Recipient of the 2014 Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) Corporate Achievement Award
Recipient of the 2014 Miami-Dade Police Department Police Training Institute Training Award (Aviation)
Recipient of the 2015 Miami-Dade School Board Exemplary Dade Partner Award District Wide


Well over a decade ago on the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group was established as an efficient and dedicated team of aviation professionals geared to serve and assist in the needs of the clients so as to assist them achieve their regulatory, technical, operational and productivity goals by applying a broad range of professional services in a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Monday, November 16, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group a Strong Support of the U.S. Armed Forces at The 2009 Homestead Air Force Base Air Show

Supported by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG), U.S.A.F personnel are shown enjoying a break with a hot meal and drinks within the Air Force Association (AFA) Miami Chapter, the 317th V.I.P Tent at the 2009 Homestead Air Reserve Base "Wings Over Homestead Air Show". The 317th opened its door and tended to the feeding of any U.S. Military personnel in uniform to include civil servant as Police Officers and Fire Fighters at the on both days
Brigadier General, William Binger, the Commanding Office of the Homestead Air Reserve Base speaks with AFA Miami Chapter Vice President Stan Bodner a long time Chapter member, as Catherine Smallwood the Chapter newly elected Chapter Secretary to be installed on 19th November 2009 watches on. General Binger gave the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and the AFA Miami Chapter an "Outstanding" for their combined and joint service and commitment in supporting this year airshow
Shown with a well feed and happy C-130 flight crew from Warner Robbin Air Force just outside Atlanta, Georgia is Benny F. Benitez, the Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group who rallied within the last week before the show to raise over US$ 1,000.00 form business colleagues and friends to support the effort. Contributing group worthy of mention are Mr. Ron Infantino of AFLAC, The Cochran Law Firm of Miami, Complete Turbine Support and Continental Aircraft Support who answered the call for support. A special appreciation to Flight Power Management who provided the tent.
Shown with a B-52 crew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana is Mr. Roger Jarman of Atlantic Models who are huge supporter of the U.S.A.F, the AFA-317th Chapter and the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group. The Barksdale crew are shown holding a B-52 model and mini B-52nose display section produced by Atlantic Models
Shown above with Benny F. Benitez is the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, Consulting Senior Manager System Operations-Latin America & Technical Translator (Spanish) Ms. Maite C. Munoz who also is a member of the AFA-317th Chapter and has been instrumental to the Firm concerning the business of translation and creation of documents and correspondence to the Firms Latin American Clients.
Homestead, Florida, 7th & 8th November 2009: One of the virtues concerning the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group core values is its wiliness and ability to give back to the community and it is a trait that has set the (94th ACG) apart from the rest within its six years of continuous operations. Recognizing that business is not necessarily all business, the (94th ACG) harnessed and borough to bare its business resources, contacts and talent so as to add their contribution toward the success of this year "Wing Over Homestead Airshow".

As a solid and established supporter of the Air Force Association (AFA) and with a few of its team members serving within the ranks of the local AFA-Miami Chapter, the 317th, (94th ACG) excelled with their support of which was recognized and acknowledged by the base Commander Brigadier General William Binger U.S.AF, as an "Outstanding Effort" and much appericated.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group "GO TEAM" Supports a Client Lockheed C-130A Regulatory and Technical Inspection

Top view off the left hand wing shows off engine position two. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group inspection team conducted a detail top to bottom, wing tip to wing tip and nose to tail inspection of aircraft N130SA, s/n 3035, USAF s/n 55-00088 and its related systems
Serving as the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Director of Flight Operation and Chief Company Pilot, Catherine Smallwood, F.A.A, CFI, CFII, MEI & Goldseal Flight Instructor inspects the "Piccolo Tubes" on N130SA for their condition status prior to the application of ground power in bringing N130SA to life for continued and required ground operational checks
As a former retired U.S.A.F Chief Master Sergent and the Director of Maintenance for the ex-"Southern Air Cargo" a once world renowned Lockheed C-130 operator "Bing" provides a vast wealth of "Herc" experience to the team, as he prepares N130SA Ground Power Unit (GPU) to be fired up and provide electrical power for continued operational ground checks

