HAI Convention News

Heli-Expo 2011: Top Leadership Changes at Dart Helicopter Services

 - March 7, 2011, 10:20 AM

The leadership team at Dart Helicopter Services has changed. Mike O’Reilly, president of Eagle Copters, Calgary, Alberta, has succeeded Jeff Shapiro as president and CEO. O’Reilly will remain in his post at Eagle. Shapiro will continue at Dart in an advisory capacity while Steve Joseph continues as COO.

Additionally, Shapiro and Ron Gladnick, founder of water survival equipment provider Apical, have sold their investment interest to Dart’s existing shareholders.

O’Reilly commented, “Looking back at what these guys have accomplished is remarkable. Jeff and Ron have truly left a positive mark on this industry. Jeff led Dart Helicopter Services to become a global presence in the helicopter aftermarket industry in a very short time.”

Exhibiting this week at Heli-Expo Booth No. 4628, Dart Helicopter Services also announced that it will provide 14 more rotary-wing cycle counters to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department Aero Bureau. The field-programmable counters, from AKV of Camarillo, Calif., will interface with Thales vehicle and engine management displays aboard the department’s Eurocopter AS350B2s. The counters record and display accurate assessment of dynamic component utilization rates in the Turbomeca Arriel 2B engines.