The European Business Aviation Association and NBAA are requesting nominations for the 2006 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva (May 3 to 5). The deadline for nominations is March 31.
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.
Raytheon Aircraft has joined Gulfstream Aerospace as the only major business aircraft OEMs to elevate the head of product support to the presidential level. Last Friday, the Wichita-based manufacturer announced to its employees the appointment of Randy Groom as president of global customer service and support.
In mid-2002, former Pilatus Business Aircraft COO Thomas Bosshard was named president and CEO of this U.S. subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturer of the PC-12 turboprop single. He replaced Angelo Fiataruolo, who had been president since July 2000. Now, Bosshard, a Swiss national, is returning to Switzerland, where he has been promoted to COO of parent company Pilatus Aircraft.
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Mark Rosenker became the 11th chairman of the NTSB in August after serving as acting chairman since March 2005. A member of the NTSB since March 2003, he was designated by President Bush as vice chairman the following month.
Swiss manufacturer Pilatus elevated Thomas Bosshard from COO to president and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary, Pilatus Business Aircraft, in mid-2002, replacing Angelo Fiataruolo, who had held the position for two years. A Swiss national, Bosshard was called back to his native land last year to take the position of COO at parent company Pilatus Aircraft. In his place in Broomfield, Colo., Thomas Hunziker was named president and CEO of the U.S.
As president and CEO, Stuart Matthews has been the face of the Flight Safety Foundation for the past 13 years. In October, he retired and handed the reins to William Voss, former director of air navigation for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Dr. Lutz Bertling, former managing director of Eurocopter Deutschland, took over as president and CEO of Eurocopter in October last year and has also been appointed as a member of parent company EADS’s executive committee. He is the first German to head the Marignane, France-based manufacturer, founded as a Franco-German company in 1992.
Early last July Pierre Beaudoin’s 10-month stint as president and COO of Bombardier Aerospace came to an end as he passed the baton to Pierre Gabriel Côté. Beaudoin, the son of Bombardier chairman Laurent Beaudoin and the grandson of company founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, was asked to serve in an interim capacity in September 2005 when Peter Edwards departed after 10 years.
After becoming the longest-serving Transportation Secretary in the department’s history, Norman Mineta tendered his resignation to President Bush in June. The lone Democrat in the Cabinet, he said it was time to move on to other challenges and joined New York public relations firm Hill & Knowlton as vice chairman.