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HeliOffshore Appoints Chief Executive Officer

HeliOffshore Appoints Chief Executive Officer

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Tim Rolfe as HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bill Chiles, HeliOffshore Chairman, said: “After a rigorous recruitment process and considerable deliberation by the HeliOffshore Board, we are thrilled to announce Tim Rolfe will become HeliOffshore’s CEO effective Monday 13th July. “Tim was a core founder member of HeliOffshore, co-leads our… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 09-Jul-20

NATA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

NATA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

On June 23rd during its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced changes to its Board of Directors. Curt Castagna, President and CEO of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group (Long Beach, CA), was reelected to serve an additional term, as well as extending his service as Chairman by one year. Larry Wade, President of… Read more »

Source: NATA, 09-Jul-20

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HTM Helicopter Travel Munich appoints new Managing Director

HTM Helicopter Travel Munich appoints new Managing Director

As of July 1, 2020, the Heristo Group has appointed Mr. Rolf Berger as new Managing Director of the HTM Group. Mr. Berger will run the company together with Christian Schoepsdau and Bernd Brucherseifer. Together they will strategically develop the HTM Group on the national and international market. Mr. Berger studied aerospace engineering. After working… Read more »

Source: HTM Group, 08-Jul-20

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Operations

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Operations

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the company’s new Director of Operations. Brian will work closely with the Safety and Training departments to oversee the daily aviation operations for Metro’s 36 air medical customers and more than 140 aircraft. “Brian has been with the Metro family for just over a decade, and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-May-20

Precision Support Services hires new General Manager

Precision Support Services hires new General Manager

Precision Support Services, LLC. announced the appointment of Grayson Barrows, a 20-year aviation professional, as their new General Manager of the FAA Part 145 Repair Station. In his new role, Barrows will manage and expand industry relationships for the Maintenance Services division of Precision. He will be responsible for growing Precision’s maintenance and avionics capabilities… Read more »

Source: Precision Support Services, 21-May-20

HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

Robert M. Volmer has joined HAI as the vice president of Marketing Communications. In this role, Rob will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology, and media for the association. “When I joined HAI. I told the Board of Directors that I wanted to over-communicate to our members about what their association was doing to serve them…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-20

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Grows Despite Industry Setbacks

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Grows Despite Industry Setbacks

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announced the promotion of Cindy Highbarger to Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations and the addition of Matthew Harrah as Senior Vice President of Technology and Products. “In these new roles, Cindy and Matt will provide valuable industry experience and leadership to our organization,” said Todd Winter, President and CEO… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 18-May-20

Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

At Bell, the Technology and Innovation team is responsible for creating and maturing the latest technologies and concepts to advance Bell’s commercial and military businesses. Their mission is to radically innovate technologies toward novel and coveted vertical lift experiences. And now, we have a new leader. The new engineer guiding this team is Jason Hurst. As… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-20

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Hyundai appoints Bell exec as VP of Urban Air Mobility Division

Hyundai appoints Bell exec as VP of Urban Air Mobility Division

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced it has appointed J. Scott Drennan as Vice President of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. Drennan will report to Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of UAM Division. In this role, Drennan will lead UAM research and development. Prior to joining Hyundai, Drennan spent more than… Read more »

Source: Hyundai, 06-May-20

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Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations

Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations

Daniel Sitnam, President for Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Potter (photo: left) as Director of Flight Operations, to be effective May 1, 2020. Michael has held the position of Helijet’s Chief Pilot, Rotary Wing Operations for the past two years, and will now oversee all facets of flight… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 29-Apr-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints new Chairman

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints new Chairman

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to announce its new Chairman to lead the Board of Trustees. Mark Carne joined the Board of Trustees earlier in 2020 and has now been elected by his fellow Trustees to become Chairman. Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise with him, having been the chief executive of… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 29-Apr-20

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Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company. A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and Director of… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 28-Apr-20

