Boeing Subsidiary Appoints New Manager to Lead its Consulting Unit

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing [NYSE: BA] wholly owned subsidiary, announced the appointment of Jamie Smith, Consulting Services manager. Smith, who joined Preston on May 12, has over 17 years of experience in the aviation industry. He brings a wide range of experience in operations control, strategic and tactical planning, software program development, project management, consulting, customer support and business development to his new position. He is based in Preston's Atlanta office and has responsibility for consulting and staff training and services in the U.S. and Europe.

Smith comes to Preston from Aeroxchange Ltd. in Texas, where he managed the product development and procurement teams. He successfully initiated and directed several significant software development projects. He also managed the global airline, caterer and supplier working groups to validate and update product requirements, and to determine opportunities for strategic and tactical joint procurement initiatives.

Prior to joining Aeroxchange, Smith was a program manager at ARINC in Maryland, where he managed a suite of three airport products while creating a new software application for airline operations. The production version of this prototype is still in operation today. In the earlier years of his career, Smith held numerous positions with US Airways, including dispatcher, followed by tower operations manager at the Philadelphia hub.

"Jamie's broad product development experience within the aviation domain, and proven skills in project management and business development, will be an asset to the company as we continue to offer our customers Preston's outstanding consulting services,"said Paul Gargett, president of Preston.

Preston develops state-of-the-art aviation management software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency, capacity and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. Preston has developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through innovative software systems and consulting services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the company also maintains offices in London, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Miami.

Preston is a unit of Boeing Air Traffic Management, which is developing concepts for an integrated, global air traffic system. These concepts will dramatically improve the safety, security and capacity of the current system, and reduce environmental impact while retaining affordability for all users.

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Sue Ryan
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