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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

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

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

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 »

18-Jul-19

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

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

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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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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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors. The next Board meeting will be held during the world’s largest vertical flight conference — its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display — May 13–16, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: http://www.vtol.org/forum. The following members were elected to… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-May-19

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P&WC announces new President

P&WC announces new President

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the appointment of Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1 and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc. Della Posta succeeds John Saabas as president, Pratt & Whitney Canada, who has announced his retirement. “Pratt & Whitney Canada has a leadership position in all of its markets, with… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 14-May-19

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Coptersafety appointed new CEO

Coptersafety appointed new CEO

Coptersafety has announced the appointment of Erkka Suvikumpu as Chief Executive Officer. He comes from the position as CEO and Co-owner of Safera Oy, a pioneer in smart home sensor and fire prevention solutions. Suvikumpu will take up his new position on 13th May. “Erkka has a broad understanding of the aviation industry and a… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 06-May-19

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CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group today announced that Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares, Regional Director for Latin America (LAM), has chosen to retire from his position. As a result, Carlos Madaleno, current Sales Director for LAM, will assume the role of regional director on May 1, 2019. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 02-May-19

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GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

Global Value Investment Corp. (GVIC), a value-oriented investment research and advisory firm located in Mequon, Wisconsin, today nominated four highly qualified, independent candidates for election to the board of directors of Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRS). GVIC’s nominees are Sten Gustafson, Jonathan Meretsky, Anthony Gray, and Jeffrey Geygan. Read: Open Letter to Bristow Shareholders Mr…. Read more »

Source: GVIC, 29-Apr-19

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Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Jeremy Akel as Group Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. Rui Almeida, Executive Chairman and co-founder of both OHI and Omni Taxi Aéreo [“Omni Brazil”], said “We are very… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 26-Apr-19

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New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has promoted Ricardo Dowdy II as the new Director of Maintenance. In his new role, Dowdy will directly supervise employees in the maintenance, compliance and logistics departments. “Ricardo’s work ethic, maintenance knowledge and leadership skills made this decision to promote him an easy one,”… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 05-Apr-19

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Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

East/West Industries, a leading provider of critical lifesaving equipment for the aerospace and defense industry, announced the promotion of Mike Vetter to Senior Director of Product Development. In this newly developed role, Vetter leads the product development and engineering groups, working closely with the sales team to manage and expand East/West’s continued growth.“Mike is an… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 20-Mar-19

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Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

After having taken large market shares in Sweden and sold helicopters in all the corners of the world over the last two decades, Savback Helicopters AB is now entering into a new expansive phase. In connection with this, the company’s Operations Manager, Reja Savbäck, is now taking the position of company CEO. The founder, Michael… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 19-Mar-19

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NHV Group appoints new CEO

NHV Group appoints new CEO

The NHV Group announced that Mr Steffen Bay has been named Chief Executive Officer. Steffen Bay previously served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Mr Eric Van Hal. “Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20 years career… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 18-Mar-19

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Bristow appoints CEO and CFO

Bristow appoints CEO and CFO

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) announced that L. Don Miller has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed him as a member of the Board of Directors, which took effect at the close of business on February 28, 2019. Miller previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bristow Group… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Mar-19

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L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) (“L3”) announced that it has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on various proposals necessary to close the previously announced proposed merger with Harris Corporation (“Harris”) and certain other matters. The special meeting will be held on April 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, at the offices of Simpson… Read more »

Source: L3 Technologies, 27-Feb-19

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IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced today that industry veteran Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as the new Operations Manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Programme. Bennet Walsh, Programme Director of IS-BAO, commented, “Katherine’s credentials as a professional pilot, a safety management expert, instructor, aviation lawyer, and experienced IS-BAO… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 21-Feb-19

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EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

The European Aeromedical Institute is delighted to announce that Claudia Schmiedhuber has accepted the position as Managing Director at EURAMI e.V. as well as the position of CEO at EURAMI Global GmbH. Claudia has extensive background in the aeromedical and assistance industry and has successfully managed EURAMI as Interim Managing Director since September 2018. Claudia… Read more »

Source: EURAMI, 08-Feb-19

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IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced that industry veteran Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as the new Operations Manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Programme. Bennet Walsh, Programme Director of IS-BAO, commented, “Katherine’s credentials as a professional pilot, a safety management expert, instructor, aviation lawyer, and experienced IS-BAO auditor… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 08-Feb-19

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management changes are effective… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

Babcock International (Babcock) has appointed Simon Meakins as Director of its UK Offshore business, which provides crew change and search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry. Simon, who trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF, has been with the business since 2011 and moves into the role of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 06-Feb-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Dan Reida, V.P. of Sales, Marketing, and Support for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Tal Golan has been appointed to the newly created position of Rotorcraft Business Development Manager. Tal joins UA with an extensive aviation and business development background and 20 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry as a pilot of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 31-Jan-19

