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2014 AHS Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship awarded

2014 AHS Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship awarded

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Dr. Dewey H. Hodges, Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected for the 2014 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. He was cited for his “seminal contributions to analysis methodology of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics of rotors, and his development of textbooks and courses in these areas.” The… Read more »

Source: AHS, 13-Nov-13

GAMA Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014

GAMA Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014

The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Flight Operations Policy Committee. Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propeller, has been selected as GAMA’s Vice… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 13-Nov-13

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Asia Pacific Aerospace appoints Sales and Marketing Manager

Asia Pacific Aerospace appoints Sales and Marketing Manager

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) Pty Ltd, a Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMROC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chow Hoon Keong to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager, APA(S). As Sales & Marketing Manager, Chow H.K. is responsible for sales and support to rotary and fixed wing… Read more »

Source: Asia Pacific Aerospace, 12-Nov-13

Navy combat helicopter pilot takes command of Naval Air Station

Navy combat helicopter pilot takes command of Naval Air Station

When he takes over as the new skipper of the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, Capt. Scott Gootee will become only the second career helicopter pilot to command the 5,000-acre installation since its commissioning more than 55 years ago.  See full story

Source: Times-Picayune, 12-Nov-13

Aspen Avionics Elects New Chairman of the Board

Aspen Avionics Elects New Chairman of the Board

Aspen Avionics announced today the election of Dr. John B. “Jack” Mowell as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Mowell, a Tallahassee, Florida resident, is a diversified business executive in the fields of aviation, the life sciences and oil and gas. He became an investor in and joined the Aspen board of directors on October 11,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 08-Nov-13

Kaman appoints new Vice President and Treasurer

Kaman appoints new Vice President and Treasurer

-Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Jairaj ‘JC’ Chetnani has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Treasurer, reporting to Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Chetnani succeeds Starr in the Treasurer position and joins Kaman from Quanex Building Products, a $1 billion building products manufacturer with multiple independently-run operating… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 07-Nov-13

FlightSafety promotes new VP Operations from within

FlightSafety promotes new VP Operations from within

FlightSafety International announces that Daniel MacLellan has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. He will assume responsibility for operations at FlightSafety’s worldwide network of Learning Centers from Greg McGowan, Senior Vice President, Operations, when he retires at the end of 2013. “We congratulate Dan on his well-deserved promotion,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “FlightSafety’s… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 05-Nov-13

New CEO named at Universal Avionics

New CEO named at Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics announced today that Mr. Paul DeHerrera has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the company. Mr. DeHerrera has transitioned into this new role as Mr. Joachim L. (Ted) Naimer remains as President and Chairman of the Board. “In his role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Paul has closely managed… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Nov-13

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UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Tim Johnson as its new Head of Policy. He will lead a new team formed by drawing together existing functions in the CAA, to strengthen policy development, improve co-ordination (particularly in Europe and internationally), and facilitate better sharing of skills across the organisation. Iain Osborne, Group Director… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Oct-13

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Waypoint Leasing appoints Managing Director of Capital Markets & Treasury

Waypoint Leasing appoints Managing Director of Capital Markets & Treasury

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Oliver Althoff, former Director of Transportation Lending at CIT Group, will join Waypoint as Managing Director of Capital Markets & Treasury, effective November 11, 2013. Mr. Althoff will be responsible for leading the development and execution of Waypoint’s debt financing strategy… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 29-Oct-13

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HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

Lt. Col. Nicholas A. Morris relinquished command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 to Lt. Col. Wade J. Dunford during a change of command ceremony at the HMH-461 flight line, Oct. 18. Morris’ first duty station was Marine Corps Air Station New River in 1997, where he served as a pilot for Marine Heavy… Read more »

Source: USMC, 29-Oct-13

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Air Methods appoints Executive Vice President, Business Development

