BBA Aviation Flight Support appointed Todd Hattaway as vice president of technical services for its flight-support division. Hattaway, most recently regional sales director for Beechcraft for India, Indo-China and Malaysia, will direct and manage internal and third-party services for ground support equipment maintenance and repair services for Asig, Signature Flight Support’s TechnicAir, Citation Service Center operations and Asig’s third-party provision of GE Aviation ClearCore engine wash services.
BBA Aviation continues to advance its available helicopter services. Here at Heli-Expo ‘13 the company unveiled a new website for its International Governor Services unit, which features its various services including maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange of engine control products such as fuel controls, torque limiters and power turbine governors for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T (Twin Pac) and Rolls-Royce M250 engines.
Eric Hinson has been named president of flight training provider SimCom. Most recently he served as executive v-p of FlightSafety International.
BBA Aviation has promoted Peg Billson to president and CEO of the BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services division. It is composed of Ontic, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W.H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services and APPH. In her new role, Billson assumes overall leadership responsibility for the division and will continue to serve on the BBA Aviation Executive Committee.
At NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers annual conference this week in San Antonio, AIN caught up with Maria Sastre, the recently promoted president of Signature Flight Support.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) has made several additions to its global support staff. In the Asia Pacific region, the maintenance provider (Booth No. 3100) has added Luke Chiang, most recently director of regional jet sales at Jet Aviation, as a regional sales manager of its Singapore-based sales team. The center, which opened in Singapore this year, now includes a territorial director and three regional sales managers. The company also named Wayne Thompson as a regional field service engineer based in Brisbane, Australia.
Dallas Airmotive is anticipating that 2012 will be its busiest year ever in terms of field service support events in North America. The engine service provider, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, had 2,600 service calls last year ranging from engine borescope inspections to full engine changes and is on track to exceed 3,000 such events this year.
Luke Chiang has joined BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul as regional sales manager. Chiang will be responsible for sales of business and general aviation engine services throughout Asia-Pacific and for non-B&GA markets such as government/business services for the Southern Asia-Pacific region. Chiang joins ERO after a six-year career with Jet Aviation Singapore, where he started as a sales manager and advanced to his most recent position of director of regional sales.
BBA Aviation subsidiary Signature Flight Support has added a facility at Edmonton International Airport to its global aviation support network. Airside FBO Operations signed an agreement to become a licensed Signature location, the second in Canada, joining the company’s facility at Pierre Trudeau Montreal International. The newly built facility has four 20,000-sq-ft hangars, a 9,000-sq-ft terminal and office space.
Global aviation support and aftermarket services provider BBA Aviation signed a seven-year lease extension that also expands its downtown Orlando, Fla. corporate headquarters offices to accommodate expected growth. Signature Flight Support and Aircraft Service Group International (ASIG), along with parent company BBA Aviation, collectively have more than 1,000 employees in Florida, with almost 200 based in downtown Orlando.