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Milestone announces two key appointments

Milestone announces two key appointments

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced new appointments to its executive team. Jeremy Akel, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Bristow Group, has been named Executive Vice President, Commercial effective July 2, 2018. Jeremy will relocate to Dublin,… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 15-Jun-18

Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Alan VanDoren as the new Assistant Chief Pilot. Bihler joined Metro Aviation in 2009 and has served in the positions of HAA Pilot, Instructor, Check Airmen, Regional Training Manager, and most recently, as Assistant Chief Pilot. Prior to his… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, 40, Head of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), a new Airbus unit, effective 1 June 2018. In his new function, he will report to Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy and International. With this appointment, Airbus is integrating all its UAM activities – except its current air… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of Managing Director.  Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock joins on 16 May and will take his position within the restructured Executive Team, reporting directly to Group CEO of Airline Investments Limited, Peter Simpson. Shattock brings 30 years of aviation experience… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 28-May-18

CareFlight appoints new CEO

CareFlight appoints new CEO

The Chairman of CareFlight, Dr Andrew Refshauge, has formally announced the appointment of Mick Frewen to the role of Chief Executive Officer of CareFlight, following the retirement of Derek Colenbrander after nearly 14 years in the role. Mr Frewen was appointed by the Board in February after an extensive executive search, and formally took over… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 22-May-18

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

HeliOffshore appoints Executive Assistant

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Kim Stoby as an executive assistant. Kim (pictured right) will mainly be supporting HeliOffshore CEO Gretchen Haskins, while also working closely with Operations Director François Lassale and the rest of the HeliOffshore team. She also acts as the main point of contact… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 22-May-18

Safran made two senior management appointments

Safran made two senior management appointments

Florent Chauvancy (41) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales, succeeding Maxime Faribault who is retiring. Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In 2005, he joined the Wheels & Brakes division and took… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-May-18

Coptersafety appoints Head of Development and Test Pilot

Coptersafety appoints Head of Development and Test Pilot

In line with Coptersafety’s mission to make a helicopter industry safer for all parties and to provide world-class training, the company has appointed Mikko Kallio as a Head of Development and Test Pilot. Mikko will take a responsibility for various development projects and he will support the introduction of the new FSTD’s and development of… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 18-May-18

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Medical Lead for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Appointed

Medical Lead for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Appointed

Dr Louisa Chan has been appointed as the Medical Lead for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). As Medical Lead, Dr Chan will join the Charity’s Programme Management Team tasked with overseeing HIOWAA’s transition to a new Clinical Services Operating Model in 2018. Transition planning began in 2017 and the building blocks have… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 17-May-18

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AAMS Board of Directors adds new member

AAMS Board of Directors adds new member

Mike Griffiths has been appointed to fill the open Region 1 Director position on the AAMS Board. Mr. Griffiths fills the vacated seat of previous Region 1 Director, Scott Kirby, who accepted a position in another region. Mr. Griffiths’ term will end at AMTC 2019 in Atlanta, at which point the seat will be up for re-election. Mr. Griffiths serves as the… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 09-May-18

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NHV expands Executive Team

NHV expands Executive Team

NHV, the provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Brieuc Spindler to the role of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience spanning nearly three decades, Spindler brings valuable leadership to NHV as the company is poised for international expansion. As COO, Brieuc Spindler will… Read more »

Source: NHV, 04-May-18

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New Executive Vice President of PRISM appointed

New Executive Vice President of PRISM appointed

ARGUS International is proud to announce that John Illson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARGUS International.  In his new role, John will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for the five independent PRISM divisions that deliver multiple services to the… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 25-Apr-18

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EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director. The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election by a unanimous vote of Patrick Ky (50) as the Agency’s Executive Director for a second term of 5 years.Patrick Ky declared: “It is an honour and privilege to have been entrusted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Apr-18

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New Trustee for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

New Trustee for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Roy Marfleet, Chairman of Essex-based MDS Civil Engineering has been appointed as a Trustee of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). Mr Marfleet, who has been a rugby referee for the last 25 years and officiated at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a keen supporter of EHAAT for a number of years. He… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Apr-18

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Guardian Flight appoints new VP of Base Operations

Guardian Flight appoints new VP of Base Operations

Guardian Flight Inc. has named Randy Lyman Vice President of Base Operations for the leading air medical transport company. As a member of the Executive Management Team, he reports to Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight President and President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which  is Guardian’s parent company. Lyman is responsible for all… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 18-Apr-18

