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HAI announces candidates for election to Board of Directors

HAI announces candidates for election to Board of Directors

Two individuals will be chosen for the position of director to represent the commercial helicopter operator segment. HAI is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for this year’s election to the HAI Board of Directors. Of the six candidates, two will be chosen for the position of director to represent the commercial helicopter operator segment for a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Mar-21

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

As part of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continuous improvement, the service has appointed Dr Adam Low and Dr Ryan O’Leary and reappointed Dr Malcolm Russell MBE as governance leads of the pre-hospital emergency medical service. Governance leads are selected every two years, and their responsibilities include the provision of clinical and management support… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 22-Feb-21

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Metro Aviation names Chief Inspector

Metro Aviation names Chief Inspector

Metro Aviation is congratulating Justin Painter on his new role as Chief Inspector of the Metro Aviation Repair Station.  Justin replaces Nick Bruton, a long-time Metro employee who retired in January after 35 years. Justin joined Metro Aviation in 2010 as a hangar mechanic.  As a mechanic in the Shreveport-based Repair Station and at Metro’s… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Feb-21

Spectrum Aeromed Announces New President

Spectrum Aeromed Announces New President

Spectrum Aeromed, a leading global designer and manufacturer of air ambulance equipment and medical interiors announced the promotion of Chad Kost to President of the company.  Kost has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the company in 2012, in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. “Chad has shown… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Feb-21

Heli-One Announces Appointment of New Head of Sales

Heli-One Announces Appointment of New Head of Sales

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced the appointment of Rob Cole to the position of head of sales. Cole will be based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and will work with the Sales and Business Development team to further grow Heli-One’s commercial opportunities worldwide. Cole has more than… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 01-Feb-21

Spectrum Aeromed Hires New QMS Compliance Manager

Spectrum Aeromed Hires New QMS Compliance Manager

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Melissa Loween has been hired to fill the role of Quality Management System Compliance Manager at the company’s headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Loween comes to Spectrum Aeromed with over two decades of experience as a Radiation Safety Officer and Branch Manager for a Non-Destructive Testing firm… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 20-Jan-21

Australia – CASA appoints acting CEO

Australia – CASA appoints acting CEO

The CASA Board has appointed experienced aviation executive Graeme Crawford to act as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety of CASA until the successor to Shane Carmody who retired on the 31 December 2020 is determined. Crawford who was appointed to the 2IC position of Group Executive Manager Aviation in May 2016… Read more »

Source: CASA, 15-Jan-21

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced Fernando Quental has been appointed to the role of Brazil Area Manager, effective today. In this role, he will be responsible for all facets of Bristow’s operations in Brazil. Quental has more than 20 years of leadership experience in various industries, and he comes to Bristow from SGS… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 13-Jan-21

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FAA appoints new members to Drone Advisory Committee

FAA appoints new members to Drone Advisory Committee

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members are executives who represent a variety of unmanned aircraft systems… Read more »

Source: FAA, 11-Jan-21

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Kazan Helicopter Plant appoints Managing Director

Kazan Helicopter Plant appoints Managing Director

[electronic translation] Aleksey Belykh was appointed the managing director of the enterprise by the decision of the board of directors of the Kazan Helicopter Plant. Yuri Pustovgarov, who headed Kazan Helicopters since February 2018, resigned by agreement of the parties and today holds the position of Advisor to the General Director of the Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Kazan Helicopter Plant, 08-Jan-21

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Kaman Appoints M. Samson Chief Marketing Officer

Kaman Appoints M. Samson Chief Marketing Officer

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced that Kristen M. Samson, has been named the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 18, 2021. Mrs. Samson joins Kaman from Textron Inc. where she served as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Textron Systems. Also, while at Textron, she served as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-Jan-21

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Air Methods EVP testifies to National Council of Insurance Legislators

Air Methods EVP testifies to National Council of Insurance Legislators

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Chris Myers, Air Methods EVP of Reimbursement and Strategic Initiatives, testified before NCOIL in support of the Model Act Regarding Air Ambulance Patient Protections, which seeks to regulate air medical memberships as insurance products. The following is the complete text of that testimony. Chair Hunter and Vice Chair Ferguson, thank… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 17-Dec-20

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New operational head at Swiss Helicopter

