SEA Welcomes Pedro Artidiello, PMO Business Development Manager

pedro-artidielloSoutheast Aerospace is pleased to announce the addition of Pedro Artidiello as the PMO Business Development Manager. As the SEA PMO BD Manager, Pedro has the responsibility of retaining and developing new customers, while continuing SEA’s presence in the government market and exploring commercial market opportunities for new technologies and mandates. This is a new position at SEA and will allow us to have a greater focus on developing and improving business relationships, and turn more proposals into projects.

Artidiello began his aviation career as an F15 avionics technician with the US Air Force in 1994. After leaving the military in 2001, he transitioned to general aviation as an avionics installer and service technician with Raytheon Aircraft Services in Ft. Lauderdale. Pedro continued in the aviation industry as an avionics installer with Bombardier, then Banyan Air Service. Artidello transitioned 8 years ago to the Banyan Technical Sales Department as an Avionics and Maintenance Consultant.

Pedro was born in Cuba and came to the US in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. He is a Florida Atlantic University (FAU) graduate, enjoys outdoor activities including RV’ing, fishing, watersports, and ATV’ing, and is married with two children.

To contact Pedro and the SEA Program Management Department, email PMO@seaerospace.com.

SEA T-44 Government Contract Successfully Completed

t44_largeJanuary 2015 brings the completion of a successful two year SEA contract with the US Navy. Southeast Aerospace was able to assist with resolutions for parts obsolescence while still meeting the customer’s schedule. The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) in Jacksonville, Florida supports the Hawker Beechcraft T-44 trainer model aircraft in use by the U.S. Navy for naval multi-engine flight training.

The T-44 aircraft are currently undergoing an Avionics System Upgrade (ASU) requiring “A” and “P” modification kits. Southeast Aerospace was contracted to provide these kits. The final contract value exercised exceeded $16,466,000. The work was performed in Jacksonville, and all inventories, including GFE, have been delivered to the government.

Southeast Aerospace (SEA) was an ideal fit for this Navy contract due to our parts, technical, and logistics resources. As an emerging government contractor with a diverse offering of products and services, SEA is fortunate to be located in the Space Coast area where a healthy environment exists for aerospace companies. “SEA was honored to support the Navy T-44 program and contribute to the training of our next generation of naval aviators” says Rob Reed, Director of Aircraft Modification Programs. Visit the US Department of Defense’s website for a detailed description.