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.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Meets With A Potentially New Client, An Approved F.A.A. / F.A.R-145 Commercial Turbine Engine Overhaul & Repair Facility Known As Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc.

Via one of our many informative associates within the Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) industry specifically within South Florida, we became aware of yet another FAA approved repair and overhaul facility that specializes in the Pratt and Whitney JT8D turbo-jet engine

Known as Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc., their forte and specialty is focused on the Pratt and Whitney JT8D lower series commonly known as the "Baby 8's" which normally consist of the JT8D-9's. -9A's, -15's, -15A's and the -17's

Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc. shop is located but a stones throw from Opa Locka Airport (KOPF) which is slightly about 10 miles North of Miami International Airport (KMIA)

The Pratt and Whitney JT8D Engine as been a stead fast and time proven turbo-jet turbine of the industry and its projected to continue its industry longevity for well over another 5 to 8 years

Opa Locka / Miami, Florida 25th March 2016: Operating within South Florida for well over a decade plus, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) prides themselves for being aware and knowing of any and all FAA / FAR -145 repair and overhaul facility within the local market of which the current listing of fully known FAR-145 shops stands at 125 total as many are past / current clients and colleagues.
But not being prefect, its always a delight to find and learn of yet other established FAR-145 facility, such is the case with the recent discovery of Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc. Tuck away on the Northeast corner of Opa Locka just outside the gates of Opa Locka Airport, Atlantic Gas Turbine Center operates a shop that handles Pratt and Whitney JT8D series of engine known within the market as the "Baby 8's" which consist of the -7, -7A's, -9, -9A's, -15, -15A's and -17's series.
Thanks for Mr. Rolando Ravello a long time and trusted associate of the 94th ACG, the 94th ACG was introduce to Mr. Francisco Rodriguez the owner and accountable manager at Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc. It appears that Atlantic Gas Turbine Center, Inc. is seeking guidance for growth and financial infusion which the 94th ACG could lead them to their business and financial goals, an attribute that the 94th ACG is well versed in and have a proven track record. 

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Is Once Again Called On By One Of Their Client Banks To Render Their Opinionated Appraised Hull Value On a Boeing 767-300ER

This 767-3Q8ER sits on the ramp at Shanghai, China as it awaits transfer from their current owners a world class aircraft leasing company to their new operator of which our client Bank is overseeing the financial transactions and its due diligence based on our inputs

Shown is the nose section of the 2002 manufactured Boeing 767-3Q8ER

A view of the right hand forward section of the fuselage showing the main cargo door

Shown is the lower belly of the aircraft with no visible signs of damage

Number engine a General Electric CF6-80C2B1F has been removed, but the same engine shall be re-installed for pending delivery. This engine lowest limiter has been identified as a High Pressure Turbine (HPT) Disk Stage One with well over 6,000 cycles 

Miami, Florida 24th March 2016: Having a mastering command and understanding in the ability toward creating and rendering opinionated appraisals of aviation equipment to include, but not limited to aviation tooling, aircraft's, engines and established FAR-145 repair stations, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has to date fully appraised well over US$167,000,000.00 worth of aviation assets since 2004.
Being board of director approved by various banks within South Florida and throughout the United States and as far West as Phoenix, Arizona, the 94th ACG has handled aviation appraisals concerning banks asset based loans, aviation insurance claims to determine worth and in accordance with U.S. Govt. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes 8283 "None Cash Charitable Contribution" and 561 "Determining Value On Donated Property" with the donation of client aircraft's to technical schools within the U.S. for educational use.
Other specialized type aviation appraisals as accomplished have been within the guidance of  the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Export Import (ExIm) Bank requirements and of which were always fully scrutinized and accepted by SBA auditors. 
With a complete understanding of large commercial aircraft's, the 94th ACG was once again called upon by a long time established U.S. based client so as to undertake the appraisal of this 767-3Q8ER aircraft for purchase, as its being sold by a world known aircraft leasing company. The 767 shown previously flew with the Russian carrier "ROSSIYA" and as soon as the aircraft is purchased, registered within the U.S.and undergo its FAA conformity inspection and painted it will complement the existing operational fleet of our client.

