Tue, Aug 03, 2010
Timothy T. Archer Tapped As New CEO
Representatives of Superior Aviation, Beijing have announced
that aviation veteran Timothy T. (Tim) Archer has been appointed as
the CEO of Superior Aviation, Beijing and its wholly owned
subsidiary, U.S.-based Superior Air Parts, Inc.
As CEO of Superior Aviation, Beijing, Archer will oversee all
day-to-day operations including directing the completion of the
14,400 square foot (1,340 square meter) state-of-the-art piston
engine production facility in Beijing, China. Once the facility is
operational and personal training is completed, the facility will
manufacture Superior Air Part's line of XP-Series of non-certified,
sport aviation engines for the Chinese and Asian markets. The
company will also be the selling arm of Superior's Parts
Manufacturing Approval (PMA) piece parts and components for these
Additionally, once production and certification extension approvals
are received from the FAA and the Civil Aviation Administration of
China, the facility will begin manufacturing Superior's
180-horsepower certified Vantage Engine exclusively for the Chinese
and Asian markets.
"To get in on the ground floor and help build the Superior brand in
China and Asia is a tremendously exciting opportunity for me,"
Archer said. "When the current ownership group purchased Superior
Air Parts, they had a clear vision of the growth potential for
Superior's family of general aviation engines, components and piece
parts in the growing Chinese and Asian markets. My goal is to
ensure their vision will be realized."
As CEO of Superior Air Parts, Archer will provide high-level
guidance and new business development direction for the company's
U.S. headquarters in Coppell, Texas.
Superior XP360 Engine
"Kent Abercrombie (Superior's President) and the team at
Superior have done a great job of seeing the company through its
recent bankruptcy issues," Archer said. "Now that the company is
fully funded and poised for a bright future, our goal is to quickly
reestablish the company as the leading provider of FAA PMA'd
aftermarket cylinders, components and piece parts, as well as the
Vantage and XP engines. Once that is done, we can begin an
aggressive new product development program."
"Let me be 100-percent clear on this point," Archer stated.
"Superior Air Parts U.S. is the flagship of this organization's
global efforts. Superior's U.S. headquarters will serve as the
central point for the engineering, development, FAA certification
and production of our new-generation engine products."
"Superior's ownership group doesn't only want to be involved with
general aviation, they want our engines and components to set a new
standard for innovation, performance and efficiency," Archer
stated. "Our long range plan is for Superior Aviation, Beijing and
Superior Air Parts, Inc., to be a true industry innovator; not only
with products based on Superior's proven family of piston engines,
but also by introducing a new-generation of alternate fueled
"From Superior's inception in 1967, the company has continued to
find new ways to develop piece parts and entire engines that out
perform the competition," Archer said. "I can promise you that
nothing will change. Superior is back and with a global commitment
to be better than ever."
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