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Donaldson names new Aerospace and Defence Manager

Donaldson names new Aerospace and Defence Manager

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Dan Larsen has been named General Manager, Aerospace & Defense.An 18-year company veteran, Larsen is responsible for refining the global growth strategies for the Aerospace & Defense business. He began his career at Donaldson in corporate purchasing, where he held… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 03-Apr-18

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Director Joins AEA Board

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Director Joins AEA Board

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced David Copeland, the company’s Director of Sales, has been elected to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Board of Directors. Seven new members, including Copeland, will serve a three-year term beginning this month. “I’m honored to support AEA and their membership,” said Copeland. “As a team, we share a common… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 21-Mar-18

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PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) announced the appointment of Alan W. Brass to its Board of Directors effective March 7, 2018. Mr. Brass has been a member of the PHI Air Medical Board of Managers since 2016, leveraging his 42 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. A… Read more »

Source: PHI, 15-Mar-18

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Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that Darlene Smith has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) division effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Smith will lead Kaman’s aircraft OEM operations including sales, production and support of the… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 13-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region. Moreland brings more than 18 years of rotorcraft industry experience to the role,… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 13-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive welcomes a new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive welcomes a new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region. Moreland brings more than 18 years of rotorcraft industry experience to the role,… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 07-Mar-18

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FlightSafety appoints new Senior Director of Operations

FlightSafety appoints new Senior Director of Operations

FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Senior Director, Operations. Suren oversees FlightSafety’s pilot, dispatch and instructor training. He is also responsible for Customer Support, & Media Technology Management Operations. “Suren is a valued and respected member of our management team, and most deserving of this promotion,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 05-Mar-18

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Metro Aviation names new Chief Operating Officer

Metro Aviation names new Chief Operating Officer

On his first day at Metro Aviation, Kenny Morrow began his morning by getting kicked out of the Managing Director’s office.  Nearly 23 years later, Kenny is celebrating his promotion to Chief Operating Officer. “Metro has always sought to promote from within so that people with the desire and ability to advance and excel can… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-18

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MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

Morten Beyer & Agnew (“mba”), a consulting leader in the aviation industry, is proud to announce our Manager of Asset Valuations, Kim Seward, as Head of Helicopters. Ms. Seward has been a vital part of mba’s asset valuation team since 2015. Thanks to Ms. Seward’s knowledge and expertise, mba’s helicopter business has grown in the… Read more »

Source: Morten Beyer & Agnew, 26-Feb-18

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Feb-18

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Past Sikorsky COO joins Cirrus Aircraft as Product Development SVP

Past Sikorsky COO joins Cirrus Aircraft as Product Development SVP

As Cirrus Aircraft continues to innovate and lead general aviation with the best-selling SR Series aircraft and the Vision® Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, the company announces the addition of industry veteran Ken Harness as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Ken joins Cirrus Aircraft with more than 28 years of leadership… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Feb-18

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Kopter Group appoints VP of Business Development for US market

Kopter Group appoints VP of Business Development for US market

Kopter Group AG today announced the appointment of Larry D. Roberts as senior vice president, U.S. Business Development responsible for the sales, marketing of the SH09 single-engine turbine helicopter in North America. Mr. Roberts will be based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Roberts has been involved in the U.S. commercial helicopter industry for the past 20… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 19-Feb-18

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London Air Ambulance appoints new director

London Air Ambulance appoints new director

The charity is very excited to welcome Louise Robertshaw as our new Director of Marketing and Communications. Louise joins us from Guide Dogs, where she spent nine years as Head of Communications and Campaigns, developing the marcomms function and leading its brand strategy, as well as instigating a charity wide digital first strategy. We have… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 19-Feb-18

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Airbus Helicopters name new CEO

Airbus Helicopters name new CEO

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee. Bruno Even comes to Airbus from Safran where he was CEO of the Helicopter Engines business since 2015. He… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Feb-18

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CHC Appoints New General Counsel

CHC Appoints New General Counsel

  CHC Group today announced that Imran Hayat, currently serving as acting general counsel, has been confirmed by its Board of Managers to assume the role permanently moving forward. Hayat assumed the acting position in January 2018 from his previous position of chief compliance officer and litigation counsel. He will report to Karl Fessenden, CHC’s… Read more »

Source: CHC, 12-Feb-18

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Erickson makes two key appointments

Erickson makes two key appointments

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company has strengthened its leadership team under CEO and Director Douglas Kitani with the hiring of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stephen Wideman and Corporate Controller Micheal Hausinger. Doug Kitani said, “We are excited to have this new finance leadership at Erickson, which will continue… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Feb-18

