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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

People February 2011

Coppell, Texas-based Brantly International has appointed Kyle Hardman as company president. He comes from Bell Helicopter Textron, where he was a principal engineer. Hardman will assist with efforts to return the Brantly B-2B light helicopter back into production.

Aviation Instrument Services (AIS) has hired David Perrin as a helicopter component and instrument sales rep in Charlotte, N.C. He will also assist operators with component repair management and exchange services. Perrin’s previous experience includes at Sterling Helicopter in Philadelphia and StandardAero in Winnipeg.

Aspen Avionics of Albuquerque, N.M. has promoted Michael Studley to director of customer service-field service engineering. He will oversee the company’s group of field service engineers, which provide technical support to Aspen’s international network of Authorized Service Centers (ASCs). Studley was previously manager of field service engineering for the northeast U.S. and Europe.

Two AgustaWestland employees—Mike Sheppard from the field service department and Chris Ferguson from the Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) team—have received Afghanistan Campaign Medals. The pair deployed to Afghanistan from December 2009 to February 2010, supporting the UK Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk3’s entry into service. Based at Camp Bastion, Ferguson and Sheppard fielded technical questions and assisted with modifications to the helicopter’s ballistic protection system.

Anthony Sisneros is the new director of continuous improvement for CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group in Corona, Calif. In addition, he will represent the company’s aerospace group on the CIRCOR International Council for Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence. Sisneros was formerly director of operations for Goodrich’s aerospace engine component manufacturing division.

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