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.

March 22, 2007 - 9:16am

ived the FAA’s prestigious Charles Taylor Award, which recognizes lifetime accomplishments of senior aircraft mechanics.

Karl Stuhmer, Raytheon Aircraft’s field representative in the Rocky Mountain region, received the award in recognition of his vast contributions to the aviation community
by helping and teaching both customers and fellow technicians.

March 22, 2007 - 9:04am

Frank Zimerman, who helped organize and create Wing Aviation and then served as the company’s director of operations, has been promoted to vice president of John Wing Aviation (JWA). In that capacity he will oversee maintenance on all JWA-owned and -managed aircraft, and assist with charter sales and quoting new aircraft acquisitions.

March 22, 2007 - 8:30am

As the only approved IFR-capable MD 500E in the world, N5144Q is no ordinary MD 500E helicopter. To stand a chance of bettering Ron Bower’s solo 1994 round-the-world-in-a-helicopter record, Simon Oliphant-Hope needed to have it back in the UK. The managing director of Eastern Atlantic Helicopters located N5144Q in California and brought it back to his home airfield, at Shoreham on England’s south coast.

March 22, 2007 - 8:18am

Jim Ziegler, v-p and general manager of Bombardier business aviation services, and Keith Miller, v-p of engineering for Learjet in Wichita, have left Bombardier Aerospace. Ziegler’s decision to leave the company was based on personal reasons, and he plans to remain in the Wichita area. Miller had scheduled his retirement before Bombardier’s major restructuring began earlier this year and will relocate to Florida.

March 22, 2007 - 8:02am

Richard Doubrava has joined NBAA in the new role of director of security. He is responsible for coordinating programs in the areas of business aviation security, particularly NBAA’s new Secure Access program. Doubrava, introduced to NBAA by Shelley Longmuir before she departed the presidency, was previously with Carmen Group, a Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying and government-relations firm.

March 22, 2007 - 8:00am

European Business Aviation Association chairman Brian Humphries is to become the group’s CEO in October. He will succeed Fernand François, who is retiring after 12 years as CEO. Humphries is set to step down from his current position as managing director of Shell Aircraft, the flight department of the Royal Dutch/Shell energy group, at the end of September.

March 22, 2007 - 7:39am

Former NBAA president Jack Olcott weighed in on the NBAA contretemps with a letter sent to member representatives. In it, he said Robert Warren’s letter reflects a “deficiency of knowledge” of the organization. Olcott, who served as president of NBAA from May 1992 until Shelly Longmuir succeeded him last July, challenged several of the “troubling management issues” that Warren enumerated.

March 22, 2007 - 7:15am

Three Italian aviation officials and an air traffic controller have been sentenced to jail terms of between six and eight years after being convicted of manslaughter and negligence over the Oct. 8, 2001, fatal collision between a Cessna Citation CJ2 and a Scandinavian Airlines System McDonnell Douglas MD-87 at Milan Linate Airport.

March 22, 2007 - 7:11am

When NBAA hired Shelley Longmuir less than a year ago, the board of directors said the new president would raise the association to a new level. Apparently there was disagreement between Longmuir and the board on just what that next level should be.

March 19, 2007 - 10:05am

While the S-76 and S-92 will remain Sikorsky’s bread and butter for some time to come, the company is also launching a new age of vertical lift technology, which it is calling the X2.

Sikorsky announced the X2 program at Heli-Expo 2006, claiming its clean-sheet airframe design and counter-rotating blades would allow the helicopter to reach speeds of 250 knots or more while retaining true helicopter heavy-lift capability.

 
X