"Mr. Booker" keeps the ground operation well coordinate and ensured all ground safety rules are adhered to while N130SA came to life with the activation of the ground power unit and assisted with all vital pre-flight ground operational checks
Up front during the pre-flight inspection of the cockpit prior to the application of ground power is Benny F. Benitez whose experience with Lockheed platforms such as the C-130 Hercules and the P-3C Orion spans over 17 years. Having served as U.S. Naval Air Reservist aircrewman on P-3C both as an in-flight ordnanceman and as assistant flight engineer. Having audited numerous C-130's within the six operational years of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, the front office of a C-130 to Benny is like a second home

Shown with its nose section tucked in under the hangar, N130SA, s/n 3035. U.S.A.F s/n 55-00088 is in a "ready" state. Despite being over 50 years old N130SA is a ready and mission capable aircraft. The last operator of the aircraft was a research and development organization from Columbus, Ohio known as Snow Aviation. N130SA is the only C-130A equipped with an early version of a digital cockpit

Andalusia, Alabama, 29th October, 2009: Living up to its industry recognized reputation of being able to deploy to any spot on the Globe within 72 hours once secured and instructed by the client, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) found themselves in Andalusia, Alabama to undertake the regulatory, technical and ground operational review, inspection and appraisal of a Lockheed C-130A.
Deploying from their main base in Miami, Florida via road transport, elements of the (94th ACG) converged onto Andalusia, Alabama from Miami and Ohio and wasted no time to review every piece of paper and applied a fine tooth comb review of the aircraft. As an A-model C-130, N130SA, s/n 3035, U.S.A.F s/n 55-00088 was found to be in acceptable and ready shape to be utilized with only a minimal effort for a return to service.
One note worth mentioning is that this aircraft is equipped with a one of a kind electrical system not normally found on "common" world operational C-130's. The specialized, one of a kind, F.A.A. Approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was engineered and installed by Snow Aviation, Inc., thus making N130SA a "highly specialized" C-130. N130SA marks the third C-130 in which the (94th ACG) has dealt within their past six years of operational / real world experience in dealing with C-130's.

Monday, November 9, 2009

94th AeroClaims Consultant Group and Its Subsidiary Supports the USAF 2009 Thunderbirds Team & Homestead Air Reserse Base

By applying Hollywood grade visual special effect software, the Digital Aircraft Factory a subsidairy of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group under the creative leadership of its Managing Director Catherine Smallwood created digital models of South Florida "Southern Most F-4 Phantoms". Ship "OY" the gate guard from Homestead Reserve Air Base and ship "FM", the F-4 Phantom monument located on Route U.S. 1 South within the Downtown Homestead area come to life as they both soar over South Beach, as "Homestead Hero's"
In their appreciation and support toward the United States Air Force, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and its subsidiary, the Digital Aircraft Factory presented Brigadier General William Binger, Commanding General of Homestead Air Reserve Base with a one of kind print. Shown left to right is Catherine Smallwood Managing Director of the Digital Aircraft Factory and creator of the print, Brigadier General Binger, U.S.A.F and Benny F. Benitez, Founder & CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group
Shown with Catherine Smallwood and Benny Benitez is Lt. Col. Gregory D. Thomas, Commander and Team Leader of the 2009 United States Air Force Thunderbird Team. Lt. Col Thomas was also presented with the 2nd print of "Southern Most F-4 Phantoms-Homestead Hero's" print. Lt. Col Thomas was impressed and gave an "Outstanding" complement to both the Digital Aircraft Factory and the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and thank them both for their efforts in supporting the Thunderbirds and the United States Air Force and this year airshow at Homestead