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Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company.   A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 23-Apr-20

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HeliOffshore CEO steps down; New Board appointments announced

HeliOffshore CEO steps down; New Board appointments announced

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Hank Williams and Jeremy Akel to the HeliOffshore Board.  Gretchen Haskins will move from CEO of HeliOffshore to a new position on the board.  Francois Lassale will be acting CEO of HeliOffshore from 1st May 2020. Bill Chiles, Chairman, said:  “Both Hank and Jeremy have exceptional track records in the Industry… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 15-Apr-20

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EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

The EDA Steering Board today appointed Jiří Šedivý, former Czech Defence Minister, as new EDA Chief Executive upon recommendation of the Head of the European Defence Agency Josep Borrell. He will take office in April 2020. Jiří Šedivý has extensive experience in the defence domain, having served as Defence Minister of the Czech Republic (2006-2007),… Read more »

Source: EDA, 16-Mar-20

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Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Josh Allen as its new Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, Kentucky, location. A Navy veteran, Mr. Allen most recently served as the PTC Project Director for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston where he was responsible for the positive train control (PTC) system across… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 06-Mar-20

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Executive Vice-President Finance appointed at Airbus Helicopters

Executive Vice-President Finance appointed at Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany. He succeeds Linda Honold, who wiII retire after more than three decades… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-20

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WAI Board Aappoints new CEO

WAI Board Aappoints new CEO

The WAI Board of Directors is pleased to announce Allison McKay will join Women in Aviation International as CEO on February 18, 2020, and is responsible for the future strategic vision of the 14,500-member strong organization while overseeing the board of directors, professional staff, and daily operations. She previously served as vice president of the… Read more »

Source: WAI, 25-Feb-20

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Summit Aviation hires new Director of Sales and Marketing

Summit Aviation hires new Director of Sales and Marketing

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has hired John Gonsalves as its Director of Sales and Marketing. His responsibilities will include developing new business relationships, strengthening existing relationships and overseeing the growth of the company’s fixed-wing, rotor-wing and government/military services for the company’s Delaware location. Mr. Gonsalves is a seasoned sales executive… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 17-Feb-20

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FlightSafety International appoints President and CEO

FlightSafety International appoints President and CEO

FlightSafety International announces that Brad Thress has joined the company as President and CEO. He assumes this responsibility from David Davenport who has left FlightSafety. “I am honored to join FlightSafety International and look forward to leading this exceptional company,” said Brad Thress. “FlightSafety is known for enhancing aviation safety around the world by providing… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 17-Feb-20

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Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

Pawan Hans have announced that Sanjeev Razdan has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD).  Razdan is at present general manager at the operator, the largest in India, and has been appointed as the CMD for a five-year tenure. Pawan Hans is owned by the Indian Government, 49% by the state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-20

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HeloAir appoints new Chief Pilot

HeloAir appoints new Chief Pilot

HeloAir is excited to introduce Rodger Crawley as our new Chief Pilot. Rodger has been with HeloAir since June 2003 when he first joined us as the Sky13 News pilot in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Since that time, his skills and leadership have allowed him to become one of our most versatile and valued pilots… Read more »

Source: HeloAir, 12-Feb-20

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NATA announces two board level appointments

NATA announces two board level appointments

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy R. Obitts as its President and CEO. He succeeds Gary Dempsey, who assumed the role of NATA’s President after six years of service on the Association’s Board of Directors, including a term as Chairman of the Board. “It… Read more »

Source: NATA, 11-Feb-20

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New head at US Army Program Executive Office for Aviation

New head at US Army Program Executive Office for Aviation

The Program Executive Office for Aviation held a change of charter Jan. 14 at the Redstone Test Center hangar to commemorate Maj. Gen. Thomas Todd transferring his responsibilities as the program executive officer to Patrick Mason. “I can’t begin to say what an absolute honor and privilege it is for me to serve with the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 04-Feb-20

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Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