Air Methods appoints Executive Vice President, Business Development

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that David Doerr joined the Company in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Business Development. In this new role, Mr. Doerr will be working closely with members of senior management to identify avenues for growth and implement strategic initiatives for… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Oct-13

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Aviall appoints new SVP of Business Development

Aviall appoints new SVP of Business Development

Terry Scott, a veteran of 41 years in the aviation industry, including 10 years at Aviall, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of Business Development at Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Eric Strafel’s responsibilities have been expanded as senior vice president of Operations and Government Programs. Promotions… Read more »

Source: Aviall, 23-Oct-13

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President of Bell Canada elected Chair of the Board at AIAC

President of Bell Canada elected Chair of the Board at AIAC

Barry Kohler, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, has been elected Chair of the Board of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada for 2013-2014. Mr. Kohler succeeds Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Bombardier Aerospace, who occupied the role over the course of the past year. “This… Read more »

Source: AIAC, 18-Oct-13

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Uniflight appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

Uniflight appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

Hawke Aerospace Holdings (“HAH”), a growing platform of complementary rotary-wing aviation services companies, announced today that Ms. Renee Wilson joined its Uniflight, LLC (“Uniflight” or the “Company”) subsidiary as Director of Sales and Marketing. Wilson joins Uniflight after 22 years of distinguished service with Composite Technology, Inc. (“CTI”), a leading rotor-blade repair, maintenance, and overhaul (“MRO”) business… Read more »

Source: Uniflight, 17-Oct-13

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FlightSafety names new VP of FlightSafety Services Corporation

FlightSafety names new VP of FlightSafety Services Corporation

FlightSafety International announces that Ron Ladnier has been promoted to Vice President, FlightSafety Services Corporation. He replaces Mike Sangster who will be retiring from his full time position at the end of 2013. Mike will continue to serve as a consultant. “We are pleased to promote Ron to Vice President, FlightSafety Services Corporation,” said Bruce… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Oct-13

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New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

A life saving charity has appointed a new Director of Fundraising following its recent development in operations. The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has welcomed Melanie Nightingale to the role now that fundraising targets have increased following the Charity’s recent development in to night flying. On appointment Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said: “Now… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

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New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

A highly respected member of the NHS has joined a life saving charity to shape the development of the organisation now it has embarked on a new chapter in its history. Lorna Garner joins the East Anglian Air Ambulance as Director of Corporate Services shortly after it began completing missions at night, becoming the first… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

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Erickson Air-Crane appoint VP of Global Human Resources

Erickson Air-Crane appoint VP of Global Human Resources

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that Glenn Splieth has been named Vice President of Global Human Resources, effective October 14,… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 15-Oct-13

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Bell adds two to North American Sales Team

Bell adds two to North American Sales Team

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the addition of Owen Coulman and Darin Howell, two new regional commercial sales managers in North America. They will be responsible for sales activities and building relationships with current customers in each of their respective regions. “We are very excited to have Owen and Darin… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-13

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Cobham appoints Executive VP of Communications

Cobham appoints Executive VP of Communications

Cobham has appointed Victoria Pender to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP), Communications, with effect from 30 September 2013. Victoria brings to Cobham more than 20 years of business experience and a strong background in leadership and change management, providing strategic counsel to companies operating in sensitive, regulated environments. Operating from the Group’s Wimborne,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Oct-13

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Greenwich AeroGroup names new VP of Government Business Development

Greenwich AeroGroup names new VP of Government Business Development

Greenwich AeroGroup has hired Jim Meier as its new Vice President of Government Business Development. In his new role, Jim will lead the government market and business development strategies for Greenwich AeroGroup. Meier has held various roles during his 33 years in the industry including positions in operations, marketing, business development, contracts, program management and… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 14-Oct-13

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BLR Aerospace appoints Business Aviation Segment Champion

