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April 5, 2016

Valair Aviation announces new Director of Maintenance, and Manager of Compliance and Continuous Improvement

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a full service MRO and FBO facility at Wiley Post Airport, expands its management team, designating Nic Hawker Director of Maintenance and Michael Dussault Manager of Compliance and Continuous Improvement. 

“We're pleased to welcome experienced professionals like Nic Hawker and Michael Dussault to our team,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President of Valair Aviation.  “Both share our values and have a passion for innovation and delivering excellent customer experience.  I am confident that Nic and Mike will be extraordinary leaders in implementing high-quality solutions for our clients.”

Hawker is an aircraft MRO management professional with over 15 years of experience.  He brings extensive knowledge and training to this role where he will provide overall direction to Valair’s MRO functions, ensuring that quality and production goals are met. 

In his most recent role as Director of Maintenance for Commuter Air Technology (CAT), Hawker was responsible for all maintenance performed on CAT’s CONUS and OCONUS Special Mission/ISR King Air fleet.  During his tenure with CAT, he established and supervised the CAT Oklahoma City maintenance facility with a team of two aircraft technicians and the multiple CAT OCONUS Maintenance sites with 12 aircraft technicians and six avionics technicians.

Dussault joins Valair with over 30 years of progressive experience and successful contributions in aircraft maintenance and quality assurance management.  In his role as Manager of Compliance and Continuous Improvement, Dussault will manage the Quality system ensuring that all products, processes and services meet the regulatory requirements for agencies such as ISO and FAA. 

Prior to Valair, Dussault served as the Senior Quality Assurance Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation where he managed the quality assurance Industrial Product Vendor program directly supporting the US Air Force Production Depot Aircraft Maintenance program.  Dussault earned his Bachelor of Science Business Administration from the University of Phoenix following a 20 year career with the United States Air Force in Aircraft Maintenance.

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