AMES and DHL Sign 3-Year Heavy Maintenance Agreement for 767 C Checks

  AMES and DHL Sign 3-Year Heavy Maintenance Agreement for 767 C Checks

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- February 19, 2013

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES) announced that it
signed an agreement with DHL to provide heavy maintenance services for at
least twenty-eight (28) C checks over three years on DHL-owned and leased
Boeing 767-200F aircraft currently operating in the U.S. network.

The agreement, which runs from April 2013 through March 2016, covers 767
freighters operated for DHL by ABX Air, another subsidiary of AMES’ parent
company, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). AMES has provided
scheduled maintenance for these aircraft under a different arrangement since
May 2009.

"DHL is confident in AMES’ ability to support our maintenance requirements
through their quality workmanship, which is reflected in our continued
767-200F fleet reliability," remarked David Sheedy, Network Technical Director
for DHL Aviation Americas. "They remain committed to consistently delivering
the highest quality product whilst striving for improved efficiencies to
ultimately reduce cost for their customers."

"Repeat business is in many ways a result of your overall value to a
customer," commented AMES President Brady Templeton. "This is truly a
significant accomplishment and reflective upon our greatest resource, our
employees, and the efforts of those who remain diligent in delivering
high-quality products and services on a predictable schedule at a fair price."

A C check is a periodic maintenance visit during which an aircraft undergoes a
comprehensive inspection and service procedure as part of its overall
maintenance program.

About Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.

AMES is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider
operating out of Wilmington, Ohio, with additional line maintenance operations
in Cincinnati, Ohio and Miami, Florida. AMES holds a Part 145 FAA Repair
certificate and provides heavy maintenance, line maintenance, material sales
and service, component repair and overhaul, and engineering services to
aircraft operators. AMES is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport
Services Group. Visit AMES on the web at

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc.

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation
and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies
that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing
and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of
converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries,
including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air
Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft
maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include
ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International,
Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines,
Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. Learn more at


Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.
Arlen Frogge, Manager, Maintenance and Modification Sales, 937-366-2616
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