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Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation is pleased to welcome Stewart Corbin to the team as he steps into a new role as Customer Communication Center Training Manager.  Within the same vein of Metro’s Transport Business Services and Customer Revenue Cycle Support, Stewart will provide yet another value-added service to Metro’s operations customers. “Stewart will provide industry-leading training at our customers’ communication… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 30-Jan-19

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NHV expands executive team

NHV expands executive team

NHV, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Steffen Bay and Mr Bart Remmerie as members of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience, both of them bring valuable leadership to NHV as the company plans for further international expansion. Mr Steffen Bay joins the NHV Group in the… Read more »

Source: NHV, 18-Jan-19

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

HeliOffshore has appointed its operations director François Lassale to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). The change in management structure takes account of the rapid growth of the safety-focused association’s global membership and activities in the four years since it was formed in October 2014. In his new role, Mr Lassale will be… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 17-Jan-19

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Lobo Leasing appoints Chief Technical Officer

Lobo Leasing appoints Chief Technical Officer

Lobo Leasing, a leading global commercial helicopter leasing company, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Alistair Henderson, has joined Lobo as Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer. Henderson, who brings a wealth of technical, operations and management expertise will be based in Lobo’s Dublin headquarters. In a rotary-wing career spanning 36 years, Henderson has… Read more »

Source: Lobo Leasing, 14-Jan-19

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Airbus Helicopters Japan appoints COO/President

Airbus Helicopters Japan appoints COO/President

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. announced that Guiyum Rupulus assumed office as Chief Operating Officer and President of the company on January 1, 2019. Luprance will concurrently serve as Sales Director and will direct the activities of Sales Division and Marketing Division. Olivier Tillier, the former president and CEO, took over as head of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Jan-19

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FAA appoints Associate Administrator for Airports

FAA appoints Associate Administrator for Airports

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Dan Elwell today named D. Kirk Shaffer as the FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, effective December 17. In this position, Shaffer will oversee the annual Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Since 2017 through the AIP program, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced nearly $7 billion in investments in the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Dec-18

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Asian Sky Group appoints Rotary Program Sales Manager

Asian Sky Group appoints Rotary Program Sales Manager

Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has appointed Matthieu Guisolphe as Rotary Program Sales Manager, covering the Southeast Asia market. “Over the past year, ASG’s rotary division has grown immensely,” says ASG Managing Director, Jeffrey Lowe. “As such, we wanted someone who understands the market and can leverage their experience to… Read more »

Source: Asian Sky Group, 11-Dec-18

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CPI Aero CEO appointed to AIA board

CPI Aero CEO appointed to AIA board

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas McCrosson has been appointed to the Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) Board of Governors for 2019. AIA, the voice of American aerospace and defense, advocates for the U.S. defense industry on Capitol Hill, within the administration and internationally. Mr. McCrosson… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 11-Dec-18

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Aspen Avionics Names Vice President of Operations

Aspen Avionics Names Vice President of Operations

Aspen Avionics announced that Sam Wallace has been promoted to vice president of operations for the company. He replaces Mike Churchill who retired in November 2018. Sam will be responsible for the company’s manufacturing, quality, export control, shipping and supply chain functions. He will report to Aspen’s president and CEO, John Uczekaj. “We are pleased… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 07-Dec-18

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Donaldson appoints Account Executive for Rotorcraft

Donaldson appoints Account Executive for Rotorcraft

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announces the hiring of Vince Testa as Senior Account Executive for Rotorcraft. Testa will be responsible for growing domestic and international rotorcraft OEM sales for Donaldson Aerospace & Defense.“Vince brings a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Lars Hesbjerg, Sales Director, Aerospace &… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 07-Dec-18

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NATA Welcomes New VP

NATA Welcomes New VP

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Ryan Waguespack has joined the Association as Vice President, effective December 1, 2018. Ryan will focus on membership and serving the needs of the charter, MRO and aircraft management sectors. A long-time supporter of the aviation business community and NATA, Ryan Waguespack recently served… Read more »

Source: NATA, 05-Dec-18

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CAAT appoints new chairman

CAAT appoints new chairman

Michael Henriques, the former deputy chairman of Cheltenham Racecourse for 22 years and Jockey Club member, who lives near Cirencester, has been appointed Chairman of The County Air Ambulance Trust and the HELP Appeal. Michael has been a trustee of the charity for the last eight years. The County Air Ambulance Trust is the only… Read more »

Source: CAAT, 30-Nov-18

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Era Group appoints SVP, General Counsel and Chief Admin Officer

Era Group appoints SVP, General Counsel and Chief Admin Officer

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that Crystal Gordon has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Gordon has an extensive background in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation, most recently as… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 21-Nov-18

