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 and a half 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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Video Montage Of The Group Early Years World Wide, Industry Projects & Mission Accomplishments

The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group
Continuous Global Operational since 2003
Fourteen Years of Professional Aviation Consultant Services 
To Our World Wide Clients

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Present At The 2017 North American Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Symposium In Orlando, Florida

Shown next to the fame, CFM56 engine marketing display belonging to Miami based GEM Engine an approved FAA / FAR-145 engine repair and overhaul shop is Mr. Roosevelt Viana a long time and trusted associate of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group. Aside of being the military and commercial aviation market guru within Brazil and the Portuguese linguistics expert within the group "RV" as he is affectionately known is also the group, fully FAA rated and experienced fixed and rotary wing pilot

A vast amount of North American Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities of which a great many hail from Miami, Florida and who are either past or present clients of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group were all present  and accounted for this three day event in Orlando, Florida, which commenced on April 25th and concludes on April 27th, 2017

This event which is held annually in April is present within such cities as Dallas, TX, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and in Miami, Florida just to name a few. Miami, Florida saw the likes of the MRO Symposium back in April of 2015 and it appears that Miami may soon be up again the rotation to host the MRO in years to come

From our observation, the draw of the crowd for this year MRO event appears to have been well attended. Many Miami based MRO well known and respected names like AAR, Commercial Jet, FE Maintenance and others were all present as we were delighted in stopping by their booths to see old and familiar faces.  

Orlando, Florida 25th / 26th April 2017: 

Monday, April 24, 2017

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Provides Guidance And Formulates Light Air Cargo, Vendor Service Routes for An Atlanta, Georgia Based Client In Their Supporting A Major U.S. Cargo Operator

U.S. Military Veterans At Their Best! 

Shown is Mr. Thay Humes from Atlanta, Georgia a United States Air Force Veteran, Fouder and Owner operator of Humes McCoy Aviation and a long time client of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group headed up by U.S. Navy Veteran, Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez who formulated and spearheaded a brilliant joint operation beneficial to their client

Shown by one of his five Cessna Caravan C-208B's is Mr. Rob Ceravolo U.S. Navy Veteran and Founder and Owner of Florida Tropic Ocean Airways based out of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

One of Tropic Ocean Airways Cessna Caravan C-208B's which is being utilized for providing short hauls, light cargo runs for Humes McCoy Aviation out of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to two outlying stations and one, well known U.S. Military base within Texas

Miami, Florida 24th April 2017: In their precise, calculated and utmost professional approach in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has been know for since 2003 under the leadership of Benny F. Benitez the Founder and CEO has once again achieved project success in coupling two aviation companies for one common goal.
The two companies that have benefited from the vast and proven industry business experience that the 94th ACG commands along with their applied professional tutelage are both owned and operated by U.S. Veterans. Humes McCoy Aviation an Atlanta, Georgia based aviation flight charter company owned and operated by Mr. Thay Humes a United States Air Forces Veteran and Mr. Robert Ceravolo a United States Navy Veteran who is the owner and operator of Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Tropic Ocean Airways has been joined together by Benny F. Benitez a United States Navy Veteran, Veteran of Foreign Veteran and an American Legionnaire for their mutual business benefit so as to provide, scheduled, light cargo, air service routes within Texas to support a major, U.S. based cargo company.
Being an established client of the 94th ACG since 2007, Humes McCoy Aviation looked to and tapped the 94th ACG to help them develop their business plan to serve their client who is world wide, major, U.S. based cargo company. The 94th ACG careful selection of viable candidates resulted in Tropic Ocean Airway meeting and passing the intense regulatory, operational and safety scrutiny that was administered by the 94th ACG who operates within these matter only second best to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and since 10th April 2017 successful operations have commenced for the mutual benefit to all parties as head by three U.S. Military Veterans. 
This is the first of four more routes to be established and for more companies like Tropic Ocean Airways to be sourced, scrutinized and activated.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group In Partnership with Mach One Aviation Sevices Provides Professional, Volunteer, FAA Regulatory Oversight Advisement And Support To The George T. Baker Aviation Technical College Of Miami, Florida

