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Regarded Aircraft Repair Expert, Jim Jijawi, Joins SOAR As Managing Director

Newport Beach, California – November 27, 2006 – Source One Aircraft Repair (SOAR), a commercial AOG major field repair provider has appointed Jim H. Jijawi as Managing Director, indicating that the new and uniquely designed company has grabbed the attention of industry experts.

“Jim is recognized worldwide for his outstanding achievement and contribution to the aviation industry,” commented Chris Merry, General Manager. “With SOAR Jim has the opportunity to aid the aviation industry by providing an innovative and cost effective commercial repair alternative.”

Prior to SOAR, Jijawi worked at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group for over 28 years in several capacities including Director of Maintenance and Modification Services. He managed a multi-million dollar business for the Boeing and served as Director of the world-renowned Recovery and Modification Services organization (RAMS). Jijawi’s span of responsibility included AOG, maintenance, modification and passenger-to-freighter conversion.

“SOAR’s partnership with Jim is a significant step to building client confidence and providing the industry with the highest quality service,” said Mr. Merry.

Recently developed in response to demands for shorter and less costly AOG down time, SOAR employs a unique business strategy to satisfy its clients. Using relationship skills to establish a network and retaining a small core of highly experienced and certified key staff, SOAR performs as an agile AOG General Contractor with dedicated partners that can be brought together more quickly than traditional methods in response to AOG incidents anywhere, anytime globally.

For Further Information or Queries Contact:

Veronica Vargas
Marketing and Business Development

Source One Aircraft Repair is a global Aircraft on the Ground support company that provides aircraft recovery, field repair, modification and damage evaluation for commercial aircraft incidents. Core services include expert aircraft incident recovery anywhere in the world, responsive and cost-efficient incident repair 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and inspections including damage evaluation, insurance claims assistance, hull surveys and valuations with a response time between 24 to 48 hours of a request.

In addition to its highly experienced certified core of Program Managers, SOAR can provide cost-effective touch labor and parts logistics through its global network of recognized repair stations, spares distributors, and parts refurbishment partners servicing the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Pacific-Asia. Headquartered in Newport Beach, SOAR’s distinction is that it provides innovative and personalized global incident field support via cost-effective and responsive solutions. Source One Aircraft Repair is a Source One member company.