BLR Aerospace appoints Business Aviation Segment Champion

Colleen M. Back has accepted the assignment of Business Aviation Market Segment Champion for BLR Aerospace. Responsible for BLR’s global network of authorized dealers, Back will focus on the future structure and policies needed to ensure continued growth. Back launched her sales and marketing career at the Proctor & Gamble Company. Her interest in aviation… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 10-Oct-13

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Gulf Coast Avionics announces new Sales VP

Gulf Coast Avionics announces new Sales VP

Rick Garcia, President of Gulf Coast Avionics Corporation, has announced the appointment of John Gauch as Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. In making the announcement, Garcia said, “We are excited to add John Gauch to our management team. He is an experienced aviation professional with a proven track record in a variety of managerial… Read more »

Source: Gulf Coast Avionics, 08-Oct-13

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Avinco appoints new VP Helicopters

Avinco appoints new VP Helicopters

Effective October 1st, Aubrey Point replaced Peter Dahm as Vice President Helicopters at AVINCO. Peter Dahm has been winding down his work with AVINCO to conclude his career with a consultancy activity. He will continue to support AVINCO’s Helicopter team with a project based advisory role. Aubrey Point, who has been with AVINCO since 2006,… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 06-Oct-13

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Aviation Search Group announces Sales Manager promotion

Aviation Search Group announces Sales Manager promotion

Aviation Search Group, an executive style, direct-placement search firm dedicated to the aviation and aerospace industries, announced the promotion of Jason Zelenak to Sales Manager.  In his new role, Zelenak will be responsible for continuing customer support and identifying new business opportunities. Zelenak has a degree in Secondary Education and Social Science from the University of… Read more »

Source: Aviation Search Group, 06-Oct-13

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American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

American Eurocopter has named Samuel Adcock to the position of Vice President – General Manager of the company’s helicopter production plant in Columbus, Miss. Adcock will assume his new role October 7. He will oversee all operations at the Mississippi plant, will be a member of the American Eurocopter Executive Committee and report directly to President and… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 04-Oct-13

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Bristow Group names new VP and Chief Safety Officer

Bristow Group names new VP and Chief Safety Officer

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has appointed Steve Predmore Vice President and Chief Safety Officer responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to Bristow’s global operations related to safety, safety auditing, health and environmental matters. Bristow President and CEO Bill… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 01-Oct-13

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Russian Helicopters names Alexander Mikheev as CEO

Russian Helicopters names Alexander Mikheev as CEO

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, announces that the Board of Directors today appointed Alexander Mikheev as CEO of the Company. Alexander Mikheev previously served as Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport. Russian Helicopters’ outgoing CEO Dmitry Petrov will continue to work within Rostec. “Russian Helicopters’ new leadership team has been tasked with strengthening… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Sep-13

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Milestone Aviation Group adds industry veteran to Advisory Board

Milestone Aviation Group adds industry veteran to Advisory Board

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that Peter Bull, the highly-regarded industry veteran and risk and asset management expert, has joined the Group’s Advisory Board. Richard Santulli, Milestone’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted that Peter has joined our Advisory Board. Asset and risk management are the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 24-Sep-13

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Waypoint Leasing makes six appointments

Waypoint Leasing makes six appointments

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the appointment of six individuals to its management team who bring key expertise to support Waypoint’s ongoing growth, including: Robert Van de Vuurst, General Counsel; Peter Dahm, Strategic Accounts Executive; Dave Gorsky, Vice President of Operations and Technical; Ken Dowling, Vice President… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 23-Sep-13

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CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

Experienced industry executive Mark Kelly has been appointed Vice President – Marketing at Lease Corporation International (LCI). With a particular focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, he brings his combined years as a senior executive in the sector as well as his extensive helicopter piloting experience to both LCI and its leasing customers. Joining… Read more »

Source: LCI, 19-Sep-13

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StandardAero appoint new CEO

StandardAero appoint new CEO

StandardAero announced that Russell Ford has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Ford joins StandardAero from Precision Castparts Corporation, where he recently served as President of Carlton Forge Works and Dickson Test Group of the Forged Products Division. Ford begins his new role on October 15. “Russell brings nearly 30 years… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 19-Sep-13