Homestead, Florida, 6th November, 2009: As U.S. Veteran owned and operated organization, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) continues to be a strong and active supporter of the U.S. Military within South Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Opa Locka, Southern Command and the Homestead Air Reserve Base are all recipients of the 94th ACG effort and wiliness to assist our men and women in uniform. The 94th ACG is also an involved and active member of the U.S. Air Force Association with its Founder & CEO Benny F. Benitez recently being installed as the Miami Chapter, the 317th President. This Local, State and National exposure toward assisting our Nation Armed Services is a beneficial attribute when dealing within the realm of business with the U.S. Government for their clients interest.
As proud Americans, members of the (94th ACG) uphold the same core values that make our Nations Armed Forces the best in the world and transcend those same core values toward the business world of aviation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group and Its Subsidiary Invited Guess of The Women In Zion Organization (WIZO) Miami Fund Raiser Dinner

Shown is a one of a kind digital rendering of a WIZO BBJ created by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group subsidiary known as "The Digital Aircraft Factory" created by their Chief Aviation Artist Catherine Smallwood who oversees all visual marketing (CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)

Avi Mizrachi and Benny Benitez share a laugh and a smile to send to friend overseas and share a friendship based on "Aviation" as Avi is a pilot as well

Shown with Benny Benitez of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is Dr. Renee Stewart (Executive Director of WIZO / Miami) a friend of the 94th ACG, as accompany with Codi Diamond

Codi Diamond shares a laugh with Judge Crystal who is a Pilot and who has presided over many South Florida Airline Bankruptcy trails and also a former U.S. Naval Aviation and Naval Judge Advocate

Shown from left to right to is Avi Mizrachi (Former Executive Director Miami Holocaust Museum), Codi Diamond, aviation enthusiast and student pilot accompanied with Benny from the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group

North Miami 14th October 2009: Established in 1920 and celebrating their 90th anniversary, the Women In Zion Organization (WIZO) extended a welcome to their invited guest Benny F. Benitez who leads the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and it subsidiary, The Digital Aircraft Factory which is managed by Catherine Smallwoood.
The gracious invitation was extend onto Benny and Catherine by their dear friend and associate Dr. Renee Stewart, Executive Director and WIZO Florida Executive Board.
In attendance and as the quest speaker was a distinguish gentleman called Mr. Juval Aviv.
Juval Aviv is President and CEO of Interfor, Inc. an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm. Founded in 1979, interfor, inc. works with U.S. and foreign law firms, leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, insurers and governmental agencies in conducting investigations throughout the world.
Before founding interfor, inc., Mr. Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defence Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando / Intelligence Unit as was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence and special operations in the 1960's and 1970's.
Mr. Aviv gave a riveting and excellent brief on the state of security within this Country and the finer points of as to how we all could apply to better protect ourselves from terrorism. Check out Interfor, Inc. website at http://www.interforinc.com/
The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and its subsidiary looks forward to working with WIZO and hopefully with Interfor, Inc. on a few projects that could prove potential to cross pollinated between both organizations.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group To Provide Suport to The Miami Chapter of The Friends of The Israel Defense Force (FIDF)

Israeli Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16A (dual seat) Fighter / Attack Aircraft

Shown with Benny F. Benitez of the 94th ACG is Mrs. Dina Ben-Ari Executive Director (Miami Chapter) of the Friends of The Israel Defense Force (FDIF)

North Miami Beach, Florida 1st October 2009: Being a multi-nation / multi-lingual aviation consultant firm and having been deployed to many far flung places on earth to undertake multiple projects, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has within their six years of operation forged and established many professional and personal relationships with individuals, organizations and governments world wide.
One such group in which the 94th ACG has established a solid and respected relationship with is the "Friends of The Israel Defense Force" (FIDF).
The (FIDF) through its expanded range of social, educational and recreational programs, friend of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) helps ease some of the daily tensions and larger burdens faced by Israeli soldiers, airmen and sailors on duty. With their national headquarters based in New York City and having many Chapters within the United States, the 94th ACG met with Mrs. Dina Ben-Ari the Executive Director of the Miami Region office so as to explore and established means of rallying the South Florida aviation market to lend their support. With its professional presence and reputation, the 94th ACG is confident that their efforts will lead the way to bring the local aviation community to assist. For further information on the (FIDF) check out www.israelsoliders.org
Assisting in effort is the 94th ACG established subsidiary, The Digital Aircraft Factory, which will be creating cutting edge digital rendered images of Israeli Air Force aircraft's to sell, raffle and donate, as the 94th ACG and its subsidiary, The Digital Aircraft Factory are seeking to "Adopt" an Israeli Air Force Squadron to assist in providing support and moral welfare aside from the help and sponsorship in which the 94th ACG already lends and renders toward the U.S. Air Force Association (AFA) www.afa.org

