Terry Scherz Retires as VP of Aircraft Maintenance; Phil Flowers Promoted


Terry ScherzWILMINGTON, OH - April 4, 2014 - After nearly 40 years of service with the Company, the leader of ABX Air's maintenance department has retired.

Terry Scherz, Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance, was celebrated by long-time co-workers on April 1, his last day at the airline. Scherz joined Midwest Air Charter, ABX Air's predecessor, in 1974 as an aircraft mechanic. He was promoted to Lead Aircraft Mechanic in 1975 and to Chief of Maintenance in 1978. In 1980 when Airborne Express acquired Midwest and renamed the airline to ABX Air, Scherz was named Director of Maintenance. He was promoted to Senior Director in 1983, then named Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance in 1986. He holds an associate’s degree in Specialized Technology from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and holds the Airframe and Powerplant certificate issued by the FAA.

"Terry has been a key player in the history of our airline," commented ABX Air President John Starkovich. ""His leadership, integrity, work ethic and knowledge helped shepherd ABX through the introduction of three aircraft types, the construction of two maintenance hangars, and the transition of a domestic cargo carrier into an airline with truly global reach."

Phil FlowersPhil Flowers, who worked closely with Scherz as Acting Vice President for the past six months, has been promoted to Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance. Flowers joined ABX Air in 1992 as aircraft mechanic before becoming an aircraft inspector and a work controller. He has held several positions in management including Supervisor of Planning & Scheduling, Manager of Inspection, Director of Maintenance Control, and Director of Technical Services. Flowers has a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

ABX Air is an air cargo services provider operating out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 15 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air is a Part 121 operator and holds a Part 145 FAA Repair certificate. It provides charter, maintenance and package handling services to a diverse group of customers. ABX Air is the largest employer in a several-county area in southwestern Ohio and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: ATSG).

ABX Air is an FAR Part 121 cargo airline flying express cargo routes for customers in the U.S. and around the world. The airline also offers flight training and simulator time. ABX Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc.

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.