January 2016
by Gary R. Loyd on January 1st, 2016

​We begin this New Year, 2016, with a fresh overhaul of our website.  This is something that we have neglected for too long.  It is our desire that our website be meaningful and useful to our valued clients and associates, both in the USA and Brazil.

We saw several significant events in Aviation in 2015.  Along with the introduction of many new aircraft models, we saw the termination of the C-17 production line in Long Beach.  We also saw the drastic expansion and interest in the light drone market and the new requirement from the FAA to register all radio controlled aircraft and drones.  There was a bit of good news in the passing of the Pilots Bill of Right 2 near the end of the year.  This will be good for the general aviation crowd and those GA pilots who have a special interest in class III medical reform.

We lost three valued associates in death this past year. John Brower and Harold Nedrow worked for Avsource after retiring from lengthy careers at McDonnell Douglas, Long Beach. Tom Ruffino worked for Avsource after retiring from a successful career with TWA.  All were dedicated professionals and will definitely be missed.

2015 also marked 21 years for The Avsource Group.  We did not celebrate as such, but we surpassed being in business for 21 years in November.  It has been said that “90% of small businesses fail within the first 5 years. Furthermore, 90% off those 10% remaining fail within the next 5 years.”  This is truly a remarkable feat in today’s business world and is certainly worthy of recognition.

We look ahead at 2016 with positive thoughts and hope.  We wish all of our clients and associates a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

God Bless America (North and South).
The Avsource Group


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