Shown above is Mr. Jimmy Perez of Mach One Aviation Services a long time trusted friend and colleague of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) who was hand picked by Mr.Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th ACG to serve on the Industry Advisory Board at George T. Baker Aviation Technical College. Jimmy is shown reviewing the School FAR-147, FAA approved operation manual and advising on incorporating additional improvement so as to improve a living document for the benefit of the school

Both the 94th ACG and Mach One Aviation Services are always up to date on all related FAA published documents to include, but not limited to the latest Airworthiness Directives (A.D's), manufactures Service Bulletins (S.B's) and as shown above Advisory Circulars (A.C's)

Being well versed on the rigors of Crew Resource Management (CRM) for both civilian and military aircrews, as well being seasoned aviation risk management professionals, the 94th ACG has always advocated and press the local FAA about the concern of CRM within the maintenance realm of the local South Florida FAA, FAR-145 shops, as the "Dirty Dozen" as listed above is prevalent within the many heavy maintenance shops in Miami where many technicians work their primary jobs at one facility with many often "moon lighting" at a second facility back to back with no rest in between

Miami, Florida 20th April 2017: As the appointed Chair of of District Industry Advisory Board for the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College since 2013, Mr, Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has gone to great length to assist George T. Baker in securing and bring professional industry experienced professionals so as to apply their tutelage and experience for the benefit of the student body and faculty. Such is the case in recruiting and inviting Mr Jimmy Perez, owner of Mach One Aviation Services a respected and trusted aviation consultancy group who specializes in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations concerning the establishment and maintaining compliance of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR)-145 approved repair and overhaul facilities to sit on the board of advisers.  
Jimmy proven and known talents and accomplishments are recognized and respected at local FAA Flight Standard District Office (FSDO)-19 of South Florida and with that level of respect and experience, the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is greatly benefiting from it, as their FAA approved FAR-147 manual which stipulates Baker being an approved FAA maintenance training facility is being given a once over to ensure that what has been written and approved within the manual is in fact reflected in the actual day to day procedures and operational to ensure full adherence. The idea as created by Benny of the 94th ACG in working closely with Jimmy is to encourage and foster a sense regulatory awareness by the teachers undertaking monthly self audits of their class rooms and training areas so as to mimic what industry does in keeping regulation compliance. Talent and experience such as from either gentlemen and the other seasoned members of the advisory board is what give the George T. Baker Aviation Technical College a tremendous edge in keeping current with industry and ensures proper compliance all around.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Plays Yet Another Silent, Behind The Scene Roll In The Influence Of Another, The Newest FAA, FAR-145 Shop In Miami, Florida Known As AeroMach Parts and Services

Aero Mach Parts and Services the newest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) rated FAR-145 to be established in Miami, Florida 

Aero Mach Parts and Services has been established as "Wheel and Brake" repair and overhaul facility so as to address the needs of Boeing 737 (all series) operators as well as Embraer ERJ-170, 175, 190's and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 -20's and -30 series aircraft's

The level of quality is evident from the start as all shop required tooling and equipment are newly purchased and brand new to commence shop service as required to meet all FAA safety and quality guidelines and requirements 

Shown is the shop brand new sand blasting unit next to the oven both essential tooling and equipment required to have so as to undertake the needs of repairing and overhauling commercial, transport aircraft's wheels and brakes units of global clients

