ACI Jet announces multiple promotions, furthers recruitment drive


ACI Jet MRO has announced multiple promotions including a repair station manager as it furthers its recruitment drive. 

The California-based aircraft maintenance firm has promoted Jonathan Carlyle (left) to repair station manager and two appointments to project manager – Michael Johnson (centre), with nearly two decades at a Textron Aviation Service Center, and Joe Borchers (right), formerly an ACI Jet MRO repair station team lead and technician. The company is actively recruiting for additional roles including team leads, avionics technicians and A&P technicians within its FAA Part 145 repair station. 

ACI Jet’s senior vice president of Aircraft Maintenance, David Jensen, said: “Jonathan has a very strong technical background having worked on the shop floor and the MRT team at both Textron and Bombardier facilities. He held just about every role from a new A&P to Team Lead, Project Manager, and Part 145 DOM. It’s rare to find such strong technical talent with equally strong communication, customer focus, and leadership skills. Jonathan understands the complexities involved in running a high-quality repair station with the highest level of service and a positive culture.”

As project managers, Johnson and Borchers are the single points of contact for customers of the repair station during their maintenance visits. Johnson said: “The greatest factors influencing my decision to join the ACI Jet MRO Team and move to San Luis Obispo [SLO] were a supportive and collaborative environment, opportunities for growth and development, a strong emphasis on employee well-being, and a commitment to work-life balance.”

Borchers said ACI Jet allowed him to take management classes at Embry-Riddle. “Internally, I participated in the company’s ‘Emerging Leaders Program’ to hone my leadership skills while signalling to the company that I was eager for greater responsibilities,” he explained.