Manibusan Earns Nuts and Bolts Award

ATA Recognizes Leaders in Aviation

WILMINGTON, OH - May 25, 2005 - Dennis Manibusan, Senior Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at ABX Air, accepted the Nuts and Bolts Award from the Air Transport Association (ATA) at the 2005 Aviation Week/ATA Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) conference held last month in Dallas, Texas.

According to the ATA, the award recognizes individuals in both the airline and non-airline categories. Each award honors outstanding service and contributions to the airline industry over an extended period. The winners of the awards in both categories represent the individuals who have gone the extra mile and succeeded in improving the system or component processes related to airline engineering, maintenance or materiel management.

Manibusan received the award in recognition of his leadership in the airline industry over the past 20 years. As ABX Air's representative to the ATA's Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council (EMMC), Manibusan served as vice chairman (2001-2002) and then chairman (2002-2003) of the EMMC. In addition to ABX Air, he has worked at Ozark Airlines, Continental Airlines and Alaska Airlines where he held management and executive positions.

"I am very honored to receive this prestigious award from my peers in the airline industry, many of whom I have worked closely with throughout my airline career," said Manibusan.

While the award recognizes an individual, the company also receives recognition. The ATA realizes that leaders who go the extra mile are supported by companies who encourage their employees to do this.

The award was first given in 1967, and from that time forward the ATA has recognized one or two individuals each year. It was designed to recognize individuals in both the airline and non-airline categories who demonstrated outstanding service and contributions to the airline industry over an extended period.

ABX Air, Inc. is a cargo airline with a fleet of 116 in-service aircraft that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 18 hubs throughout the United States. ABX became an independent public company effective August 16, 2003, as a result of the separation from its former parent company, Airborne, which was acquired by DHL Worldwide Express B.V. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort center staffing to DHL Express, ABX provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,800 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air