10-Dec-2013 Source: Uniflight
Hawke Aerospace Holdings (HAH) , a growing platform of complementary rotary-wing aviation services companies, has appointed Mr. Jim Fisher as President of its MRO subsidiary, Uniflight, LLC.
Fisher brings to Uniflight over 30 years of aviation maintenance and management experience. Most recently, he was the Accountable Manager for the Part 21 Manufacturing and one of the Part 145 Operations of Air Methods Corporation, after its acquisition of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. He initially joined Omniflight as the Vice President of Technical Operations and then was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, assuming the role of Accountable Manager for Part 135 Operations. Prior to Omniflight, Fisher ran the Part 145 Repair Station of Chromalloy in San Antonio, Texas. He began his career as an A&P Mechanic in General Aviation, then transitioned to the Commercial Airline segment of the Aviation industry, initially with Delta Airlines and then in progressive leadership roles at Air Canada Jazz.
Joe Hawke, Chairman and CEO of HAH, stated: “We are delighted to have Jim on board as the new President of Uniflight. Our relationship began several years ago when Jim was a Uniflight customer, and he was the kind of customer who made us better as a vendor. It is very gratifying that he has seen fit to join our Executive Leadership Team.”
Fisher added, “I have gotten to know many of the members of the Uniflight organization over the past several years, and I appreciate the confidence that the HAH board has in my ability to contribute. We share a strong sense of where we want to take the business, and I look forward to being able to support my many friends in the helicopter industry.”
A resident of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Fisher will be based out of the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas, headquarters, and will have responsibility for all of Uniflight’s locations, including both of its service center locations in Pennsylvania, as well as new locations that may be developed or acquired in the future.
Uniflight, LLC, headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, is the premier provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul, aircraft program management and completions for both helicopter and fixed-wing operators. The company maintains a network of FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Stations and is also EASA- and DGCA-certified. In addition to the Grand Prairie headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Uniflight has facilities in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.