AeroWorx announced today that it entered into a four-year maintenance, repair and overhaul licensing agreement for F-16 motors and generators with UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Torrance, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 — AeroWorx, a leader in aerospace repair and overhaul, has hired Robert Smith as its new manager of quality control and engineering. At AeroWorx, Smith’s primary role will be to ensure the company continues to meet national and international quality standards. Currently, AeroWorx has dual release FAA and EASA authorization as an unlimited class I, II and III accessory repair station, and complies with all AS9100 component overhaul and repair requirements. Since a large part of AeroWorx’s business is repairs, Smith will lead regular training sessions with AeroWorx mechanics to help them continue to meet and exceed the standards set by the FAA, EASA and other relevant organizations. “As a company, our goal is to offer customers the highest quality. But, to do that you need someone who knows the requirements and how to follow them. Robert’s that person – he’s managed standards and requirements at major aviation companies. He knows what a company needs to do to maintain and exceed expectations,” says Gary Furlong, company president and founder. Before coming to AeroWorx, Smith worked as a design engineer for Ancra International. Though Smith did extensive design work, he was also responsible for helping the company meet design requirements. Smith set up company standards and proposed and implemented process improvement techniques. He also worked directly with two leading manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, to meet their design specifications. Smith has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and will receive his M.S. in Engineering Management next year from the University of Southern California.