People

Interviews with people of interest in aerospace, including those in industry, government and AIN’s “Bizav Warriors.” Topics include announcements of personnel changes, awards and final departures.

August 21, 2014 - 3:10pm

Honda Aircraft president and CEO Dr. Michimasa Fujino will be honored with the SAE International Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award next month at the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exposition in Seattle.

August 13, 2014 - 10:15am

Superior Tube has named Wade Burchell as aerospace market manager. Burchell joined the company at its facility in Collegeville, Penn. last May, having previously held director-level sales and marketing positions with a number of aerospace businesses. His 22 years of experience, gained across international markets, cover aircraft and aerospace products, ground support equipment and military subcontract manufacturing. Wade is also a Naval Academy graduate and retired U.S. Navy pilot with more than 20 years’ service.

August 7, 2014 - 2:05pm

NBAA will award Robert “Bob” Hoover and R.W.“Bill” de Decker with its Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and John P. “Jack” Doswell Award, respectively. The awards, among the highest ones given by the association, will be presented in October at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The Meritorious Service to Aviation award is given to individuals who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, have made significant identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests.

August 4, 2014 - 3:15am

Michael King joined SimCom as COO. He was most recently director of business development for FlightSafety International.

Rick Wielebski joined Landmark Aviation as general manager of the Boeing Field/King County International Airport location.

Michael Caflisch was named CEO of Aircraft Performance Group. He was most recently director of aerospace programs for commercial aviation services at Boeing.

July 30, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA) has set September 18 as its 4th Annual Safety Day. Daniel Slapo, chairman of TBAA’s Safety Committee, told AIN, “We’re averaging from 80 to 120 people every year, depending upon the topics. We partner with our local aviation authorities from St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport and Tampa International Hillsborough Airport Authority. We talk with them about our goals as an association, come up with a list of topics then ask our members who they recommend we get as speakers. This year’s program will be covering maintenance issues.” St.

July 30, 2014 - 3:05pm

Gulfstream Aerospace recently named Darrell Frey director of International Service Center Operations. In his new role, Frey oversees the company’s three international service centers in Beijing, China; Luton, England; and Sorocaba, Brazil. Previously Frey spent 15 months as director, Regional Service Center Operations. In that capacity, he had operational responsibility for Gulfstream’s service centers in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Westfield, Mass.

July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm

Fractional aircraft ownership firm Executive AirShare hired industry veteran Pete Pedicino as regional vice president of sales for Dallas and South Texas. In his new role, Pedicino “will drive Executive AirShare’s growth in key Texas markets.” The company now serves customers in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, and has served customers in Dallas and Fort Worth since 2006. Pedicino has spent the past 14 years in the fractional aircraft ownership industry, most recently as senior vice president of sales with NetJets.

July 27, 2014 - 11:45am

Amelia Rose Earhardt, the pilot who earlier this month completed her namesake’s failed around the world attempt, will be a special guest of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) this week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Sponsored by P&WC, the present-day Earhardt flew a Pilatus PC-12NG turboprop, powered by the manufacturer’s PT-6 engine, more than 24,000 miles in 16 days, recreating the infamous 1937 global circumnavigation during which Amelia Earhardt and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared.

July 24, 2014 - 2:40pm

Bombardier announced the retirement of Bombardier Aerospace president and COO Guy Hachey yesterday as part of a wider restructuring that will see 1,800 layoffs “in the coming months.” Hachey leaves the company after six years as COO.

July 24, 2014 - 10:20am

Bombardier on Wednesday announced the retirement of Bombardier Aerospace president and chief operating officer Guy Hachey as part of a wider restructuring that will see 1,800 layoffs “in the coming months.”

 
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