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Enjoyed The Professional & Personal Pleasure Of Meeting With U.K. Based Cello Aviation CEO Mr. Baines In Miami, Florida

Mr. Nim Baines the Chief Executive Officer and Accountable Manager for Cello Aviation

Cello Aviation BAE-146-200 G-RAJJ. This aircraft was once utilized by the Royal Family for a "Queens Flight" a most proper honor which was bestowed onto Cello Aviation

Mr. Baines shown with the world class, professional in-flight cabin staff at Cello Aviation

Miami, Florida 23rd March 2016: From across the pond they come seeking out the established expertise and solid experience of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG). Such was the case with U.K. based Cello Aviation a part of the Gill Group of Companies. Cello Aviation is an established and proper air charter service company based out of Birmingham, England who commenced operations back in 2008.
Cello Aviation CEO Mr. Nim Baines leds an established group of seasoned aviation professionals who invoke safety and service to an outstanding level that even Buckingham Palace took notice a few years back when Cello was tapped to handle a series of flights for Her Majesty The Queen. Cello Aviation fleet consist of a Bae 146-200 and two Boeing 737-400's and their footprint of service covers all of Europe. 
Mr. Baines met with the 94th ACG Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez and the 94th ACG Maritime, DNV, Lloyd's ISO 9000 certified auditor Mrs. Xio Llizo so as to get an idea in exploring the possibility of establishing a presence here within the States to operator charters within the U.S. or based in a nearby Caribbean Nation. The 94th ACG is poised and ready to take the lead so as to assist Cello Aviation explore their options within the Western Hemisphere and hopefully be an added value asset to this U.K. based operation.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Creative Design Team Creates and Launches The Company New 2016, Thirteen Year Anniversary Promo-Card

Wishing to have been able to have carried and shown all 275 plus clients in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has had the professional pleasure of servicing world wide since 2003 on the new 2016 promo card above

Shown is the back of the 5-1/2 by 4 inch card with all applicable company contacts. This is the fifth card which the Company has created since 2003, as they are enjoyed and are sort of collector items among our global clients

Miami, Florida 14th March 2016: With the advent of the 13th year of continues, active operation, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) unveiled their new marketing promo cards showing their gratitude and appreciation to those who have made the name relevant within the industry and of which they shall be added to all of their new promotional packages. With well over 250 plus clients within the 13 years of global operation and despite wanting to have added the logo of each and everyone of their clients, the 94th ACG established an inter office lottery system and the names shown were the luck ones who's got pluck out of the drawing.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Undertakes The Due Diligence To Conduct An Opinionated Fair Market Value Appraisal Of a Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 Turbo Jet Engine

Shown is the rear, exhaust end of Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 which is to undergo schedule maintenance and overhaul at Miami, Florida based Miami-NDT an approved FAR-145 repair and overhaul facility located within the Doral section of Miami, Florida

A view of the lower section of the JT8D-219 showing the installed Constant Speed Drive or as otherwise known the (CSD). The CSD maintains constant speed to the engine driven electrical generators which provide electrical power to the aircraft while in flight

Shown is the front end of the engine without is spinner unit m installed

The engine installed data plate thus indicating the engine manufactured serial number which it was given by Pratt and Whitney at the time of production

A rear side view as shown without any attaching Quick Engine Change (QEC) accessories which would normally cover the exterior of the engine. This engine is currently in a "Stove Pipe" configuration meaning less the required not attached QEC accessories

Miami, Florida 9th March 2016: Technical diversity is one of the most established attributes that has propelled the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) since 2003. The ability to understand a vast array of aviation assets with strong technical and regulatory guidelines makes the (94th ACG) able to cover just about anything. 
Shown above is yet another commercial, jet aircraft engine, the fourth in just the first quarter of 2016 to be fully scrutinized so to as to established an opinionated, fair market value such as on this Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 for yet another South Florida client Bank.
Aside of the comparable market worth, the (94th ACG) fully takes into the account any aviation asset Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory worth and physical, technical and operational condition. Opinionated, fair market value appraisal reports thus generated by the (94th ACG) are the sole such documents within the aviation financial realm that are (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant (A and P) Licensed endorsed. 

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Undertakes The Due Diligence To Conduct An Opinionated Fair Market Value Appraisal Of a General Electric CFM-56-3B2 Turbo Fan Engine

A side view of a General Electric CFM-56-3B2 turbo-fan engine at the new facility of Miami-NDT an approved FAR-145 engine center located within the Doral section of Miami, Florida

Close up view of the various accessories attached to the engine. One could view an ignition box on the top edge of the photograph

A right quarter view of the engine from the fan case to the exhaust nozzle area. Note the various accessories attached to the engine which are known as Quick-Engine-Change (Q.E.C) items

A view of the front end showing the 1st stage fan blades ans spinner dome. The swirl image on the spinner is to visually indicate that the engine is rotating 

My name is? The name tag, the data plate which identify the engine with it issued, manufactured serial number and other specific information as applicable to this engine

