Peachtree City-based Aventure International Aviation Services Inc. is winning new contracts with Canadian and Middle Eastern airlines and is offering to display Georgia companies’ marketing materials during its exhibition at the Dubai Air Show in the United Arab Emirates, Nov. 20-24.
The company, which provides parts to aerospace manufacturers and commercial airlines worldwide, also offers marketing services for foreign aviation firms seeking opportunities in U.S. markets.
“If any Georgia companies want us to help them get their names out there [at the Dubai air show], we can display their brochures,” Aventure President Zaheer Faruqi said. Mr. Faruqi first spoke with GlobalAtlanta during a trade mission to Canada in July led by Gov. Sonny Perdue.
He is attending the upcoming air show in Dubai, which is the ninth international aerospace exhibition to take place there. It is held every two years at Airport Expo Dubai convention center and is organized by the United Arab Emirates’ Department of Civil Aviation, the government of Dubai and the UAE Armed Forces. Some 700 exhibitors from 43 countries are expected at this year’s event.
At the show, Aventure plans to demonstrate a Raytheon Beech 1900 passenger airliner turboprop aircraft and to launch its new marketing representation services, aircraft parts repair and overhaul services, as well as aviation chemicals and material supply, according to Mr. Faruqi.
He said that his company is targeting Middle Eastern airlines as potential customers because domestic airlines are going through tough financial times. Oil-producing Middle Eastern countries are reaping the benefits of record-high fuel prices, so their commercial airline companies are more likely to have surplus revenues to spend on Aventure’s services, he said.
Aventure forecasts a 30 percent increase in Middle East sales revenue for the next two years.
One of the company’s newest contracts is with Qatar Airways, the national commercial airline of the country of Qatar, to implement a new airplane cleaning service. Aventure helped to invent a truck whose cab can be elevated to the height of an airplane deck and has cleaning equipment that allows two employees to clean the carpets and seats of the aircraft quickly and easily without damaging wiring in the plane.
“One problem with airlines overseas is that they’re having trouble keeping their aircraft clean. So they replace carpeting in the aircraft, and it damages the wiring for audio and lighting systems because too many low skilled laborers are doing the cleaning. So we came up with a way to clean the aircraft more efficiently,” Mr. Faruqi explained.
Innovations like this one are part of Aventure’s services they offer airlines worldwide. Mr. Faruqi said he visits the Middle East every few months seeking new contracts and is traveling to Europe next week to meet with a potential client.
His attendance in the Georgia trade mission in July resulted in a contract with a Toronto-based airline. Air Canada Jazz, a low-cost carrier of Air Canada, recently agreed to a $20,000 contract with Aventure to do marketing for them in the United States, Mr. Faruqi said.
Aventure has also helped Clayton State University students construct a one-man, engineless flying craft to compete in the Nov. 25 Red Bull Flugtag (Flying Day) competition in Dubai. Mr. Faruqi paired the Clayton State’s aviation department students with counterparts in the Rashid School in Dubai for the event that judges the distance a gliding aircraft can fly. See www.redbullflugtag.ae for more information about the contest.
Contact Mr. Faruqi at (770) 632-7930 or visit www.aventureaviation.com to learn about Aventure.