September 20, 2023

ATS Leaders Seth Jacobsen, Paul Dolan, Dave Keimig, and Dave Bowen with AFA Award

AFA praises ATS’s workforce development efforts amongst other contributions

Everett, Washington (September 20, 2023) – ATS, a premier provider of airframe MRO and component support services, was awarded “Company of the Year” honors during the 18th Annual AFA Aerospace Summit in Tacoma, WA on September 13. The AFA works to preserve and promote Washington State’s lead as the global center of aerospace manufacturing.

“It is with great pleasure ATS received recognition as Company of the Year at AFA’s recent summit,” stated Dave Keimig, ATS Sr VP of Ops Support, EH&S, Quality, Site Services and Operational Excellence. “As an AFA serving board member, I know firsthand of its vision and what its leadership brings to our aerospace community.”

“AFA appreciates the partnership we have with ATS,” commented Emily Wittman, AFA President and CEO. “And it’s through industry partnership that we work to solve the regulatory, innovation, and workforce challenges facing our industry.”

ATS’s support of the aerospace technician career spans back to its inception as an aircraft component repair company in 1970. Over the years, it became apparent that a more proactive approach was needed which led to the January 2019 launch of its Apprenticeship Program at its hangar location in Everett, WA. Under the structure of the program, employees train on the job while getting paid and have the option to become a certificated mechanic upon completion. This 18-24 month program has expanded to ATS locations in Kansas City, MO, and Fort Worth, TX and has seen more than 160 apprentices graduate with approximately 50% becoming FAA certificated.

About ATS:
For more than 50 years, ATS has been providing industry-leading, comprehensive MRO and support services for aircraft and OEMs. It is focused on making the MRO process better through reducing span times, increasing mechanic efficiency, improving airline operational performance, and lowering overall costs through repair prevention strategies.

ATS offerings include:
• Airframe Services: Heavy maintenance and modification
• Component Repair: Providing repair services and rotable exchange options for accessories, composites, electrical and fuel components, engine mounts, flight control surfaces, hydraulics, pneumatics, and structures
• Engineering Solutions: PMA parts, STC offerings, as well as design and repair engineering
• Ranger Asset Management: Component part sales/USM, consignment, and inventory distribution services available for virtually every commercial airframe and engine platform. Also includes asset acquisition and teardown activities
For more information, please visit: atsmro.com, follow @atsmrotech on Twitter, and join ATS on Facebook and LinkedIn.

About AFA:
AFA is a coalition of businesses seeking to support, strengthen, and grow the aerospace industry in the State of Washington. AFA is inclusive of all sectors, including commercial aviation, space, and UAS. Founded in 2006, AFA is a 501(c)6 that has been successful in helping the aerospace industry thrive through its efforts in advocacy and policy development, workforce development, training and education, market intelligence, meeting facilitation, and holding special events.
For more information, please visit www.afa-wa.com.

Sherry Cole Bergstrom
Director of Marketing, PR and Communications