New operational head at Swiss Helicopter

After more than twenty years at the helm of our company, Willi Gredig is stepping down as operational boss. At the end of the year, he will hand over the cockpit to his successor Ralf Walser and retire to the strategic level as Chairman of the Board of Directors. A good time to look back… Read more »

Source: Swiss Helicopter AG, 10-Dec-20

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Coptersafety appoints Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

Coptersafety appoints Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

Coptersafety has today announced the appointment of Matthew Presnal as a new Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor. Matt has moved from his past role as a Regulatory Compliance and Engineering Services Manager and is already focusing on his new tasks. Matthew is a helicopter pilot and flight instructor with over 25 years of global aviation industry experience…. Read more »

Source: AMS Heli Design, 09-Dec-20

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Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods. Before making the move to Colorado,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Nov-20

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Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Jeff Edberg has been hired to fill the role of Vice President of Operations in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Edberg comes to Spectrum Aeromed with decades of experience both in and out of the cockpit. He graduated with a degree in… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 24-Nov-20

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New President named at Sikorsky

New President named at Sikorsky

According to Inside Defense, Lockheed Martin has appointed Paul Lemmo to the post of President at Sikorsky, effective from early 2021 when current incumbent Dan Schultz retires. Lemmo is currently Vice President and General Manager for the Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems division. According to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-20

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Argus International hires SVP of Operations and Business Development

Argus International hires SVP of Operations and Business Development

ARGUS International Inc., a division of SGS offering specialized aviation services and software, announced the hiring of Mike McCready as Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development. Mike brings 25 years of experience in aviation to his role at ARGUS. In 2019, he founded World Jet Group, a consulting firm for aviation industry executives…. Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 20-Nov-20

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H+S Aviation to Grow Relationships with CT7 and T700 Engine Operators

H+S Aviation to Grow Relationships with CT7 and T700 Engine Operators

H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Len Russo to serve as a global strategic account executive for the company’s T700 and CT7 engine product lines. Russo’s business development efforts include tailored maintenance solutions for T700 and CT7 engine operators and managing strategic partnerships and accounts… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 13-Nov-20

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Thora Capital appoints Managing Director

Thora Capital appoints Managing Director

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, hired Marc Schechter as Managing Director. Mr. Schechter brings over a decade of experience in the helicopter industry to Thora. “Our team at Thora is thrilled to welcome such an impressive talent to the organization,” said Adam Gerchen, Chairman of Thora. “Marc’s wealth… Read more »

Source: Thora Capital, 13-Nov-20

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Kopter appoints new CEO

Kopter appoints new CEO

Following a Board resolution of the Kopter Group AG, Marco Viola assumes the responsibility for the general management of the Company as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with immediate effect. Marco Viola brings to Kopter a long established career in aerospace, from a variety of positions at Leonardo Helicopters, in addition to his previous… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 13-Nov-20

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North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Naismith as its new Director of Income Generation and Engagement. Sarah joins after 17 years as Charity Director at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity (MFTC), where she helped grow a fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospital into an… Read more »

Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity, 06-Nov-20

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FreeFlight hires new Director of Sales

FreeFlight hires new Director of Sales

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader, specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, has hired LeMiracle Hendking as the newest member of their sales team. Ms. Hendking will lead the aftermarket sales team, focusing on support for FreeFlight Systems’ extensive dealer network and MRO partners around the world. As an established aviation professional, Ms. Hendking… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 06-Nov-20

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LCI appoints new CEO

LCI appoints new CEO

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has announced the promotion of Jaspal Jandu to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Former CEO, Michael Platt becomes Vice Chairman, and Praveen Vetrivel is appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with immediate effect. Jaspal Jandu, who became LCI’s Chief Financial Officer in 2014 having… Read more »

Source: LCI, 03-Nov-20

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FreeFlight Systems Hires New Director of Sales

FreeFlight Systems Hires New Director of Sales

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader, specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, has hired LeMiracle Hendking as the newest member of their sales team. Ms. Hendking will lead the aftermarket sales team, focusing on support for FreeFlight Systems’ extensive dealer network and MRO partners around the world. As an established aviation professional, Ms. Hendking… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 30-Oct-20

