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The NPMA welcomes their newest corporate member: Adler & Allan

The NPMA welcomes their newest corporate member: Adler & Allan!

Adler & Allan is the preferred supplier for Petrol Oil and Lubricant (POL) maintenance on the major US bases in the UK and currently has M&E teams working on projects at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Fairford and RAF Mildenhall.

With the growth in opportunities working for the US military  and US companies, A&A has established a US business called A&A Federal Services LLC based in San Antonio, Texas.  The US business will focus on POL maintenance contracts and projects with US companies around the world.


Parker Hannifin Corporation Agrees to Acquire Velcon Filters LLC



Parker Hannifin Corporation Agrees to Acquire Velcon Filters LLC

We are pleased to announce that Parker Hannifin Corporation has agreed to acquire Velcon Filters
LLC, a leading manufacturer of filtration products. This transaction will offer you greater value with
an enhanced ability to develop new and innovative filtration solutions. The acquisition is anticipated
to close following regulatory approvals in the next 30 to 60 days.
The management teams at Parker and Velcon assure you that our continued focus will be to serve
your needs as we combine our businesses. Parker has a long and successful history of acquiring
and integrating companies with the principle focus of ensuring continued premier customer service.
Velcon will be merged within the Filtration Group of Parker.
Throughout the transition process, the Velcon and Parker teams are committed to providing excellent
service to our customers. By integrating Velcon Filters into Parker’s Filtration Group, we are able to
offer a full complement of advanced filtration solutions for fuels, oils and other fluids.
We welcome your feedback, appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

The Carlyle Group Partners with Management to Acquire Landmark Aviation from GTCR and Platform Partners


The Carlyle Group
News Release
September 14, 2012
The Carlyle Group Partners with Management to Acquire Landmark Aviation from GTCR and Platform Partners
Fixed Based Operator is Poised for Continued Growth Under New Ownership
Washington, DC, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Landmark Aviation from GTCR and Platform Partners.
Equity capital for the transaction will come from Carlyle Partners V, a $13.7 billion buyout fund. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Landmark Aviation operates one of the largest fixed based operation (FBO) networks in the world, with 51 locations throughout the United States, Canada and France, and also provides a range of aircraft maintenance, charter and management services. Together with Landmark’s existing management team, Carlyle plans to support the company’s growth strategy by investing in the continued expansion and modernization of its existing FBO network as well as pursuing additional locations through acquisitions and greenfield developments. Adam Palmer, Carlyle Managing Director and Head of the Global Aerospace, Defense and Government Services team, said, “Landmark Aviation has established a strong reputation in the business aviation industry for its emphasis on safety and customer service. We look forward to partnering with Landmark’s experienced and talented management team to accelerate the growth of the company’s FBO network.”
Dan Bucaro, Landmark President and CEO, added, “Over the past several years, we have worked closely with airport authorities and the communities we serve as we have built Landmark Aviation into a world-class FBO platform. We are excited to work with Carlyle, a noted investor in aviation for more than two decades, in continuing to grow the Landmark franchise.”
“We have greatly enjoyed working with Dan and his team over the past five years,” said GTCR Principal Craig Bondy. “Landmark management and employees worked tirelessly to build a strategic and valuable network. We look forward to seeing the next chapter of the Landmark story develop under Carlyle’s ownership.”
Carlyle’s Global Aerospace, Defense and Government Services group has invested approximately $4.2 billion in more than 40 aerospace and defense companies since 1987, including past stakes in Avio SpA, Howmet International and Vought Aircraft, and current stakes in ARINC Incorporated, Sequa Corporation and Wesco Aircraft Holdings (NYSE: WAIR). Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and Barclays have committed to provide debt financing for the transaction.
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Landmark Aviation / GTCR / Platform Partners
M&A: Morgan Stanley / Barclays
Legal: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
The Carlyle Group
M&A: Evercore Partners
Legal: Latham & Watkins LLP
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About Landmark Aviation
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. The Company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, charter and management. For more information, visit
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $156 billion of assets under management across 99 funds and 63 fund of fund vehicles as of June 30, 2012. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Fund of Funds Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs 1,300 people in 32 offices across six continents.
About GTCR
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the “Leaders Strategy” – finding and partnering with management leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $9 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit
About Platform Partners
Platform Partners, LLC is a private holding company based in Houston that makes investments in middle-market companies with the intent of growing the businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. More information about Platform can be found at
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Landmark Aviation:
Charlotte Cheatham
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The Carlyle Group:
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Velcon Filters Completes Acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH