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SAFE Structure Designs appoints Military Operations Account Executive

SAFE Structure Designs appoints Military Operations Account Executive

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is proud to announce and welcome James (Jimmy) Schwader as it’s Military Operations Account Executive. Jimmy will be responsible for all United States Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations, Air force, and Department of Homeland Security accounts in assisting them with the design, engineering, and manufacturing of custom ergonomic safety-first OSHA/ANSI-compliant aircraft… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 05-Feb-18

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Big shake-up at Waypoint Leasing

Big shake-up at Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint” or the “Company”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced changes to its executive team as part of its ongoing efforts to better serve customers and pursue new growth and other strategic opportunities. Hooman Yazhari, most recently CHC Helicopter’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, has been named… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 05-Feb-18

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AAR appoints a new Senior Vice President, Repair and Engineering Services

AAR appoints a new Senior Vice President, Repair and Engineering Services

Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that Brian Sartain has joined AAR in the new position of  Senior Vice President, Repair and Engineering Services, reporting to President and Chief Operating Officer John M. Holmes. In this senior leadership role, Sartain will oversee AAR’s MRO Services, Component Repair, Engineering Services, Landing Gear Services and… Read more »

Source: AAR, 02-Feb-18

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HAI hires new director of membership

HAI hires new director of membership

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Anuja Miner as director of membership. In this position, Miner is responsible for directing the membership recruitment and retention operations of the association, including the development of membership campaigns, member services, and affinity programs. “We are excited that Anuja has joined the HAI team,”… Read more »

Source: HAI, 30-Jan-18

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HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

HeliOffshore appoints Safety Intelligence Project Manager

HeliOffshore has appointed a highly experienced aviation safety professional to handle the development of its expanding Helicopter Safety Intelligence Programme This month Dr Matthew Greaves is joining the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety-focused association in the new role of Safety Intelligence Project Manager to oversee all aspects of the system, which allows the global offshore… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 30-Jan-18

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New CEO at Wiking Helikopter

New CEO at Wiking Helikopter

The shareholders of Wiking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ernst Nassl as the new Chief Executive Officer in Wiking Helicopter Service Germany, effective immediately. Announcing Mr. Nassl’s appointment, Aylin Yildiz Basel said: On behalf of Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH shareholder’s, I am very pleased to announce that we have chosen Mr. Ernst… Read more »

Source: Wiking Helikopter, 29-Jan-18

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Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus China, Xu is responsible for all Airbus commercial aircraft activities and for leading the company’s helicopter, defence and space businesses… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jan-18

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems.   Olivier Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing Operations, and Business Unit Management.   In 2009… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 10-Jan-18

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Erickson makes three senior appointments

Erickson makes three senior appointments

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, continues to build its leadership team under CEO and Director Douglas Kitani. Effective immediately, Kevin Cochie will serve as Vice President and General Manager of Defense and National Security where he will lead and manage sales, operations and growth for the business as well as… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Jan-18

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Airbus Helicopters CEO to move to Commercial Aircraft division

Airbus Helicopters CEO to move to Commercial Aircraft division

The Board of Directors of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has decided on a series of Executive changes that ensure an orderly succession in the Executive leadership of Airbus. Tom Enders (59) has advised the Board that he does not wish to seek another term as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) beyond his current mandate… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Dec-17

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CHC Group Appoints New CFO

CHC Group Appoints New CFO

CHC Group today announced the appointment of Scott Thanisch, as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Thanisch has served as CHC’s interim CFO since October with responsibility for the Company’s global finance organization. “We are delighted to have Scott take on the CFO role at such an important point in CHC’s transformation,” said… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Dec-17

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UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018, and was appointed following a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates. Richard re-joined… Read more »

Source: CAA, 05-Dec-17

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ASU Introduces New Staff Members

ASU Introduces New Staff Members

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) recently hired Vikki Rosploch as Events and Media Coordinator and Twain Josephson as an independent contractor. Both have diverse professional backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ASU, and will be present at the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) annual convention at booth #257. Rosploch’s responsibilities primarily… Read more »

Source: ASU, 05-Dec-17

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Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance adds 3 board members

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance adds 3 board members

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust has appointed three new trustees to its Board as the charity enters an ambitious new phase of development. Caitlin Blewett, Michael Docherty and Barney Burgess were welcomed to the Board by Helen Bowcock, Chair of Trustees and Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, 05-Dec-17

