Air Services International, LLC. appoints Director of MRO Services at MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition

PHOENIX, Ariz., (April 9, 2014) – Air Services International, LLC, announced today at the MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition that Mr. Richard (Rich) Ritter has joined their team as Director of MRO Services. Mr. Ritter brings 23 plus years of rotorcraft MRO experience to the Air Services team.

Air Services International, LLC. Appoints Director of MRO Services at MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition

“As a growing organization, Air Services is investing to extend capabilities and services for our customers. Expanding our team with talented people like Rich is an important part of that process. Rich’s experiences will be a great asset, especially in expanding our component services for Bell helicopters,” said Air Services General Manager John Gregg.

Mr. Rich Ritter’s previous experiences include U.S. Army aircraft powerplant repairer, turbine engine inspector, Bell Helicopter component inspector, and business development of an MRO program for Bell medium helicopters. Mr. Rich Ritter’s turbine engine experience includes T53, T55, T63 (M250), and T700 series engines.

“Air Services has the backing of an extremely innovative and dynamic executive team. The opportunities to grow the Air Services business and become the leading MRO provider in our industry is a real and attainable goal for each of us to strive for,” said Richard Ritter.

Mr. Rich Ritter holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and an FAA Powerplant license. His military service includes tours of duty to the Republic of Korea and a combat tour in Somalia.

The Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition is the premier trade show for commercial and maintenance industry. Organized by Aviation Week, the show draws over 10,000 attendees from 60 countries. The show will explore the future of aviation and defense maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) through a series of drill-down discussions and networking opportunities. The event features the industry’s largest exhibition floor, which will draw 400+ solution providers to communicate actionable solutions, build contacts and exchange ideas.

Air Services and it’s strategic partner, Dakota Air Parts, are co-exhibiting at Booth # 3059 during the MRO Americas show.

About Air Services International, LLC. (

Established in 1948, Air Services International is an independent FAA (TU3R880L) and EASA (145.4086) authorized Part 145 repair station. Air Services International provides global support to commercial, military and parapublic helicopter operators.

Specializing in Rolls-Royce (Allison) M250 series gas turbine engines, Air Services provides: maintenance, repair and overhaul, functional and performance testing, engine leasing and rental services.

Air Services also supports component repair and overhauls for Bell light and medium helicopters, STC engine upgrades for Bell 206-L1, parts sales, exchanges, consignments and supply chain management. Air Services aims to provide 24/7 global powerplant and rotorwing support.