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UTC Aerospace Systems names new President of Aircraft Systems division

UTC Aerospace Systems names new President of Aircraft Systems division

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced today that David Gitlin has been named President of the Aircraft Systems business segment of UTC Aerospace Systems, effective immediately and reporting to Alain Bellemare, President & CEO, UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems. Gitlin succeeds Curtis Reusser who is leaving to pursue his career outside of UTC. [HeliHub.com editor note – see Esterline names new… Read more »

Source: UTC, 13-Sep-13

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Esterline names new President/CEO

Esterline names new President/CEO

Esterline Corporation, a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, today announced that Curtis Reusser, President of United Technologies’ multi-billion dollar Aircraft Systems business, will succeed Brad Lawrence as Esterline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and be elected to its Board of Directors effective October 28, 2013. Lawrence will continue as Esterline’s Executive… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 13-Sep-13

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HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

Today, HealthONE, the parent company of AIRLIFE Denver, a critical care transport service covering the Rocky Mountain Region, announced that Hollie Seeley will begin as Assistant Vice President (AVP) on September 23. As AVP of AIRLIFE Denver, Seeley will provide leadership and operational management to the AIRLIFE Denver medical transport system, which includes multiple bases,… Read more »

Source: HealthONE, 11-Sep-13

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Erickson Air-Crane appoints new CFO

Erickson Air-Crane appoints new CFO

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC)(“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that Eric K. Struik has agreed to join the Company’s leadership team as its new Chief… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 10-Sep-13

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Rebtech appoints Completions Manager

Rebtech appoints Completions Manager

Night vision leader REBTECH has announced that Curtis Arnold has joined the company as the Completions Manager and will be based in Bedford, Texas.  Arnold’s primary responsibility will be to manage the project completions in addition to providing technical support and expertise for the company’s innovative night vision and lighting programs.In addition to holding an… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 08-Sep-13

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UTC names new Pratt & Whitney President

UTC names new Pratt & Whitney President

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced today that Paul R. Adams, currently chief operating officer of Pratt & Whitney, will succeed David P. Hess as president of Pratt & Whitney on Jan. 1, 2014, when Hess retires. Adams will report to UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems President & Chief Executive Officer Alain M. Bellemare. “I am pleased to announce these important leadership… Read more »

Source: UTC, 04-Sep-13

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Helivia Aero Taxi names new Chief Pilot

Helivia Aero Taxi names new Chief Pilot

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Wilson da Silva Rocha as its new Chief Pilot. Over the past nine years, Wilson worked in the offshore aviation industry as a type rating instructor for the S76 at Líder Taxi Aereo supporting their operation in Vitoria. Prior to that, he… Read more »

Source: Helivia Aero Taxi, 03-Sep-13

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American Eurocopter appoints VP/CFO

American Eurocopter appoints VP/CFO

American Eurocopter, the leading U.S. provider of commercial helicopters, has named Fernando Lombo as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His first day with the company was September 3. “We are extremely pleased to have Fernando join the American Eurocopter team,” said American Eurocopter President and Chief Executive Marc Paganini. “Fernando’s experience with Airbus and EADS make him… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 03-Sep-13

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Bell announces three new members to Executive Leadership Team

Bell announces three new members to Executive Leadership Team

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today new additions to its Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Effective immediately, Gunnar Kleveland will assume the role of senior vice president, Integrated Operations, Dr. Cathy Ferrie will serve as senior vice president, Engineering and Matt Hasik will take on the position of senior vice president, Commercial… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-13

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US scrutinizes MD Helicopters hiring of ex-Army officer

US scrutinizes MD Helicopters hiring of ex-Army officer

Lynn Tilton has confirmed an inquiry about the hiring of Col. Norbert E. Vergez.  See full story