Miami, Florida 3rd March 2016: They say that in life the only thing that is constant is change and so it is for the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) in as it has changed with the demands of its clients and market needs ever since being established back in 2003.
The (94th ACG) is the only aviation-aerospace consultant group within the whole of South Florida who despite having its roots deeply embedded and established within the sense of aviation regulatory, technical, operational and safety its could easily and seamlessly transcend into the realm of aviation banking and financing with complete command and understanding of the issues.
With that said, since 2006, the (94th ACG) has slowly hone and fine tuned their ability to understand, work with and deliver onto many financial institutions world wide the sense of placing opinionated, fair market value appraisals on any aviation tooling, equipment and aircraft's with a strong, equivocated and undisputed sense of authority. In such capacity, the (94th ACG) has assisted many Banks within South Florida, the United States and world wide to understand the related worth of the aviation tooling, equipment and aircraft's of their clients.
Such is the case as back in the 4th quarter of 2015, the (94th ACG) become board approved so as to be the aviation tooling, equipment and aircraft appraiser for Coral Gables, Florida based International Finance Bank (IFB), thus making IFB the 11th bank to have recognize the (94th ACG) dynamic abilities. Shown above is the second General Electric CFM-56-3B2 engine evaluated just within the first quarter of this year for IFB Bank. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group CEO Attends A Dedication Ceremony At The George T. Baker Aviation Technical College As One Of Its Guest Speaker

Speaking at the dedication ceremony of the new piston engine laboratory at the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College

As the Chair of District Industry Advisory Board, Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group did the honors with members of the School Board and Industry to cut the ribbon on the new piston engine laboratory 

And with the slice of the huge scissors which ironically was made by the sheet metal students at the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College, the new piston engine laboratory is open for business

A full view of the newly established piston engine laboratory which months earlier and as long as we here at the (94th ACG) could recall it was a dead storage area and now its been transformed into a new training space for the students

Our invited guess and clients from Coral Gables, Florida based International Finance Bank (IFB) who attend and enjoyed the dedication ceremony

Present as a VIP industry invited guess and accompanying Mr. Benitez is Ms. Kim Merced the current President of the Miami Maintenance Management Council (MMMC). Kim is one of few exceptional ladies who command an important role within the Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) industry of South Florida

(Late Posting from January)
Miami, Florida 11th January 2016:Within the last two years of his watch at the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College Principle Reene Mantilla has done exceptional changes to the school. His "Can-Do" leadership coupled with the tremendous level and recourse of talent that his professional, aviation instructors command along with the dedication and expertise of his school staff has transformed George T. Baker to a world class standard in aviation training institution.
The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has been a proud and active hands one supporter of the school since 2006 and could fully attest to the tremendous changes that the school has undergone since then. It started years back with the leadership of its former Principle, Dr. Sean Gallagan who tied the school to industry and paved the way to the now amazing changes, its truly a delight to have and to continue to witnessing these changes for the benefit of the students of Miami-Dade County.
With that said it was an honor for the (94th ACG) and our invited guess such as International Finance Bank (IFB) and Global Turbine Services to have attended the dedication ceremony of the school new piston engine laboratory facility, which was a direct result of industry as with the support by Snap On Tools and the school. We here at the (94th ACG) are proud to be supporters of aviation education here in Miami-Dade and of the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Conducts Introductions By & Between Miami (Medley) Based FAR-145 Global Turbine Services & International Finance Bank (IFB)

Shown center picture is Mr. Jack Tannir founder and owner of Global Turbine Services (GTS) a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, commercial aircraft jet engine repair and overhaul facility located within the Medley section of Miami, Florida 

Mr. Jack Tannir shows representative of the Coral Gables, Florida based International Finance Bank (IFB) officials, Mr. Jan Carlos Llach and Mr. George Fernandez the layout of his 25,000 square foot technical facility, which makes (GTS) one of largest engine shop within the South Florida Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) community

Shown and as observed by International Finance Bank (IFB) officials is Pratt and Whitney JT8D, Turbojet type engine currently undergoing inspection and maintenance

Global Turbine Services (GTS) is one of only another engine shop within the Miami, Florida Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) community that handles the tried and true Pratt and Whitney JT3 Turbojet engine, which is associated with the Boeing 707

Medley, Florida 17th February 2016: With well over 175 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145 certified repair and overhaul facilities within the whole of South Florida and of which 112 of them are either past clients, current clients, industry colleagues or friends of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG), the (94th ACG) certainly has a solid industry presence.
With that said, the (94th ACG) is therefore called upon by other industry, agencies and organizations, who wish to learn, explore and / or enter the South Florida Aviation / Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) market. Such is the case with professionals from the financial world as with Coral Gables, Florida based International Finance Bank (IFB) who wishes to learn of this vast potential of the Aviation / Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) market for their business to promote their financial services and product.
After showing (IFB) the likes of a proper commercial aircraft landing gear repair and overhaul shop as with the Hialeah, Florida based Landing Gear Technologies, the topic of commercial aircraft jet engines came to the for front.  
As based on their quality, attentions to detail and growth and without hesitation, (IFB) soon leaned and experienced a first hand tour of Medley, Florida based Global Turbine Solutions (GTS). Founded a mere two years ago and as headed up by its owner and founder Mr. Jack Tannir, (GTS) is an established engine maintenance facility that handles the Pratt and Whitney PT6, JT3 and JT8 series engines and plans are in work for additional makes and models.

