More Good News for Former Montreal AVEOS Workers!

More Good News for Former Montreal AVEOS Workers! 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Lockheed Martin
Canada Incorporated has announced it has purchased certain assets of
the engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business of AVEOS
Fleet Performance in Montreal, Quebec.  
"This means that some of our people who lost their jobs when AVEOS
closed, will get their jobs back," explained a very happy IAM
District Lodge 140 President and General Chairperson Fred Hospes.
"This is great news for our members, the province of Quebec and the
aviation industry in Canada because we retain this vital component in
Canada and the jobs that go with it."  
"The former AVEOS workforce is very skilled with a high level of
expertise that is hard to find," said Amy Gowder, vice president and
general manager of Kelly Aviation Center, a Lockheed Martin
affiliate. "Hiring a number of AVEOS' previous employees and
operating in Montreal will supplement the MRO services for engine
types and engine parts repair capabilities currently provided by
Kelly Aviation Center in San Antonio. Together, both locations will
have a long list of services to provide to customers."  
"We made a pledge to our members when AVEOS closed that the IAM would
do everything in is power to maintain this MRO capability in Canada
and preserve as many jobs as possible," explained IAM Canadian
General Vice President Dave Ritchie. "The IAM has worked tirelessly
on behalf of former AVEOS members in negotiations with Lockheed
Martin and the provincial government to make this happen. We never
gave up on them."  
The engine MRO assets provide capabilities to perform a complete
range of services on the CF34and CFM56 engine families, which include
engines that power the regional Embraer and Canadian RJ jets and the
Airbus 320 family, respectively. The facility will be named Kelly
Aviation Center Montreal, a Lockheed Martin Canada company, and
become part of Lockheed Martin's engine MRO line of business, which
includes Kelly Aviation Center, a Lockheed Martin affiliate based in
San Antonio, Texas.  
The IAM is the largest union in the Canadian air transport and
aerospace sectors.
Contacts:
Fred Hospes
IAM District Lodge 140 President and General Chairperson
604-448-0721 or 778-829-8140 
Dave Ritchie
IAM Canadian General Vice President
416-386-1789 Ext #6323 
Bill Trbovich
IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #6331 or 416-735-9765
 
 
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