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 7, 2007 - 6:17am

Colorado-based Adam Aircraft tapped Bombardier executive Duncan Koerbel to take over as president, replacing Joe Walker, who resigned due to a family illness. Koerbel’s experience includes serving as general manager of the Bombardier Global line, director of the Raytheon Premier I program and stints at Fairchild Dornier and Lockheed Martin.

March 7, 2007 - 5:39am

The September 29 midair collision between an Embraer Legacy and a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon was a baptism by fire for Bill Voss, who took over as president of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) a couple of days later.

He was immediately thrown into the midst of an international incident when Brazil confiscated the passports of the two American pilots of the business jet to prevent them from leaving the country.

February 20, 2007 - 5:25am

American Eurocopter opened its new production facility near Columbus, Miss., in October. Once the commotion had died down, HAI Convention News paid a visit to interview president and CEO Marc Paganini, right, to discuss the progress Eurocopter has made in getting the operation up and running. Eurocopter’s activity in the last year was a main thrust of the interview.

February 19, 2007 - 5:02am

A federal district court in California has indicted Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Reeves on conspiracy and other charges related to secretly recorded conversations between entertainer Michael Jackson and his attorney while on a chartered Gulfstream IISP flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2003.

February 12, 2007 - 10:13am

Police in Georgia yesterday arrested a 22-year-old commercial-rated pilot for allegedly stealing a Citation VII owned by Pinnacle Air of Springdale, Ark., and flying it on a 350-mile joyride from St. Augustine Airport, Fla., to Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field (LZU) in Lawrenceville, Ga. Gwinnett County police said Daniel Andrew Wolcott was charged with felony theft and five misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. According to a St.

February 9, 2007 - 10:12am

As Sino Swearingen prepares to shift from certification flight-testing to full-scale production of the SJ30-2, it has also shifted the CEO title from company president Carl Chen to chairman Ching-Chiang Kuo. “Chen still remains in charge of the day-to-day activities at the company,” a spokesman told AIN.

February 9, 2007 - 9:17am

It's a landmark event for Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated (GHPA). The services once provided by the well known and respected names of engine and airframe maintenance firm Garrett Aviation, FBO chain of Piedmont Hawthorne and large aircraft completions center Associated Air Center are reemerging under the new identity of Landmark Aviation.

February 8, 2007 - 5:46am

Executive Jet Management has reorganized its management staff with the following appointments: Robert Mayo, formerly senior v-p for client transition, was promoted to senior v-p of operations; Glenna Edwards, formerly a vice president for client relations, was named v-p of owner standards; and Larry Lee, formerly director of the company’s shuttle operation, was named assistant director of operations.

February 8, 2007 - 4:55am

Col. Peter “Pete” Bunce, a career Air Force officer who has been serving as director of the Air Force congressional budget and appropriations liaison, will become president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) on April 1. He replaces Ed Bolen, who left the association last summer to take over as NBAA president and CEO.

February 5, 2007 - 8:21am

You might call Heli-Expo 2005 a triumph for Bell/Agusta Aerospace and particularly for the AB139. In the period covering European certification in 2003, FAA IFR authorization in December and last month’s show, eight AB139s have been handed over to customers, for use in roles ranging from VIP to air ambulance and a wide range of environments. Twenty-six more were ordered in Anaheim last month.

 
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