Jet Fuel and Avgas Filtration and Separation / Jet Fuel Filter Separator - 02/05/2012

Velcon Filters Completes Acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH


Velcon Filters, LLC, today announced that it has acquired Warner Lewis GmbH. Headquartered in Kelsterbach, Germany with locations in Phillipsburg, Germany; Farnborough, UK; Paris, France; and Dubai, UAE; Warner Lewis offers aircraft refueling solutions to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”). Warner Lewis has been a strategic business partner of Velcon for over 40 years distributing Velcon’s line of products, in addition to manufacturing its own standard or custom vessels, pit-boxes and ground fueling products. The acquisition of Warner Lewis represents an opportunity for Velcon to directly serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This is the third acquisition for Velcon Filters in the past three years. “Velcon acquired Chemflo in late 2009 to expand our product offering into the energy markets, and in 2010 acquired Twin Filter B.V. in the Netherlands to diversify and grow the business in the oil, liquid and air filtration markets,” Greg Elliott, Chairman of the Board of Velcon Filters said. “We are excited to expand in the aviation fuel market where Velcon is a market leader in filtration and Warner Lewis is a trusted provider of filtration and refueling solutions.”


Keith McAslan, President of Velcon said, “Since 1969, Warner Lewis has been the recognized leader for aircraft fueling components and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been Velcon’s exclusive distributor in that region. As Velcon looks toward its 60th anniversary next year, we are pleased to join with Warner Lewis and directly provide a broader range of products and solutions to our aviation customers in the Americas and EMEA.”


Mark Hoye, recently promoted as Velcon Filters Vice President of Global Sales, and Bruno Gervasoni, who will remain with the company as Managing Director, both commented: “The entire Warner Lewis organization is excited about joining the Velcon team and believes this partnership will provide opportunities to further develop and expand the aviation product offerings whilst continuing the excellent service to which customers of both Velcon and Warner Lewis have been accustomed.”


Velcon Filters, LLC - Successful EI 1583 6th Edition Qualification

Velcon Filters, LLC is pleased to announce the successful completion of qualification tests according to “EI 1583 Laboratory tests and minimum performance levels for aviation fuel filter monitors, 6th edition” requirements. This test series fully qualifies Velcon’s new CDF®-2xxP Series monitor (water absorbing) cartridges to the latest edition of the 1583 specification (sixth edition).
Velcon’s new CDF®-P Series Cartridges incorporate several structural features due to new/updated requirements of the sixth edition of EI 1583. Some of these features and resulting benefits include:
• Increased product conductivity decreases the risk of electrostatic discharges
• Improved media structure lowers the risk of media migration
• Improved water removal efficiency – less than 1 ppm of water downstream of the filters – along with improved water holding capacity (200 ml)
• Lower initial differential pressure – a major factor for installations that require changing cartridges at 15 PSID
• New structure that provides longer cartridge life in the presence of small amounts of water
These two-inch diameter cartridges should be available commercially shortly. Please contact Velcon if you will need to purchase cartridges for testing.
Please note that in the presence of anti-icing additives in fuel, the caution against using water absorbing monitor cartridges remains in force within the industry.
Velcon Filters, LLC has been the leader in the fuel filtration industry for over 50 years. To upgrade your existing facilities, or to install new EI 1583 6th Edition cartridges at your location, please contact Velcon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact your authorized Velcon distributor.

Contact information: Robin L. Mason, Vice President
Velcon Filters, LLC
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800-531-0180 / 719-531-5855
Fax: 719-531-5690

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