Miami, Florida 20th April 2017: Maintenance Manual Chapter ATA-32 "Landing Gears" to include wheels and brakes has just added another Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved shop here within Miami, Florida. Aero Mach Parts and Services which was originally FAA certified last year, August 2016 had to do the certification process all over again as they decided to move from their original location which was situated around the Tamiami Airport area within the Southwest sector of Miami-Dade to a facility much larger and much closer to Miami International Airport, closer to the world famous Miami 36th Street.
The shop is owned and operated by Silvia Gutierrez one of the very few, professional women in an all male dominated world of FAA approved, FAR-145 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business. Aero Mach Parts and Services, Inc. is certified to repair and overhaul wheels and brakes for all series of the Boeing 737's, the Embraer ERJ-170, 175 and 190 regional aircraft's as well as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-20 and -30 series aircraft's. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was the key element who advised Mrs. Gutierrez of Aero Mach Aviation Services, an FAA regulatory, consultancy group who in the past were subcontracted by the 94th ACG to launch and established other Miami, Florida based FAR-145 shops like their first one ever being Bischoff Aerospace an FAA approved (JT8D, RB211 & V2500) commercial jet engine repair and overhaul facility. Through the tutelage and advisement of the 94th ACG, Mrs. Gutierrez has achieved her professional business goal, as the 94th ACG is to continue advising Aero Mach Parts and Services so as to establish their initial book of business and to obtain initial domestic and international market exposure and presence. 

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Continues To Support Captain Barrington Irving Non Profit, Aviation Educational Organization Known As Experience Aviation

Photographed in 2008
94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder and CEO, Benny F. Benitez with Captain Barrington Irving back in 2008 as ever since when then Mr. Barrington Irving announced of his intention to built his own plane and fly around the world at a Greater Miami Aviation Association Luncheon held at the Miami Airport Marriott Hotel back in 2005, Benny and the 94th ACG has always supported Barrington to this day and plans for years to come

Photographed in 2011
Benny and Barrington shown photographed at Captain Vito La Forgia inaugural Fall 2011 part for Vito's new company called VLF Aviation four years after Barrington amazing accomplishment of flying around the world from Opa Locka Airport to Opa Locka Airport in 97 days within the plane that he built himself as he said that he would

Photographed in 2017
Benny and Barrington most recently April 2017 at Barrington Miami Experience Aviation Miami office located at Opa Locka Airport (KOPF) within Orion FBO celebrating the amazing recent donation of three each Pratt and Whitney JT8D-15 engines that Benny and the 94th ACG via the generosity of Mr. Kevin Ward of Lighting Air Spares was able to have executed in a flawless operation for the benefit of three school districts within the U.S.

With linage as American Airlines last ever operational Boeing 727, this 727 tail number N689SS was purchased by Lightning Air Spares of Miami, Florida to be parted out for choice parts for resale. The engines being under powered and with no secondary market demand they were donated to Captain Barrington Irving Experience Aviation organization thanks to the tutelage and vision that the 94th ACG orchestrated by all parties concerned

The final result of the generosity from Mr. Kevin Ward from Lightning Air Spares of Miami, Florida, the vision of Benny at the 94th ACG and the grace of God in bringing good people together to to great things resulted in all three engines being successfully removed and secured for transportation to schools in Mobile, Alabama, Atlanta Georgia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanian 

Opa Locka, Florida 7th April 2017: Its was way back in 2005 that 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder and CEO, Benny F. Benitez first met then Mr. Barrington Irvining who as the last speaker of the day at the Greater Miami-Aviation Association (GMAA) July 2005 luncheon, which was held at the Marriott Hotel, Miami Airport and spoke about wanting to built his own plane and fly it around the world from Opa Locka Airport (KOPF) to Opa Locka Airport a feat that impressed Benny,who recalls being about the only one who approached Barrington and introduced himself and said "I would like to help you" and 12 years later that offer to assist still stands strong.
Since then the 94th ACG has helped out Barrington in many away possible, be it via small monetary donation so as to have sustained office operation in the early days to rally the many FAA, FAR-145 aviation repair and overhaul shops in and around Miami to collect donations to the most recent in the past few years securing aviation items for donation for now "Captain" Barrington Irvning non profit, aviation educational organization known as Experience Aviation. To date, Benny and the 94th ACG have been instrumental in securing and arranging the donations of so far four each Pratt and Whitney JT8D engines of which Captain Barrington has placed within the schools districts of Mobile, Alabama, two within Atlanta, Georgia and one as far North as the school district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the sake of introducing and establishing aviation STEM programs for the benefit of many inner-city students.
During their most recent meeting that Benny had with Barrington and Barrington assistance Mr. Rajeev Brown at their office located at the Orion FBO at Opa Locka Aiport, Benny advised Barrington and Rajeev that he shall seek to secure a fifth Pratt and Whitney JT8D engine for donation within 2017 to include the engine stand and transportation as done for the other four so as to be considered an ACE! ha! Of which now with the use of Pratt and Whitney engines, Benny indicated of a secret project that he wants to spawn based on the fact that Pratt and Whitney engines are inspiring young students into STEM aviation studies across the United States.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consulting Group Successfully Orchestrated A Dual Operation Consultancy Resulting In The Donation Of JT8D Engines To Three Inner City Schools Within the U.S., Whilst Assisting The Client To Conduct Appraisals For IRS Tax Donations Of Boeing 727 Material