Source: NY TImes, 03-Sep-13

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Aspen Avionics appoints Director of Marketing Operations

Aspen Avionics appoints Director of Marketing Operations

Aspen Avionics, Inc. announced that Perri Coyne has joined Aspen Avionics as the Director of Marketing Operations. With in-depth experience in the aviation industry, Coyne will direct Aspen’s marketing communications programs as well as partner with Aspen’s sales team to integrate global sales and marketing initiatives.  Coyne will report to Brad Hayden, Vice President of Marketing. Coyne comes to Aspen Avionics from Beechcraft Corporation… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 28-Aug-13

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Erickson Air-Crane appoints VP of Safety, Security and Compliance

Erickson Air-Crane appoints VP of Safety, Security and Compliance

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ: EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Michael D. New as the Company’s Vice President of… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 25-Aug-13

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ASU hires new President

ASU hires new President

As part of Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s, (ASU) global expansion and strategic growth plans for the future, ASU has hired former L-3 Warrior Systems Vice President of International Business Development Jim Winkel as its new President. Winkel, an industry veteran worked with L-3 for the last five years and helped spearhead ASU’s global distribution deal with… Read more »

Source: ASU, 19-Aug-13

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Donaldson appoints Global Director of Sales

Donaldson appoints Global Director of Sales

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has named veteran executive Mark Brandenhoff to lead the company’s integrated sales team in the newly created position of Global Director of Sales. A 13-year veteran of Donaldson Company, Brandenhoff will further unify the sales efforts of recently acquired business units with those… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 19-Aug-13

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New President/CEO of Aviall

New President/CEO of Aviall

Edward P. Dolanski has been named president and CEO of Aviall, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Dolanski joined Aviall in 2007 as senior vice president of operations and was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in January 2010. As executive vice president and COO, Dolanski was responsible for… Read more »

Source: Aviall, 13-Aug-13

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New CEO at Rockwell Collins

New CEO at Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins announced today that its board of directors elected company President Kelly Ortberg, 53, to the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and to the Board’s Executive Committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who retired as CEO after nearly 34 years with the… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 02-Aug-13

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Dallas Avionics appoints Sales Rep for Northeast US and Canada

Dallas Avionics appoints Sales Rep for Northeast US and Canada

Dallas Avionics announced today the company hired Tonya Salatino as the Northeast United States and Canada Outside Sales Representative. In Salatino’s new role with the company she will be responsible for sales and support for 15 states in the Northeast part of the U.S. and Canada. Salatino is a graduate from Penn State University with… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 01-Aug-13

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Helicopter Pilot becomes RAF Chief of Staff

Helicopter Pilot becomes RAF Chief of Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF a former Wessex and Chinook pilot has taken over as Chief of the Air Staff – the most senior RAF Officer and first helicopter pilot ever to be professional head of the Royal Air Force. He has taken command of the RAF from Air Chief… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 01-Aug-13

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Bell appoints new Director of Sales and Customer Service

Bell appoints new Director of Sales and Customer Service

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that Jason Johnson has joined Bell Helicopter as director, Sales and Customer Support. In this role, Johnson is responsible for the Bell Helicopter Customer Support and Services (CSS) Sales and Customer Support activities worldwide. “We are very pleased to have Jason join our team,” said Eric… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Jul-13

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Spectrum Aeromed hires New Project Coordinator, and promotes three

Spectrum Aeromed hires New Project Coordinator, and promotes three

Spectrum Aeromed announces a new hire as Project Coordinator and three employee promotions. Rammie Olson joins the company in a newly created position as project coordinator. In this new role, Olson will guide projects from the initial sale to delivery and will serve as the primary liaison to customers. She will coordinate the activities of… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 30-Jul-13

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Erickson Air-Crane appoints new VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Erickson Air-Crane appoints new VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers and the vertically integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful, heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that Santiago Crespo, a highly experienced and accomplished executive, has agreed to join… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 29-Jul-13