On Monday 27th January, 2020 HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Keith Mullett to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. Keith Mullet is President of PHI International and acting President of PHI Americas.  He has been President of PHI International since the acquisition of HNZ by PHI in December of 2017.  Before that, he was the Executive Vice… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Jan-20

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Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group (HELI-EXPO Booth 2424) announced the appointment of Dorothy Knupp (L) and Jessica Firmstone (R) as Managing Directors for the organization’s recruiting operations. These are new positions that were created to support recent growth, as a result of more client companies turning to the executive search firm for help in addressing the industry-wide… Read more »

Source: Aviation Search Group, 28-Jan-20

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Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter operators within the United States, announces the appointment of Sean M. Cross as President and COO.  A retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain and aviator with 25 years of distinguished service, Cross is responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations and growth into new markets. He… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation Services, 20-Jan-20

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Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations, web, and social media activities. Laurence has worked for the last five years in the Airbus Helicopters media relations department, where she was in charge of external communications… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jan-20

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Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that David Stepanek has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Stepanek has an extensive background in aviation and the helicopter industry, most recently as the President of PHI Americas where he was responsible… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Jan-20

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Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Pat Sheedy, a veteran aviation finance professional, has been named CEO of Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing. Greg Conlon — recently promoted from Milestone to become GECAS’ President and CEO — has appointed Pat Sheedy to take the lead role at Milestone. “Pat will join the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 10-Jan-20

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Air Methods Promotes new CEO

Air Methods Promotes  new CEO

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, 2020…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Jan-20

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HAI names new President and CEO

HAI names new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization’s next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall. Viola most recently served as director of General Aviation (GA) Safety Assurance for the Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Jan-20

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HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations is delighted to welcome Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey as Chairman of the HeliOps Board of Directors. Sir Alan has a strong background in maritime operations, maritime aviation, search and rescue, risk management, and safety regulation. In his 33-year Royal Navy career he commanded two aircraft carriers on combat operations and served for 5-years… Read more »

Source: HeliOperations, 02-Jan-20

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Lockheed Martin makes Australia/NZ helicopter appointment

Lockheed Martin makes Australia/NZ helicopter appointment

Lockheed Martin has appointed Mr. Steve Froelich as the vicepresident of Rotary and Mission Systems operations for Australia and New Zealand, andProgramme Executive for AIR6500. He will be responsible for business performance andorganisational transformation, and will join the local leadership team to build a foundation forfuture growth in the region. A critical component of the… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 02-Dec-19

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Helijet appoints Director of Maintenance

Helijet appoints Director of Maintenance

Helijet International is pleased to announce the appointment of David McNamar as the company’s Director of Maintenance. An aviation professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of rotary-wing aviation maintenance, McNamar will be responsible for all facets and standards of Helijet’s Approved Maintenance Organization. The Director of Maintenance has the responsibility for… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 02-Dec-19

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HeliOffshore Board appoints member

HeliOffshore Board appoints member

HeliOffshore announced the appointment of David Stepanek to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. David Stepanek is President, PHI Americas, and responsible for the overall performance and direction of PHI’s U.S. and international operations in the Western Hemisphere. After four years’ service in the US Marine Corps as a heavy lift helicopter avionics technician, David moved to… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Nov-19

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Safran makes management appointments

Safran makes management appointments

Frédéric Bugeon has been appointed Executive Vice-President Strategy, succeeding Serge Maillé who is retiring. Frédéric Bugeon started his career at Thales in 1995, as chief project CAPE (Computer-aided production engineering) for radars. In 1996, he joined Alstom and took responsibility for supply chain and purchasing for TGV and tramways at La Rochelle facility. In 2000,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 12-Nov-19

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Metro Aviation appoints HR Director