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Assist Their Client Expand Their Busniess, Establish a Niche Market, Share and Presence

Shown in front of an Rolls Royce RB211-22B in the process of being parted out is 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder and CEO Benny Benitez who never misses an opportunity to hang up the suit and tie and retreat from his office in Coconut Grove to exercise his FAA A&P license and to liaise with his clients in a technical and operational environment

Despite being consider a relic of the pass, the Rolls Royce RB211-22B Turbo-Fan engine still commands a need and a great many such units as shown above have been shipped from the Southwest region of the United States to Miami for tear-down and shipped overseas

A true staple of the engine market is venerable Pratt & Whitney JT8D Turbo-Jet engine. The local Miami market to date and according to the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group monitoring of the market have properly identified well over ten F.A.A FAR-145 Repair Shops for this particular engine model
Shown is the General Electric CFM56-3B Engine poised for tear down. The CFM56 tear-down market is robust and expanding as the many removed from service B737-300 & 400 are being parted out and revenue generating parts such as their engines are harvested

Miami, Florida 23rd September 2009: NOTE: for the purpose of this article and so as to maintain operational secret "opsec" and to comply with an established and legal non-disclosure, the client within this article shall be referred to as X-44.
Since the commencement of this year third business quarter, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has been engaged with X-44 in developing and establishing their quality control, FAA drug approved program and their client care programs, as well as an inner company risk awareness and control program to which they, X-44 not requiring to be an FAA approved FAR-145 operation acts and maintains key FAR-145 qualities, to which have been both noticed and recognized by their clientele world wide.
The established and recorded proof has been the increase based on shear volume of engines in which since commencement of the service provided by the 94th ACG the client, X-44 have accomplished, hence (parted out) over 18 engines within 120 plus days.
The 94th ACG has also brought to their client a direct venue to the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to provide RB211-22B modules for the (MoD) support of their RAF 216th L-1011 tanker / refueling squadron based at RAF Air Base Brize Norton.
The 94th ACG shall remain embedded with X-44 for the duration of the remaining calendar year as stipulated per their service agreement at which such time, the client, X-44 appears to re-retain the 94th ACG to explore the possibility of investors.

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Revisits The Crash Site of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 For an Aviation Archaeological Project

Shown at the launch site is the sole mode of travel within the Everglades and access to the crash site. Complements to Cooper Town AirBoats who donated the transportation to assist with this aviation archaeological project and survey of a historical crash site
Until such time that this piece of wreckage is properly recovered from the site and taken back to the 94th ACG technical work scope located at Opa Locka Airport for identification it appears that this piece may be the inner side of a wing fuel tank as evident of the sealant displayed

Shown in close detail one could clearly see that despite over 37 years of being out within the Everglades, this piece of wreckage off aircraft N310EA shows very little sign of visual corrosion and upon further inspection the gray color sealant seen still had some gummy / rubbery feel to it

Al Naranjo closely inspects the first large part of wreckage located from the Lockheed L-1011, tail number N310EA which was located at the former, 37 year old crash site, located about 10 miles into the Everglades off tamiami trails and slightly south of Krome avenue

Utilizing his post crash site management and clean up experience, Benny plots the area of the Eastern Airline Flight 401, 1972 crash site with GPS coordinates for future survey and possible recovery of historical artifacts from the worlds first ever crash of a wide body "Jumbo Jet"