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SkyTrac Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

SkyTrac Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that Brian O’Flynn has joined SkyTrac’s executive team as Vice President of Sales. Reporting to the President, Brian will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams, expanding SkyTrac’s customer base, and growing corporate revenue to new levels. Brian joins SkyTrac with 25 years of aviation and business… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 24-Jul-13

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London’s Air Ambulance appoints Development Director

London’s Air Ambulance appoints Development Director

We are delighted to announce that Mark Davies has been appointed as Director of Development at London’s Air Ambulance charity. Mark has a long and successful fundraising career, within the medical, health and education sectors, most recently as Assistant Director of Centre of the Cell and prior to this as Trust and Foundations Manager at Queen Mary,… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 22-Jul-13

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Russian Helicopters names new Chairman of the Board of Directors

Russian Helicopters names new Chairman of the Board of Directors

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that on 17 July the Board of Directors elected as its Chairman Vladimir Artyakov, Deputy CEO of Rostec. “Today Russian Helicopters is a leading helicopter producer on the global marketplace, and number one by sales… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Jul-13

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics appoints Operations Manager

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics appoints Operations Manager

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has appointed Paul Ryan to the position of Operations Manager. Ryan will manage the company’s manufacturing operations and repair lab. He will focus on providing consistently high quality and on-time deliveries of new products and quick turnarounds for Mid-Continent’s extensive overhaul/exchange services. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with a… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent, 16-Jul-13

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Eurocopter names new President and CEO of Eurocopter China

Eurocopter names new President and CEO of Eurocopter China

Norbert Ducrot has been appointed the President and CEO of Eurocopter China, positioning this experienced Asian region executive to lead Eurocopter’s Chinese affiliate. Ducrot’s new role is in addition to continuing his responsibilities as the Eurocopter Senior Vice President – North Asia (China, Korea, Japan). China is a key market for Eurocopter. The company holds… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Jul-13

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Vector appoints Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada

Vector appoints Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace – Helicopter Services North America (HSNA) has named Greg Mant as Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada.  “We are very excited about Greg joining our team,” says Chris McDowell,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Jul-13

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Lockheed Martin names Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Lockheed Martin names Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE:   LMT] appointed Paul Lemmo, 47, senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Business Development and a corporate officer, succeeding Patrick M. Dewar, newly named executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International. Lemmo will be responsible for global strategies and new business capture, and will lead the Lockheed Martin business development organization with… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 02-Jul-13

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Turbomeca appoints VP of Continuous Improvement

Turbomeca appoints VP of Continuous Improvement

Chantal Grésillion (55) ENSMA graduate, began his career at Dassault Aviation Office of Computational Structural Mechanics in 1982. She joined the Research Department of Turbomeca in 1986 as an engineer in mechanical analysis until 1990. She then became head of technical brand until 2000. It is the responsibility of the expert service from 2000 to 2003 and was appointed… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 01-Jul-13

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Eurocopter appoints Head of Support & Services

Eurocopter appoints Head of Support & Services

Currently Head of Strategy & Company Development, Matthieu Louvot has been appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter. He will be reporting directly to Dominique Maudet, Head of Global Business & Services. After having begun his career as an inspector at the General Inspectorate of Finance in the French finance ministry, Matthieu Louvot, 38,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Jul-13

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SkyTrac Welcomes New VP of Finance & Administration

SkyTrac Welcomes New VP of Finance & Administration

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that Jon Henderson has joined the SkyTrac team as Vice President of Finance & Administration. Jon will be working closely with President & CEO Malachi Nordine and SkyTrac’s Board of Directors to help drive the company’s success. Jon is a Chartered Accountant, originally from South Africa, who has invaluable… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 28-Jun-13

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New President/CEO at Eurocopter Canada