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NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Lars Skov as ‘Head of Commercial’, effective immediately. Lars Skov has extensive commercial experience, achieved in various executive and managerial positions in the sector over the last 25 years. His journey with NHV began in 2009 when he joined DanCopter A/S which was acquired by NHV along… Read more »

Source: NHV, 20-Oct-20

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OHI appoints Group CFO

OHI appoints Group CFO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Ivan Coyard as Group Chief Financial Officer.  The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. OHI owns and backs helicopter operators in the provision of mission critical services to the offshore sector.  The Company’s… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 13-Oct-20

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VIH Aerospace Appoints President and Chief Executive Officer

VIH Aerospace Appoints President and Chief Executive Officer

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services welcomes the appointment of Mr. Jeff Norie to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VIH Aerospace, effective 1 October 2020. Ken Norie, VIH Aviation Group President & CEO, stated. “Jeff has held many positions within… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 05-Oct-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has been shortlisted in the category ‘Charity Chief Executive’ in the Third Sector Awards 2020. It is the second time in the space of a few weeks that that Jane has been shortlisted for a national award, having been shortlisted for the recent Charity… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-20

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Bristow names new CFO

Bristow names new CFO

Jennifer Whalen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Bristow Group Inc. effective today. In this role, she is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, M&A, tax and other financial aspects of the Company. She was previously serving as the CFO in an interim role since June 2020. “Jennifer brings… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Sep-20

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Sébastien Jaulerry as Executive Vice-President, Support and Services, succeeding Olivier Le Merrer who is retiring. Sébastien Jaulerry started his career in 1994 at Labinal1 as Workshop Manager, then Method Manager. In 1998 he was promoted Production Manager of Boeing 767 Electrical Wiring, based in Pryor (USA), and in 2001 to… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 16-Sep-20

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Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset, the Canadian-based helicopter sales firm, has named two veteran Sales Directors to its company’s executive ranks. Sales Director Joe Viveiros started his aviation career in 1985 and has a Transport Canada and FAA ATPL in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He is typed in Sikorsky S76 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft, among other qualifications…. Read more »

Source: Aero Asset, 11-Sep-20

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Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Following a comprehensive recruitment process and worldwide search, Ornge is pleased to announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Sawadsky as Chief Medical Officer for Ornge. Dr Sawadsky has 20+ years of leadership within the provincial air ambulance program, including his role as Acting CMO since January, in addition to his role as a Transport Medicine… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 04-Sep-20

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Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that Cory VanBuskirk has joined Onboard as President. In addition, Jason Lemmon will be stepping down as President to transition to his new role as Senior Advisor in the coming weeks. He will also remain on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 04-Sep-20

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HAI hires VP of Operations

HAI hires VP of Operations

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Hertzendorf (US Army, Ret.) as vice president of operations. Hertzendorf will oversee HAI’s work for its members in flight operations, maintenance and technology, safety, and education. He will also work closely with HAI’s Government Affairs Department to ensure HAI members across the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Sep-20

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Kaman appoints new President & CEO

Kaman appoints new President & CEO

Kaman Corporation (the “Company”) announced the retirement of Neal J. Keating as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the appointment of Ian K. Walsh as the incoming CEO. This announcement represents the culmination of a multi-year initiative by the Board of Directors to support a smooth transition to new leadership while maintaining… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 24-Aug-20

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Van Nuys Airport Association Adds Helinet CEO to Board of Directors

Van Nuys Airport Association Adds Helinet CEO to Board of Directors

The Van Nuys Airport Association (VNAA), a non-profit tenant membership organization, has announced the appointment of its new board of directors, including Helinet CEO Kathryn Purwin. Committed to advancing aviation and economic growth, Purwin joins the 15-member leadership team that will oversee strategic development efforts and community partnerships at one of the world’s busiest general… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 24-Aug-20

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MINT Turbines Names Regional Sales Manager

MINT Turbines Names Regional Sales Manager

MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group of companies, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jason Chambers as their newest Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern United States. Jason has 30-years of aviation experience including most recently as Customer Program Manager of a large… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 20-Jul-20

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OHI appoints Group COO

OHI appoints Group COO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Duncan Moore as Group Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. OHI owns and backs helicopter operators in the provision of mission critical services to the offshore sector. The Company’s… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 16-Jul-20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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