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Australian association AHIA appoints new CEO

Australian association AHIA appoints new CEO

AHIA Board announced the appointment of Mr Paul Tyrrell to the position of CEO of the AHIA. This appointment will enable the AHIA to progress to the next level in its development as one of the proactive associations in the Australian aviation industry. Paul comes with a wealth of experience as a manager of companies… Read more »

Source: AHIA, 20-Nov-17

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JSSI Appoints Specialist to Focus on Expanding Parts and Consulting Services

JSSI Appoints Specialist to Focus on Expanding Parts and Consulting Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has announced the appointment of Brendan Lodge as aircraft acquisitions specialist. An experienced aircraft sales broker and financier, Lodge will provide support to JSSI’s growing Advisory Services and JSSI Parts divisions. “We are excited to… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 20-Nov-17

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FlightSafety promotes a new Director of Regulatory Affairs

FlightSafety promotes a new Director of Regulatory Affairs

FlightSafety International announces that Steve Hall has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs. “Steve has the experience, leadership abilities and skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in aviation training,” said Daniel MacLellan Senior Vice President, Operations. “He will build upon our proven success and continue to ensure our Customers receive… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Nov-17

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Genesys announces the new Director of Business Development

Genesys announces the new Director of Business Development

Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company has appointed general aviation avionics industry veteran Nick Bogner as the company’s new Director of Business Development. “We are extremely excited to be able to attract Nick to our senior management team,” stated Genesys Aerosystems President and CEO Roger Smith. “We are on the threshold of… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 13-Nov-17

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Genesys appoints new regional sales manager

Genesys appoints new regional sales manager

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Barry LeBlanc has joined the company to focus on the Northwest and Midwest territories in the United States and Western Canada.  Barry LeBlanc comes with a wealth of experience in the avionics industry having spent the last eleven years at Sandia Aerospace, where he was instrumental in launching new products… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 13-Nov-17

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Flight Safety names a Director of Quality, Safety and Standards

Flight Safety names a Director  of Quality, Safety and Standards

FlightSafety International announces that Steve Fedynyszyn has been named Director of Quality, Safety and Standards. “We look forward to Steve’s contributions in his new role as the leader of the FlightSafety Quality and Safety Management System and in the advancement of FlightSafety Standards.” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President Operations. “His proven experience with Learning… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 13-Nov-17

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Genesys Appoints HeliSAS Sales Specialist

Genesys Appoints HeliSAS Sales Specialist

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Chris Suldo has joined the company to focus on increasing HeliSAS sales in North America. Chris Suldo holds a private pilot’s license for rotorcraft aircraft and has worked in marketing and sales for Bell Helicopter and Airbus Helicopters Inc., formerly Eurocopter USA. He is currently attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 10-Nov-17

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Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased to announce the election of Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Ms. Garneau succeeds David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, who served as Chair of the AIAC Board over the last year. “I am… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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Airbus appoints new US boss

Airbus appoints new US boss

Aerospace industry veteran, C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business in the Americas. Mr. Knittel, who brings more than 25 years of global aerospace leadership experience to the position, will join the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Nov-17

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Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has hired Justin Bilek as its Logistics Manager for its Government programs division. Mr. Bilek has more than 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Among his duties, he will oversee operational requirements such as purchasing, shipping, receiving, government property management, tool control and… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 06-Nov-17

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Richard Walker joins Osprey Flight Solutions

Richard Walker joins Osprey Flight Solutions

Richard Walker has been appointed Business Development Director for Osprey Flight Solutions, a brand new company which is introducing a major step change in aviation security expertise. Effective immediately, based out of Leeds, UK, Richard’s day to day role will include building the sales pipeline, closing deals and increasing brand awareness of Osprey and its… Read more »

Source: Osprey Flight Solutions, 30-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence. Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO… Read more »

Source: Safran, 24-Oct-17

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FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. “We are pleased to promote Scott to Vice President, Simulation,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “Scott has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

François-Xavier Foubert (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 François Xavier Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as Deputy Manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Oct-17

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Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Bruno Bellanger (40) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as Project Manager, Bruno Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as Manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, dedicated… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Oct-17

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DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

[electronic translation]  The Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG Dr. Dr. Krystian Pracz, 48, as Chairman of the Board. He will start his work on 6 November 2017. The promoted physicist has many years of international experience in management, especially in the fields of corporate development, market and portfolio development as well as digital… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 17-Oct-17

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New Managing Director at Heli-One

