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Brian Felt, 30, Director of Maintenance, ACI Jet, San Luis Obispo, CA

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rian Felt was motivated to get into the aviation industry because
his father is an AMT. "I grew up visiting his corporate hangars, watching him work and the planes take off. I always knew I
wanted to work in corporate aviation in a Part 91 or 135 capacity,
with emphasis not only on maintenance, but operations, as well,"
Felt stated.
Felt credits his mentors Roy, Larry, Evan and Ed "...who all played
a pivotal role in my inspiration, dedication and success thus far in
my career and in the aviation industry," Felt said.
Felt's first job was in a Part 145 Repair Station where he was
offered an opportunity to join the team in an uncertificated assistant
technician role. He worked in that capacity in the evenings while
attending A&P school in the mornings. While attending school, he
received the SoCal PAMA Student Scholarship. A few years later,
he met his next employer at an NBAA Regional Conference. "Fast
forward to today, in my role as a director of maintenance, I oversee
and am accountable for a charter fleet of 15 (mostly Bombardier)
aircraft and nine direct reports and counting, out of beautiful San
Luis Obispo, CA."
Felt started his aviation education at North Valley Occupation
Center in Van Nuys, CA, and continues to learn more about the
aviation industry. "I have attended advanced training with Flight
Safety International on the Gulfstream G-650 and am nearing my

Master Technician status on the Gulfstream
G-IV. Currently a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt,
working towards obtaining my Black Belt. I
am also a student pilot," he noted. He also
attends NBAA conferences as his work schedule allows and aspires to one day become
a member of select Bombardier Advisory
Boards and Steering Committees.
Felt says he is blessed to have found a lifelong career with a great company. His career goals include growing
and refining his current maintenance department. "My 'lead-byexample' management style sets a tone for colleagues around me
to strive to be their best and I can happily proclaim that I am surrounded by an incredible team around me. I try to demonstrate
and instill values critical to our industry such as integrity, safety,
service and perseverance into the up-and-comers and put them in
a position to grow and succeed in their own careers."
Evan McKeirnan says he is honored to recommend Felt as one of
AMT's 40 under 40 Maintenance Professionals. "I had the pleasure
of working with Mr. Brian Felt from 2012 to 2015 as the Prime Jet
FAA CFR 135 Chief Inspector. "Brian took a great pride in his work
and would work day and night to ensure the aircraft were safe,
airworthy, and presentable for the crew and passengers."

Congratulations Brian!
Thank you for your hard work and tireless dedication,
setting a standard of excellence. You are an example of
what inspirational leadership looks like, and all of us at
ACI Jet are fortunate to have you on our team.
Kellee Valentine
Senior Vice President, Flight Operations

Ready to join our team of maintenance
professionals? Learn more at
careers.acijet.com & mro.acijet.com.

BRIAN FELT
Director of Maintenance
ACI Jet


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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