Metro Aviation appoints HR Director

Metro is proud to welcome Rebecca Stinson as the Director of Human Resources and is excited about what she will bring to the table. She has 12 years of experience as Director of Human Resources for a restaurant managing group, overseeing 37 stores across 4 states with more than 1,200 employees. In addition to her… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Nov-19

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Lockheed Martin appoints leader of Future Vertical Lift campaign

Lockheed Martin appoints leader of Future Vertical Lift campaign

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Adams to oversee all strategic and operational aspects of its efforts to support Future Vertical Lift (FVL), which will shape the United States military’s helicopter fleet of the future. This appointment emphasizes that Lockheed Martin is bringing the full strength of its portfolio to FVL… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Nov-19

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Milestone CEO promoted to top GECAS role

Milestone CEO promoted to top GECAS role

Greg Conlon has been promoted to the role of President and CEO of GECAS, effective immediately. Alec Burger will continue as President & CEO of GE Capital and will also serve as the Chairman of GECAS. GECAS has consistently delivered excellent results for many years and is positioned for continued success. This change in leadership… Read more »

Source: GECAS, 11-Nov-19

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VFS Selects Army Senior Scientist for Prestigious Nikolsky Lectureship

VFS Selects Army Senior Scientist for Prestigious Nikolsky Lectureship

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing vertical flight, announced today that US Army Senior Scientist Dr. Mark B. Tischler has been selected for the prestigious 2020 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 28-Oct-19

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MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group, is pleased to announce Mr. David Norton has joined as their new General Manager effective immediately. Within his expanded role, David is responsible for all operations within their state-of-the-art facility providing MRO services for both Honeywell T53 and Pratt… Read more »

Source: M International, 10-Oct-19

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Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

PhilJets has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to manage both PhilJets Aero Charter and PhilJets Aero Services in the midst of its expansion in 2019. Established in 2013, PhilJets has grown its portfolio to 15 aircrafts currently under management including newly added Gulfstream G200, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ4 and with additional upcoming R44, Bell… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 08-Oct-19

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UK CAA appoints new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director

UK CAA appoints new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Rob Bishton as its new Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation. This follows a global recruitment process, including both internal and external candidates. Rob has been at the CAA since 2014, where he is currently Head of Flight Operations and a… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Oct-19

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New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Christian Drouin will be promoted from his current role as Vice President of Global Operations, where he manages Heli-One’s three global bases, to Vice President, Heli-One, where he will serve as the lead executive for the entire organization. Drouin replaces… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 30-Sep-19

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Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

At a time when loss-making Pawan Hans is in the process of being privatised, the helicopter company has issued a notice inviting applicants for the post of its chairman and managing director (CMD) See full story

Source: Hindustan Times, 25-Sep-19

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New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jacek Baranowski will be joining the organization as the new General Manager of Heli-One Poland located in Rzeszow, Poland. He will oversee all MRO operations at Heli-One Poland, which includes base maintenance, component repair, and storage/Return-to-Service programs. “It is a… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 25-Sep-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Michele Posey has been promoted to Executive Director, Sales. In this new role, Michele will oversee FlightSafety’s team of Regional Sales Managers and Directors, and is responsible for business aviation sales activities in North America. “Michele is most deserving of this promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Sep-19

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HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is still seeking highly-qualified individuals to submit their application for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. As previously announced, HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Sep-19

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New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has appointed Alexandre Ceccacci General Manager of his own customer assistance center in Italy. The appointment of Alexandre Ceccacci follows the recent acquisition by Airbus of Aersud Helicopters, historical distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy. Airbus has thus consolidated the its presence in an important market that currently has 250 Airbus helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-19

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CHC Appoints New Executive Lead for Global Operations and Supply Chain

CHC Appoints New Executive Lead for Global Operations and Supply Chain

CHC Group, one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, today announced that Miguel Carrasco has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. Carrasco will oversee maintenance, supply chain, flight operations and other key operational functions across the company and advance the strategy behind… Read more »

Source: CHC, 12-Sep-19

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CHC Group Announces Appointment of Top Executives