Miami, Florida 12th September 2009: Aside of the the multiple, diverse and global service retainers in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) engages and services concerning local, private, State and Governmental clients, the group donates a large amount of their professional time and talent toward benevolent and community orientated project, such as assisting the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group. The 94th ACG is a strong supporter and corporate sponsor of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group which consist of various survivors who are raising awareness toward the 1972 crash in which despite the large lost of lives, the crash has contributed a great deal toward the industry in which all of us as the flying public have benefit from.
Items such as the industry establishment of Crew Resource Management (CRM), flashlight for flight attendants, Ground Prox Warning System (GPWS) and the requirement of Air Traffic Approach Controller to report altitude to the crews all stemed from the crash of Flight 401.
The 94th ACG along with the assistance of the Air Boat Association of Florida (AAOF) and Cooper Town led a survey group which included surviving cabin-crew and passengers to the crash site so as to survey the area, record and identify the wreckage, which despite the passing of over 37 years, they still rest in the same spot in which they ended up in. The 94th ACG is assisting the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute to establish a historical / aviation tour for the benefit of the organization.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Supports The 2009 Mexico-Caribbean-Latin America, North America Maintenance Manager (MCLNAMM) Miami Conference

Photographed with Benny Benitez of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is MCLANAMM founder and former American Airlines Latin America Maintenance Manager (Retired) John Foster who still is a strong supporter of the organization and graced all of us with his presence and updated us on his retirement from the industry

Miami, Florida 19th August 2009: The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has become the first ever consultant firm within the 14 years of MCLANAMM to be both invited and to have attend within its forum of discussion concerning "common problems" which effects many of the operators within the region. The 94th ACG with its established presence within Brazil through a Strategic Alliance partnership with the Sao Paulo based ProAero Corp Group are in a very solid position to assist a certain "participating airline" with a problem concerning local labor laws at the cargo hub at Campinas airport in Brazil.

The 94th ACG also assisted the 2009 MCLANAMM by securing sponsorship from Phoenix Aviation Services and has express to the leadership at the MCLANAMM of its continue interest and future involvement. One pleasant surprise for the 94th ACG was seeing Mr. John Foster formerly of American Airlines (Ret.) Benny Benitez of the 94th ACG and John Foster in the past have served as directing members of the long (1927) established Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) group and despite the fact that Benny still remains in Miami overseeing the operation of the 94th ACG and John now resides in South Carolina, they are again working together to support a local A&P school in John neck of the woods.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Meets With "GO FOR" Aircraft Maintenance Provider From Venezuela at The 2009 MCLNAMM Miami Conference

With the vast and endless flexibility in which a digital model gives a client for their marketing needs via a fully manipulative "digital model" which are able to be sent world wide via the internet by the touch of button, "GO FOR" has indicated that they wish to order a sample of each type of aircrafts which they service sto visually display their technical potential for the sake of global marketing
Taking full advantage of the tremendous visual marketing potential in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and its subsidiary, The Digital Aircraft Factory can offer "GO FOR" has capitalized on their service by ordering their digital Boeing 737-NG in their company colors

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group founder and CEO Benny Benitez (left) shown with Mr. Raul Toro, President of "GO FOR" an on-call, EASA approved, maintenance provider serving the Latin American market, based out of Caracas, Venezuela and first time attendee at the MCLANAMM conference
Miami, Florida 19th August 2009: The 14th annual Mexican, Caribbean, Latin America, North America Maintenance Managers (MCLANAMM), 2009 gathering gave the participating airlines maintenance managers an ability to see and meet some great service provider companies like Phoenix Aviation Services and "GO FOR".
Mr. Raul Toro, President of "GO FOR" attended the 2009 MCLANAMM for the first time and gave a dynamic presentation toward his company on-call maintenance service. "GO FOR" is an EASA-145 approved maintenance provider and maintains a high level of quality and standard for which it has been recognized and utilized by many European and United States carriers serving Venezuela and neighboring Countries.
"GO FOR" is a serious and committed on-call maintenance provider, as "GO FOR" has invested in sending crews to AIRBUS in France for A330 training and maintains a proper quality assurance and training atmosphere that would render any CASE Auditor comfortable with their operation.
The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is in dialogs with "GO FOR" to explore possible joint venture / operation within the region for mutual benefits.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Meets With Mexicana Airlines MRO Services at The 2009 MCLNAMM Miami Conference

First ever rendering of a Boeing 737-NG in the dual Mexicana Airline / MRO colors as created from the studios of The Digital Aircraft Factory. It should be noted that Mexicana does not operate the B737 model within their operational fleet and this rendering also brings another first ever of a B737 in Mexicana colors which has been noticed by many image collectors
Created by The Digital Aircraft Factory a subsidiary of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is a full digital, highly detailed rendering of a few aircraft samples in which Mexicana MRO Services is capable, authorized and vastly experience in servicing, hence from top to bottom the samples are, the B737-200, B727-200 and B-737-NG's.

