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April 18, 2017

Valair Aviation announces new Avionics Sales Manager

Mark Jernigan

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a full service MRO and FBO facility at Wiley Post Airport, enhances its sales team by designating Mark Jernigan as Avionics Sales Manager.

“We're pleased to welcome a seasoned professional like Mark to our Avionics team as a customer advocate especially leading up the ADS-B compliance deadline in 2020,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President of Valair Aviation. “Mark’s vast experience as an aviator, MRO manager and avionics specialist compliments our team who are dedicated to offering value-enhancing solutions for our clients.”

Jernigan’s 40-year background in a variety of aviation disciplines led him to Valair Aviation. His experience as an Air Traffic Control Specialist and in Terminal Instrument Procedure design, combined with over 17,000 hours of flight time in countless aircrafts, and a diverse career in maintenance and MRO management provides Jernigan with full-service qualifications when advising customers on avionics and maintenance needs.

“I am very excited to join the Valair family and look forward to serving an ever growing client base. My top goal is to supply the best in avionics systems and the overall customer experience at Valair,” stated Jernigan. “With the ADS-B mandated 2020 deadline quickly approaching, we are seeing more and more activity in this area of avionics. We are prepared to handle the increased rate of compliance installations now and in the future with the most economical and efficient systems available,” Jernigan added.

Prior to Valair, Jernigan served in a variety of MRO management positions with Standard Aero, Cycle Aviation, Potomac Air Charter and Landmark Aviation all of the central Atlantic region supporting Part 145, 91, 141, and 135 services for Falcon, Hawker, Beechcraft and Bombardier business aircraft. Jernigan’s duties also included quality inspection and quality assurance roles according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 standards respectively. Jernigan holds several industry certifications and licenses in addition to have earned a BS in Program Management, a BS in Business Management and a BA in Aviation Education.

About Valair Aviation
Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency, and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company. Learn more at

About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services. Learn more at