Aviation Group, Inc.
NASDAQ: AVGP
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Company Overview
The mission of Aviation Group, Inc., a Texas corporation (the "Company"), is to be a premier provider of services and products to airline companies and other aviation firms. Although its primary market is the United States, the Company ultimately aspires to compete in the global marketplace. In addition to growth of its existing businesses, the Company seeks to grow via the acquisition of other aviation service businesses that complement and strengthen the Company's existing operations.

The Company presently operates the following four distinct divisions.

Aircraft Paint Services Division
Through its subsidiary, Pride Aviation, the Company is a recognized world leader in aircraft painting services for commercial, cargo, and general aviation by utilizing state of the art, environmentally friendly facilities located in Louisiana, Texas, and Oregon. The Company performs these services under long term contracts and on a special order basis to many of the world's largest airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Among our customers are Boeing, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and many others.

Ground Services Division
The Company's Tri-Star Airline Services division provides aircraft cleaning, environmentally friendly exterior aircraft washing, ground services, and light catering to major and regional airline and cargo customers from multiple airport locations across the United States. Our customers include most of the major airlines.

FBO Operations & Development Division
The Company owns and operates aviation fixed-base-operations in strategically located smaller cities located near major metropolitan urban centers in the United States. Fueling, maintenance, parts distribution, replacement part repairs, and hangar storage services are provided. One of our subsidiaries is one of the largest aircraft parts distributors in the world.

Overhaul Services Division
The Company performs repair and overhaul services on various components, accessories, and rotable parts for airlines and general aviation customers. The Company is actively seeking to acquire similar companies that compliment and broaden our existing services.

Milestones and Key Developments
Aviation Group has doubled revenues for the past three years and is on track to double its revenue base for Fiscal 1998 versus Fiscal 1997.

AVGP's customer base is a who's who in the airline and general aviation business, including the following: Boeing Corporation, United, US Air, Southwest, Northwest, Air Canada, Delta, UPS and most recently signed a 3 year contract with Federal Express.

Market Overview
AVGP benefits from two major trends today: significant growth in outsourcing of vital services by airlines as they focus on cost savings and operating efficiencies; and stiffening financial and regulatory requirements that encourage consolidation of the highly fragmented, 10,000 vendor population.

The Company's seasoned management team carefully selects and purchases profitable targets serving specific niche markets with proven product quality and reputation. Issuance of common stock, along with cash and prudent debt financing, are utilized on a non-dilutive basis to complete transactions.

Strategy and Growth
Management believes that its first priority is to grow and manage well the businesses it already has, and promote the profit prospects of its existing shareholders in a prudent, risk-adjusted manner. Secondly, management desires to continue to grow the business via the acquisition of niche-dominant companies that meet its purchase criteria, consisting generally of reasonable purchase multiples, significant growth prospects, and structured with non-dilutive stock issuance.

Investment Highlights
Aviation Group is a growth company serving a multi-billion dollar global marketplace presently undergoing significant consolidation and rationalization. AVGP has shown a 100%- revenue growth rate for the past three years. Its seasoned, proven management team has successfully acquired and managed numerous companies, and financed these purchases in an advantageous manner that maximizes potential shareholder returns.

Economic prospects for the industry look bright, and the Company's stock trades at a price below that implied by key industry averages such as price-to-book and price-to-revenues, while its growth rates far exceed the industry at large. Continued growth in the Company's operations should eventually attract significant attention from fund investors, and the present price level of its common stock, depressed by exogenous market factors, should rebound in the near term. The Company's common stock has both near and long term appreciation potential. It is a strong risk-adjusted buy opportunity for investors in the micro-cap marketplace.

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8-K (09/11/1998)
SC 13D (09/05/1997)

424B1 (08/14/1997)
SB-2 (03/04/1997)

Read the transcript for the AVGP conference call on September 10th, 1998 with:
Lee Sanders, CEO
Richard Morgan, CFO
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Float
EPS
Avg. Daily Vol.
1.3 M
($0.27)
16,400

Market Makers
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Briarwood Investment Counsel
Fahnestock & Co. Inc.
Lloyd Wade Securities
Arneson Kerscheville

Corporate Offices
700 North Pearl Street
Suite 2170
Dallas, TX 75201

Company Website
aviationgroup.com



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This publication is an advertisement on behalf of Aviation Group, Inc. and may not be construed as investment advice. This advertisement does not provide an analysis of the Company's financial position and is not a solicitation to purchase or sell securities of the Company. Readers should consult with their own independent tax, business and financial advisors with respect to any investment, including any contemplated investment in the advertised Company. All information contained in this advertisement should be independently verified with the advertised Company and by an independent financial analyst. The Publisher, its affiliates, officers, directors, subsidiaries and agents (collectively, “the Publisher”) of this advertisement has been compensated by the Company. Compensation includes two hundred fifty thousand dollars in cash, and the option to purchase the following: twenty thousand restricted shares of common stock at an exercise price of five dollars, twenty thousand restricted shares of common stock at an exercise price of six dollars, twenty thousand restricted shares of common stock at an exercise price of seven dollars, twenty thousand restricted shares of common stock at an exercise price of eight dollars, twenty thousand restricted shares of common stock at an exercise price of nine dollars. In preparing this advertisement, the Publisher has relied upon information received from the Company, which, although believed to be reliable, cannot be guaranteed. This advertisement is not an endorsement of the Company by the Publisher. The Publisher is not responsible for any claims made by the Company. You should independently investigate and fully understand all risks before investing. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements which are not historical facts contained in this advertisement are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.