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Flight Safety Foundation announces new CEO

Flight Safety Foundation announces new CEO

Flight Safety Foundation announced today that Dr. Hassan Shahidi, a long-time senior executive at the influential MITRE Corporation and a leader in aviation safety and air traffic management, will become its new president and CEO in January 2019. Shahidi will succeed Jon L. Beatty, who has led the Foundation for the past four years. The… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 21-Nov-18

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CPI Aero names ex Bell CEO as their new Chairman

CPI Aero names ex Bell CEO as their new Chairman

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU)  announced that the Board of Directors unanimously elected Terry Stinson Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, and Eric Rosenfeld Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Stinson succeeds Mr. Rosenfeld, who has served as the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman since 2005 and remains a member of the board of directors and Chairman of… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 21-Nov-18

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HAI names Director of Safety

HAI names Director of Safety

HAI is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Hill as director of safety. In this position, Chris is responsible for managing the association’s existing aviation safety programs and for developing new safety initiatives to benefit HAI’s membership and the international helicopter community. “We are grateful to find someone of Chris’s caliber to fill our… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Nov-18

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Senior Executive VP

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Senior Executive VP

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Eric Dalbiès as Senior Executive Vice President and Safran Power Units CEO. At Safran Power Units, Eric succeeds François Tarel, who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Eric Dalbiès joined Snecma1 in 1992, within space propulsion division in Vernon. Within Snecma, he fulfilled various positions in engineering and programs… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 16-Nov-18

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APSA seeks nominees for Board of Directors

APSA seeks nominees for Board of Directors

Be a part of APSA’s Board of Directors. The nomination period for APSA elected offices for the term of July 2019 through July 2021 will be open through December 15, 2018. NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE: Name of nominee. Position for which the person is being nominated. Person making the nomination. Both the person being nominated and the person… Read more »

Source: APSA, 09-Nov-18

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DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

[electronic translation] Filderstadt. Dr. hc Rudolf Böhmler was re-elected a few days ago as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG for a further five years. Other members are René Closter, President of the Luxembourg Air Rescue and the graduate in business administration and business psychologist Annette Sohns. Böhmler was a member of the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Oct-18

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Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter North America (NA) announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist. Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts stated: “We are tremendously pleased to add to the team a person with so much history, knowledge and… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 23-Oct-18

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Step Change in Safety makes two new appointments

Step Change in Safety makes two new appointments

Step Change in Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director at Spirit Energy, and Rob Dyas, Director of Babcock’s UK offshore aviation business, to its Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is responsible for planning and monitoring the activities of Step Change in Safety, the not-for-profit body which works to raise… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 01-Oct-18

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PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

PhilJets Group has appointed a new CEO in the person of Ms. Willyn Villarica. Thierry Tea, founder of the company, steps down from the CEO position and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. Established in 2013, PhilJets has experienced rapid growth for the last 5 years under the management of Thierry Tea, growing… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 14-Sep-18

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Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Coptersafety has announced two new appointments. Juha Ahtola has been named Head of Quality and Safety and Mikko Kallio Head of Training and Development. The new appointments are effective immediately. Both Ahtola and Kallio will report to Mikko Dahlman, CEO, Coptersafety. ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF HELICOPTER OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE In his new position as Head of… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-Sep-18

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Frédéric Henrion started his career in 1987 with Hoechst as HR assistant. In 1988, he joined Lyonnaise des eaux (today part of the Suez group) as an HR representative. Within the company he fulfilled roles such as HR Manager (1991) and Careers Director (1995), before moving to United Water’s North American subsidiary as HR Director… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 12-Sep-18

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Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 18-Jul-18

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IAI names new CEO

IAI names new CEO

The board of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), chaired by Harel Locker, approved this evening unanimously the recommendation of IAI’s search committee and has named Major-General (Res.) Nimrod Sheffer, IAI’s Executive VP of Strategy and R&D, as IAI’s new CEO. Sheffer will replace Mr. Joseph Weiss, who is stepping down after reaching the statutory retirement age…. Read more »

Source: Israel Aerospace Industries, 04-Jul-18

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Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), announced this week that Chad St. Francis has joined ASU as the new director of business development for military programs. After he served the United States Army for 22 years, Chief Warrant Officer 4 St. Francis, master Army aviator,  retired from active duty in 2008. He served in several duty assignments… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Jul-18

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Guardian Flight Names New Safety Director

Guardian Flight Names New Safety Director

Guardian Flight Inc. appointed Steve Kelly Director of Safety for the leading air medical transport company. As a member of the Executive Management Team, Kelly reports to Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight President and President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which is Guardian Flight’s parent company.   Kelly is based in the company’s… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 29-Jun-18

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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