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needs,” says Sales Manager Phil Suglia.
Chambers attended Southeast Community
College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
earning a degree in Business Management
and Marketing. Prior to coming to work for
Duncan Aviation, Austin worked at Kenexa as
an IT Support Tech and moved to the sales
team for Customer Satisfaction and Employee
Retention Surveys. “There is a great team of
people working on Embraer and Gulfstream
aircraft, and I feel fortunate to be given the
opportunity to join them. I look forward to
continuing the superior level of support that
my predecessor, Brian Andrews, was able to
provide his customers and will do my best to
serve this market with that same dedication
and professionalism,” says Chambers. Both
Chambers and his wife, Liz, love the outdoors
and everything that keeps them active. They’re
particularly fond of camping, fishing, hunting
and mountain biking. The couple has two
sons: Riley (5) and Kyle (18 months). After their
7-year-old son Tyson lost his battle with brain
cancer several years ago, Austin and Liz started
advocating for pediatric cancer awareness, and
they created Tyson’s Treasure Chest Foundation
in 2012 in his memory.

Thomas Global Systems Appoints
Pandis as VP of BD
Thomas Global Systems has appointed
Robert Pandis as Vice President of Business
Development. Based in the Company’s Irvine,
California office, Robert Pandis’ role at Thomas
Global Systems will focus on the business
development of military markets in North
America. This appointment comes at a time
when Thomas Global Systems is expanding its
team and operations within its North American
operation based in Irvine, California in both
commercial and military markets. “Since the
opening of our Irvine facility in September
2013, the Company’s industry position as the
global leader in long term avionic cockpit CRT
display support has been firmly secured. Our
2015 launch of a family of innovative plug-and-
play LCD display upgrade solutions to replace
existing CRTs in the military and civil aircraft
markets, and our recent alliance agreement with
L-3 Communications to develop certain CRT-to-
LCD display upgrade products, firmly situate
Thomas Global as a leading player in cockpit
display upgrade solutions which are ADS-B
ready, highly reliable, and affordable,” President
(USA) Andrew Hutchinson explains. “In addition
to this, our high performance solutions and
strong investment in key research
areas in land based, submarine
and defense aviation platforms,
have solidified our position
as a recognized leader in the
Pandis defense industry.” Robert will

Lufthansa Technik Enters Maintenance Partnership with
easyJet at London Gatwick
Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and easyJet have signed a contract for
extensive collaboration at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). With a fleet of 55 aircraft, Gatwick
is the largest base for the low-cost airline. As part of this five-year collaboration, Lufthansa
Technik (as the Part 145 maintenance organization) will handle Light Base Maintenance (LBM)
inputs and AOG hangar support for the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft fleet as well as the
A320neo in the future.
“In addition to the hangar build itself, a tender was run to select a suitable partner to provide
the maintenance services. easyJet’s existing partner in Milan Malpensa and Berlin Schoenefeld,
Lufthansa Technik, were selected and a ground breaking five year contract has been signed
which sees Lufthansa Technik opening their first UK hangar based operation,” Brendan
McConnellogue, easyJet’s head of Maintenance, comments. “The on site team will deliver two
inputs every night, seven days a week and provide AOG hangar support as required.”
Ulrich Hollerbach, CEO of LTMI, comments, “This partnership project builds on and
continues the successful cooperation between easyJet and Lufthansa Technik over the past
years. We are extremely proud that our offer was able to fulfill the service and business
model expectations of one of Europe’s leading airlines. We are absolutely sure that we will
deliver the same high quality at London Gatwick which easyJet already knows from our
common activities in Milan Malpensa and Berlin Schoenefeld.”
Work for easyJet under the new contract commenced recently. Lufthansa Technik has a
staff of about 60 mechanics on-site who executes two checks per night, seven days a week.

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