New President/CEO at Eurocopter Canada

The Eurocopter Canada Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Romain Trapp as the new Eurocopter Canada President & CEO. Romain joins Eurocopter Canada, headquartered in Fort Erie, Ontario from Grand Prairie, Texas, following a 5 year term as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for American Eurocopter. “I am pleased to join Eurocopter Canada… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 27-Jun-13

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FlightSafety announces new Chief Information Officer

FlightSafety announces new Chief Information Officer

“We are very pleased to announce that Chris Weinberg has been promoted to CIO,” said Ken Motschwiller, Senior Vice President & CFO. “Chris is a highly valued and capable member of our management team. His experience, commitment to excellence, leadership skills, and proven ability to develop and support FlightSafety’s Information Technology systems and processes made… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 26-Jun-13

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Cobham appoints EVP of Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions

Cobham appoints EVP of Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions

Cobham has named Robert (Rob) Mullins to the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, replacing David Johnston, who has decided to leave the company. Rob will report directly to Cobham plc chief executive officer, Bob Murphy, and be based initially at the Group’s Corporate North America office in Arlington, Virginia,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 26-Jun-13

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New sergeant major for Marines’ HMH-366 Squadron

New sergeant major for Marines’ HMH-366 Squadron

Sgt. Maj. Anthony P. Banks Sr. handed the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Kevin S. Wiss, who became the sergeant major of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 during a ceremony here today. Banks retired during the same ceremony after 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. He began his career as a cannoneer… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Jun-13

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New Commanding Officer at VMM-261

New Commanding Officer at VMM-261

Lt. Col. Brian C. Smith relinquished command of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 to Lt. Col. Kelvin W. Gallman during a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, June 7.  see full story There is an official profile of Lieutenant Colonel Kelvin W. Gallman on the USMC website… Read more »

Source: Rotovue, 21-Jun-13

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Vector Aerospace appoints Sales and Service Manager for Brazil Region

Vector Aerospace appoints Sales and Service Manager for Brazil Region

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic has named Clovis Martins as Sales and Service Manager for Brazil. “We are excited to make this announcement,” says Jeff Poirier, president of Vector… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 13-Jun-13

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OAS Aircraft Support Announces VP of Operations

OAS Aircraft Support Announces VP of Operations

Brightwater Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce that Billy Mitchell has been appointed as VP of Operations at two of their portfolio companies: OAS Aircraft Support and OAS’ Alabama-based sister company, Alabama Aircraft Support (AAS). Based in Lakeside, Arizona, OAS Aircraft Support was established in 2001 with a primary focus on the support of the… Read more »

Source: Brightwater Partners, 11-Jun-13

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American Eurocopter names new Engineering VP

American Eurocopter names new Engineering VP

American Eurocopter announced that Steven D. Webster, a veteran of more than 28 years in the helicopter industry, has joined the company in the new position of Vice President Engineering and Flight Operations. “We are pleased to be able to add a person with Steve’s talent and experience to the American Eurocopter team,” said Marc… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Jun-13

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New Customer Services Manager at Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

New Customer Services Manager at Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

Reaffirming its position as North Queensland’s leading helicopter tourism operator, Great Barrier Reef Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of a new head of its Customer Services department, David Howarth. (See Full Story)

Source: E Travel Blackboard, 06-Jun-13

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New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen received a new commanding officer Tuesday morning during the unit’s change of command ceremony at the base aircraft hangar in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Captain Patricia A. McFetridge, Air Station Borinquen’s new Commanding Officer, assumed command of the Coast Guard’s only aviation unit in the Caribbean, which is responsible for conducting… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 06-Jun-13

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AAR appoints new CFO

AAR appoints new CFO

AAR Welcomes Its Future CFO John FortsonAAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace, government and defense industries, today announced that John Fortson has joined the Company as Vice President of Finance.  His start date comes one month earlier than previously announced. Mr. Fortson will become Vice… Read more »

Source: AAR, 04-Jun-13

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