Shown with Benny Benitez of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is Mr. J. Alejandro Corona S. of Mexicana MRO Services. Mr. Corona is the Line Maintenance Network Sales Manager and brought the Mexicana MRO presence to the MCLANAMM conference

Miami, Florida, 19th August 2009: The 2009 MCLANAMM conference was fortunate to have the presence of a world class Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) such as Mexicana MRO Services. Representing Mexicana MRO was Mr. Alejandro Corona who gave a detailed and very informative presentation of all the technical attributes inwhich Mexicana MRO Services brings to the commercial aviation industry.

Of notable mentioned is the fact that Mexicana MRO Services is utilized by some of the world top commercial airlines as well as by top world class aircraft leasing companies, such as IFLC for their maintenance requirements. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has approached Mexicana MRO Services about establishing a presence within Miami, Florida through a soon to be established Strategic Alliance in as Mexicana MRO through the 94th ACG, will have a State side presence and ability to utilize the 94th ACG infrastructure in Miami to conduct business.

The 94th ACG via their subsidiary, The Digital Aircraft Factory are exploring various possible solutions to assist and establish Mexicana MRO image and brand into various industry trade publication (i.e. magazines) such as AIRLINERS and Aviation Week & Space Technology. For a full overview of Mexicana MRO Services, please view their website at www.mexicanamroservices.com

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Supports Phoenix Aviation Services During The 2009 Miami MCLANAMM Conference

Phoenix Aviation Services President Greg Pierce displays one of their test units and explains as to how their equipment operates and would assist any airline line maintenance operations
Shown with the Phoenix Aviation Service team is Dan Sullivan President of the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) and MCLANAMM supporter
Phoenix Aviation Services President Greg Pierce provides an insight
into the overall technical make up,
upkeep, proper and safe charging of nickel-cad batteries found onboard commercial aircraft within the industry
Phoenix Aviation Services Rosa Martinez and Greg Pierce displaying
their emergency battery testing equipment
94th ACG Benny Benitez (center) with Rosa Martinez, Director of Sales and Greg Pierce, President of Phoenix Aviation Services at the 2009 Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America North America Maintenance Managers Meeting

Miami, Florida 19th August 2009: August saw a gathering of airline maintenance managers from various airliners who all came to Miami, Florida to attend the 14th annual Mexico-Caribbean-Latin America-North America-Maintenance Managers (MCLANAMM). The group was founded as a platform for various airlines to work out common operational problems within the region, which despite of their colors the common problems plagues many regardless of their tail colors. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was invited to sit in the discussion panel and was the only "non-airline" organization present. The 94th ACG rendered support toward the organization by securing supporting sponsors to speak at the function concerning their services for the benefit of the attendees.

One such group which made a debut at the event through the coordination of the 94th ACG was Phoenix Aviation Services, which gave a tremendous technical presentation concerning their products and services concerning aircraft battery repairs and maintenance for emergency egress systems. We invite all to review Phoenix Aviation Services website at http://www.phoenixaviationservices.com/

Present at the event on behave of Phoenix Aviation Services was President Greg Pierce who gave and outstanding technical overview on their product and the NiCad battery commonly used in emergency egress systems, also accompanying Mr. Pierce was Mrs. Rosa Martinez, Director of Sales.

