Handoff - Boeing Business Jets: Steven Hill to Stephen Taylor

 - December 29, 2009, 4:29 AM

Rarely does the chief pilot of an OEM become the president, but it happened at Boeing Business Jets last year when Steve Taylor took over from Steve Hill, who retired after five years as BBJ president and 35 years with Boeing. Taylor brought with him degrees in mechanical engineering, economics and business administration and experience as a BBJ salesman under Borge Boeskov (BBJ’s first president), as chief pilot of Michael Chowdry’s Atlas Air (a BBJ operator) and as a captain with Boeing’s corporate flight department. He said he hoped to select a new BBJ chief pilot before the end of last year. “The good news is that there are lots of highly qualified pilots who want to work for BBJ,” Taylor told AIN.