Jack M. Riley Jr., founder of RAM Aircraft, LP, an aircraft engine overhaul facility and general aviation support center located in Waco, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16. He was 69.
Born in Shreveport, La., he was a graduate of Northrop University with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
His life revolved around his family and aviation. His career was devoted to innovation and advancement in the field of aviation, according to officials at RAM Aircraft, which he founded in 1976.
RAM Aircraft, located at Waco Regional Airport, has more than 34 years of experience in overhauling and installing Continental engines in both Cessna and Beech aircraft. RAM specializes in the TCM 520/550-series engines and the airframes that support them. Since the company was founded in 1976, RAM engineers have earned approval for more than 113 STCs for engine, airframe, and propeller upgrades. They have also earned more than 800 FAA-PMAs. RAM has recently been certified by the FAA as an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). RAM is an FAA and EASA-approved parts supplier. For more information: RAMAircraft.com