CHC Group Announces Appointment of Top Executives

CHC Group, one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, announced two key executive appointments. David Balevic has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as a member of the Board of Managers. Balevic assumed the role of interim CEO following Karl Fessenden’s resignation to accept an… Read more »

Source: CHC, 11-Sep-19

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Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Sep-19

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Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Justin Wood as General Manager (Penzance). Justin will be responsible for the day to day management of the Heliport and delivery of the Service between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. Based in Truro in Cornwall, Justin has consistently championed the return of the… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 04-Sep-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Marc Bouliane, Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. John Benoit has been appointed to the position of Director of Strategic Business Development. John joins Marc Bouliane and Robert Randall in the Strategic Business Development team and will lead market development activities with OEMs (airframes and avionics), contribute to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 02-Sep-19

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New Director of Operations at HAL

New Director of Operations at HAL

Mr M.S Velpari, has taken the charge as Director (Operations)-HAL from Mr Sunil Kumar who superannuated on July 31, 2019.  Earlier, he was holding the post of Chief of Project (LCA Tejas) at LCA-Tejas Division. Mr Velpari holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and did his Masters from… Read more »

Source: HAL, 02-Sep-19

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Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has today announced the appointment of Neil Andrews as Chief Technology Officer. During his 30+ years in software development Andrews has worked for the likes of Open GI, Experian and most recently SSP, where he held the position of Head of Delivery for their Pure Broker and Sector product… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 29-Aug-19

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Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Aug-19

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HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to assist with the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Aug-19

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Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety. Recognizing… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Aug-19

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Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust has appointed its first ever Vice President. Dr Ed Abrahamson will take on the honorary position, which is offered to the charity’s most committed and influential supporters. One of the country’s leading Consultant Paediatricians, Dr Ed divides his time between Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and his private clinic at BUPA Cromwell… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 15-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus announced today that Dwayne Charette has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Canada Limited, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Romain Trapp, who has assumed the role of President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. “We have a very strong team in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Group today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer CEO) Karl Fessenden has resigned to accept an opportunity outside of the oil and gas industry effective August 2. Dave Balevic, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations, will assume the role of interim CEO. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Fessenden’s successor…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Jul-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Executive Director, Operations for the company’s global network of business and commercial aviation Learning Centers.  Suren’s responsibilities include pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support, courseware development and simulator operations. “Suren’s thorough understanding of FlightSafety’s training programs, his focus… Read more »

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HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs. Shea will track at the state and federal levels all legislative developments related to the helicopter industry. Reporting to Vice President of Government… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jul-19

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NHV Expands Executive Team

NHV Expands Executive Team

The NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Thomas Hütsch to the role of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience in aerospace spanning nearly three decades, Thomas Hütsch brings valuable leadership to NHV as the company is poised for international… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 09-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. Trapp brings a broad experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, announces the appointment of Quentin Koch as President and General Manager. In this role, Koch will assume responsibility for all aspects of the commercial, operational, financial and technical performance of Blue Hawaiian and their sister company, Hawaii Helicopters. Koch will lead the development and execution of Blue Hawaiian’s business… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 14-Jun-19

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Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

We are very pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Luke Farajallah. Luke joins us from the airline Flybe where he was Group COO & Accountable Manager. Prior to joining Flybe Luke held executive positions in several high profile aviation companies including British Airways, easyJet, Wizzair, and in the Rotary sector Luke was the… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 13-Jun-19

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Jun-19

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FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport will now lead the company as President & CEO. He most recently served as Co-CEO and President, Commercial. Ray Johns, who previously served as Co-CEO, will continue as President, Government and Manufacturing. He oversees the services and products FlightSafety offers to government and military agencies, as well as the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-May-19

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Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as Executive Vice-President Operations. Bernard succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Bernard Barussaud (52) joined the Snecma1 engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before in… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-May-19

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New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 20-May-19

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