New Managing Director at Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Tord Torgersen has been promoted to Managing Director, Heli-One Norway. Tord has been with Heli-One since 2006, joining as a Customer Support Manager responsible for Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa and also had responsibility for the AOG… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance appointed a fundraising director

Yorkshire Air Ambulance appointed a fundraising director

Garry Wilkinson, former Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield, joins the rapid response emergency charity following the retirement of Paul Gowland. Paul, who joined Yorkshire Air Ambulance as a community fundraiser 17 years ago, has been a significant figure in the development of the charity.  He created and led a hugely successful… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 02-Oct-17

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Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Aberdeen Harbour Board is delighted to announce that, following an extensive recruitment process, Michelle Handforth is to join in the role of Chief Executive. Michelle, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, will succeed Colin Parker in her new role, however, Colin will remain in post as Chief Executive… Read more »

Source: Aberdeen Harbour Board, 02-Oct-17

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New President named at Kaman Aerospace

New President named at Kaman Aerospace

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Richard R. Barnhart, 57, has been selected to lead the Company’s aerospace segment, effective October 1, 2017, succeeding Gregory L. Steiner, Executive Vice President of Kaman Corporation and President, Kaman Aerospace Group, who will retire from the Company effective January 2, 2018. Barnhart retired from The Barnes Group in 2016 as… Read more »

Source: Kaman Corporation, 29-Sep-17

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EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus’ aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting senior management and executive Boards… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 28-Sep-17

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes new Chair of Trustees

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes new Chair of Trustees

Jonathan Trower, who has been a Trustee of the Charity since September 2016, takes over from Acting Chair, Rob Forsyth. Jonathan is a Managing Director at DC Advisory, a City-based corporate advisory firm. He and his wife also own a small farming business on the boundary of Hertfordshire and Essex. He is involved with a… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 27-Sep-17

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Bristow appoints new SVP General Counsel

Bristow appoints new SVP General Counsel

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced the appointment of Timothy Knapp to senior vice president, general counsel, responsible for all legal aspects of the business, corporate compliance and insurance, effective September 26, 2017. In his new role, Knapp will report directly to Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Baliff. “Tim brings significant… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Sep-17

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New CEO at Erickson

New CEO at Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace OEM and provider of global aviation services, announced the appointment of government services veteran, Doug Kitani as Chief Executive Officer and Director effective August 31, 2017. Mr. Kitani joins Erickson having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of IAP Worldwide Services, a global defense services company specializing… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Sep-17

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Discovery Air Appoints New CEO

Discovery Air Appoints New CEO

Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: DA.DB.A) announced today the appointment of Alan D. Torrie as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective August 29, 2017. Mr. Torrie is an accomplished and experienced business leader and was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morneau Shepell. Paul Bouchard will remain in his… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 06-Sep-17

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Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Jan Nowacki begins on the first of September the task as COO at MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter. Nowacki has previously gained considerable experience in this area at Airbus Helicopters as head of the Rotor Blade and Airframe with the manufacture of composite parts, structural assembly and equipment as well as repair activities. MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter will, in… Read more »

Source: Marenco Swiss Helicopter, 01-Sep-17

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Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Jan Nowacki begins on the first of September the task as COO at MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter. Nowacki has previously gained considerable experience in this area at Airbus Helicopters as head of the Rotor Blade and Airframe with the manufacture of composite parts, structural assembly and equipment as well as repair activities. MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter will, in… Read more »

Source: Marenco Swiss Helicopter, 01-Sep-17

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Helijet Appoints New Rotary Wing Chief & Assistant Chief Pilots

Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Potter as Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing and Phil Sevensma as Assistant Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing effective August 1st, 2017. Together, the men have more than 44 years of flying experience, 29 of them with Helijet. As Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing, Michael Potter will report to the Director… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 18-Aug-17

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Tour Operators Program of Safety appoints new executive director

Tour Operators Program of Safety appoints new executive director

Tour Operators Program of Safety announced Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as executive director, bringing nearly 30 years in the aviation industry. Hilst will further refine the way in which TOPS and its members apply safety risk management principles. This will include bringing together expertise from authorities and industry stakeholders to continue to develop… Read more »

Source: TOPS, 10-Aug-17

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HAI appoints new Director of Regulations and International Affairs

HAI appoints new Director of Regulations and International Affairs

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Callan as director of regulations and international affairs. In this position, Callan is responsible for representing HAI members on all regulatory issues related to the international helicopter community. He recently retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 31 years as an officer and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Aug-17

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