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Continues Their Ongoing Aviation Advisement & Training Of The Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) In Support Of The 2016 South Florida Homeland Security RDSTF / UASI Event

Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) muster around the rear end of N205AU, the Boeing 737-200 which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group secured and furnished via a donation to the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College back in 2010

Shown in the forward galley section of N205AU is Mr. Benny F. Benitez Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) and who's well established and created program which blend's aircraft technical with a tactical sense for the benefit of County, State and Federal Law Enforcement

Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) gather by the L-1 entry door as they brief to commence their cabin linear assault and taking into account all of the technical attribute which were explained to them by the 94th ACG 

Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT)  operators act as the ground team to support their colleagues who shall storm the fuselage of the Boeing 737-200

Shown are are (SRT) operators who benefited from aviation technical / tactical training  as administered by the 94th ACG

Miami, Florida 4th February 2016: Since 2008, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has been recognized and utilized by many U.S. Federal, State and County Law Enforcement agencies as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (D.o.D) for their highly specialized and unorthodox means of converting aircraft technical-operational issues into practical, tactical applications for the operational benefit of special operators. Based on these fact, in the past years both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Miami-Dade Police Department have by specific needs and selective means invited Mr. Benny F. Benitez the Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) to attend their citizen's academy training programs, which continues to this day with certain and specialized recurrent training.
By the shear virtue of these associations and not to mentioned the highly specialized experience that the head of the (94th ACG) gained back during the mid to late 1980's until the official end of the Cold War it makes the (94th ACG) a highly sort after asset and training force multiplier. 
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security held OPERATION HEAT SHIELD 2016 within South Florida and to prepare for their assigned requirements, the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) called on their friends at the (94th ACG) for a bush up training session concerning certain technical issues so as to complement their linear assault techniques onto a commercial aircraft fuselage.
In support of a Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) / Urban Area Security Imitative (UASI) operational requirement, the (94th ACG) provided refresher training to Miami-Dade Police (SRT) and ensure their flawless performance when called upon.
It should be noted that the (94th ACG) utilizes the Boeing 737-200 which the assisted in the securing and donation to the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College.  

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Conducts Introductions By & Between Miami (Hialeah) Based FAR-145 Landing Gear Technologies & International Finance Bank (IFB)

Owner and operator of Hialeah, Florida based Landing Gear Technologies, Mr. Raul Cruz explains a piece of shop equipment to Mr. Jan Carlos Llach of International Finance Bank (IFB)

As an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft landing gear overhaul and repair facility, Mr. Cruz explains to Mr. Llach the requirements of dimensional inspections

Shown is the result of properly applied quality and workmanship toward a finished product recently completed at Landing Gear Technologies and awaiting final QA approval

Shown from left to right is Mr. Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, Mr. Raul Cruz, owner of Landing Gear Technologies and Mr. Jan Carlos Llach Banking Official from International Finance Bank (IFB) 

Hialeah, Florida 3rd February 2016: As an aviation consulting company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consult Group (94th ACG) is one of the sole aviation consultant organization within all of South Florida who's dynamic and experience allows them to easily transcend by and between the various microcosms of business. Such is the case in effectively being able to talk and understand both "technical and financial". 
With that said, within their thirteen years of operation and profound understanding of their profession, the (94th ACG) has been tapped and sought after by many financial institutions to assist them in understanding, navigating and estimating the values of aviation equipment, tooling and aircraft's.
Being known and utilized by many South Florida Banks, Coral Gables, Florida based International Finance Bank (IFB) has been the latest financial institution to recognize and take advantage of the (94th ACG) experience and to benefit from it as (IFB) grows to cover the South Florida aviation market with their financial products.
Recognizing their shear quality and unprecedented adherence to the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), the (94th ACG) had the personal and professional pleasure of introducing Hialeah, Florida based Landing Gear Technologies (LGT) to (IFB) as a proper example of a local, commercial aircraft landing gear overhaul and repair shop.
The (94th ACG) regards (LGT) as their primary ATA-32 shop when handling their clients landing gear needs.
Mr. Jan Carlos Llach of (IFB) was amazed as to the attention to detail that is required when handling aircraft parts and their experience while visiting (LGT) as allowed (IFB) to set  a bench mark when looking at future repair and overhaul facilities.