Friday, August 7, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Hits The Miami Air Waves on WZAB 880AM "The Biz" Business Radio Talk Show

" In the Studio" taking calls from the various listeners around the Country who called in with many technical queries about the Eastern Airlines L-1011 which was the focus of the 1972 crash
Radio talk show host Chris Wolfe of the Chris Wolfe Show WZAB 880AM who hosted our invited visit to the radio station located in Coral Gables, Florida

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group branches out onto the Miami Radio airwaves and sets an idea for a future Radio "dedicated" Aviation Radio Talk Show to promote and support the Aviation "305"

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group supports the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group. Shown left to right at WZAB Radio station are Mercy Ruiz (Eastern Airlines Surviving Flight 401 Attendant), Radio Talk Show host Chris Wolfe, Benny Benitez-94th ACG, Beverly Rasposa (Eastern Airlines Surviving Flight 401 Attendant) and Mr. Ron Infantino, (Surviving Eastern Airlines Flight 401 passenger) and Eastern Flight 401 Tribute Group leader
Coral Gables, Florida 5th August 2009: Yet another first for the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, as the (94th ACG) made their first radio debut on the Miami radio talk show "BIZ 880" on radio 880am. 94th ACG group leader, Benny Benitez was invited onto a conversing panel consisting of survivors from the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crash of a Lockheed L-1011 into the Florida Everglades on the night of 29th December 1972. The 94th ACG provided their expertise on post crash investigations and Benny's real world experience handling post crash investigations and his researched technical material from Eastern Airlines historical records concerning the crash, the aircraft, as well as the technical and operation events that created the "fatal chain" of errors that resulted in the lost of 101 lives.
Assisting Benny and calling from her current operational assignment was Ms. Catherine Smallwood who contributed her well explained excerpt about the L-1011 autopilot system and the crews handling of the situation from her commercial airline pilot prospective.
The "BIZ 880AM" hosted by Chris Wolfe of the Chris Wolfe show, is a Miami based radio talk show that focuses on "Meeting Miami's Most Interesting People".
This event has resulted in making 94th ACG start exploring the strong possibilities of establishing a radio talk show segment that would focus and look at in depth and through interviews with Miami leading "Aviation Business" organizations and individuals.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group and Its Subsidairy, The Primary Supporters of The Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group

Honorary Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group member Benny Benitez, speakers with a former Eastern Airlines Second Officer about his operational experience in flying with Captain Robert Loft, the Captain of the ill fated Lockheed L-1011 on Flight 401
Catherine Smallwood, the other Honorary member of the Eastern Airline Flight 401 and the group Flight Operation Lecture expert, tends to the queries of a visitor to the table who as many were amazed by the amount of artifacts and historic information presented to the public The Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group attends the Airliners International 2009 event in Orlando, Florida. To the 94th ACG, the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group is a very important community group project, as well as to their Subsidiary, the Digital Aircraft Factory who is handling the visual support
As a support of many "Aviation" related community projects within South Florida, 94th ACG leader Benny Benitez acts as the group Technical / Aircraft specialist concerning all issued related to the Lockheed L-1011 aircraft and its related Rolls Royce engines, as presented for the benefit of public understanding the details of the 1972 crash, the worlds first "Jumbo Jet" lost

Orlando, Florida 23rd-25th July 2009: In their vast and highly diverse exposure and involvement within aviation, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) took part in the first "Public Roll Out" of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group in Orlando, Florida during the 2009 Airliners International convention. The 94th ACG and its subsidiary group the Digital Aircraft Factory (D.A.F) headed up and managed by Ms. Catherine Smallwood as assisted by Roosevelt Viana are currently the sole aviation industry supporters of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group. The event which was held in Orlando, Florida had an impressive world wide audience of enthusiast, collectors and historians. Present were executive members from the American Aviation Historical Society (A.A.H.S) and organization established over 50 years ago preserving the historical significants made in aviation by Americans, as well as features writers for such well know publications as Airliners, Airways and Airliners International.

The (94th ACG) as well as the (D.A.F) are lending their time, effort as well as their industry contacts and reputation to assist the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group ascertain their ultimate goal, the establishment if a memorial to the many lives that were lost and those that were touch by the lost of Eastern 401 and to commemorate the many safety attributes which have come forth as a result of the crash, in which the flying public worldwide depends on as a result of that fateful night on 29th December 1972 in the dark Florida Everglades, the night in which Fail Safe Failed!