Bond Offshore Helicopters names new Managing Director

Bond Offshore Helicopters names new Managing Director 5 Nov, 12, Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters

Luke Farajallah joins Bond Offshore Helicopters as new Managing Director

5th November 2012. Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Farajallah as Managing Director.

Luke brings with him 25 years of aviation experience leading different functions in a number of airlines both in the UK and Internationally. Most recently Luke has been working in Barcelona with a new low cost airline called Volotea and prior to this he held senior roles in Wizz Air (COO), Spanair (COO), and at easyJet where he was the Regional GM for the UK & Eire. Luke also enjoyed a diverse 17-year career with British Airways.

“I believe that Bond Offshore Helicopters has a fantastic business proposition combining safety, operational excellence and customer service to provide reliable mission critical services of the highest calibre. The role of Bond Offshore Helicopters in crew change transportation and search & rescue is critical to the Oil & Gas industry and the local community in Aberdeen and I am proud to lead the company forward through its next stages of development’, said Luke.

Interim Managing Director Malcolm Paine will be returning to his role as Director of Flight Operations. The company is very grateful to Malcolm for stepping in at an important time to steer the company through the first phase of its business transformation programme.

Avincis CEO – Northern Europe and Australasia, Richard Mintern stated: “Luke takes over at Bond Offshore Helicopters at a time when the industry is facing significant logistical challenges. His solid industry experience and creativity will be of great value as the company finds customer solutions to the current the lack of capacity in the North Sea.”

About Avincis Group

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd is part of Avincis Group. Avincis Group is the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.

Avincis has a global footprint which includes the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile and Peru. The Group operates around 350 rotary and 50 fixed-wing aircraft, from 295 bases in ten countries. Avincis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide and at end 2011 had an annualised turnover of €521 million (£421 million). The Group is headquartered in London.

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