N698SS a Boeing 727-227 that last served with American Airlines and was American Airlines last fleet 727 ended up at Love Field in Dallas to meet it demise in being parted out

N698SS seen prior to being parted out and dismantle for scrapping out on site. The aircraft which was purchased by Miami, Florida based aircraft parts company know as Lightning Air Spares was harvested for certain choice parts for resale 

Shown is a good close up of the Boeing 727 number two engine which its air source is feed through the so called "S" duct intake which its opening sitting atop of the rear fuselage of the 727 and gives its certain, world famous look

The aircraft show fully complete with all three engines installed before being parted out and scrapped. The engines installed are the Pratt and Whitney JT8D-9A. The -9A is lower thrust rated variant of the JT8D family and now a days rarely seen or utilized on any remaining Boeing 727 still in worldwide operation 

Despite N698SS having been parted out and many of its components being scrapped the aircraft three engines were save from the scrappers torch by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group as Miami, Florida based Lightning Air Spares agreed to donate the engine to Experience Aviation a non-profit aviation, educational, STEM organization headed up by world famous, Guinness, aviation, world record holder Captain Barrington Irving

Dallas, Texas March 23rd-27th 2017: The last Boeing 727 to ever fly for American Airlines meet its fate this month at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. N698SS was purchased by Miami, Florida based aircraft parts company Lightning Air Spares (L.A.S) who is headed up by Mr. Kevin Ward a seasoned aviation professional. L.A.S. is highly recommended by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) for their outstanding client / customer service, adherence to industry standards and a stellar and honest reputation. L.A.S purchased the aircraft, so that it could harvest choices parts from it to sell outright on the open market, as the aircraft had items of considerable interest to L.A.S. current book of business. But not all of the N698SS was slated to have been salvage for resale and that is where the 94th ACG tutelage and expertise was summoned and secure by L.A.S for the business benefit. 
In a stroke of business genius, the 94th ACG in working with L.A.S fashioned a business plan in where as it would be economically beneficial to L.A.S to have taken on the purchase of the aircraft.
In drawing from the 94th ACG vast amount of experience within the realm of appraising aviation tooling and equipment for tax write off donations, the 94th ACG was able for the benefit of L.A.S to get all three engines donated to Miami, Florida base Experience Aviation an aviation, educational, non-profit organization that promotes, foster and encourage aviation / STEM programs in many inner-city schools through out the U.S. of which is headed up by Guinness, aviation record world holder, Captain Barrington Irving.
Being a long time friend of the 94th ACG, Captain Irving was delighted to hear of the opportunity and accepted the engines as donations from L.A.S, N698SS engines shall be placed in the School Districts of Mobile, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for educational purposes. As a further added value benefit to the client, the 94th ACG fashion the means to write off the donation of the fuselage of the 727 with attached aircraft manufactures data plate and all which was slated to have been scrapped to the Dallas International Airport (DFW) based Fire Training Research Center for them to utilize as a training aid. So in the end an aircraft who served the public well in its many years of flying with American Airlines and a the private client it had after its long run airline career still serves the public in education and training.