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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rotorcraft Report: People

Cmdr. Dave Huntzinger (left) who has led a variety of safety and security programs at airlines and aerospace companies throughout his 30-plus years in aviation, has joined Baldwin Aviation.

Lockheed Martin U.K. has announced the appointment of Ron Abbott (right) as chief operating officer.

CIRCOR Aerospace Inc., hired Bobby Lo as manager for the design engineering group. Lo’s responsibilites include the day-to-day management of the group’s activities/programs and participation on an engineering steering committee.

Pierre-Jean Flores (left) has been appointed vice president, corporate secretary at Turbomeca and is to replace Jean-Luc Varga, who is retiring.

President Barack Obama will nominate former pilots’ union chief Randy Babbitt (right) to head the FAA. Babbitt will be responsible for, among other things, management of the U.S. air traffic control network.

Group Captain Jock Brown has taken command of the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury.

Jim Cheatham, (left) head of the civilian helicopter demonstration team Showcopters and a pioneer in helicopter-mounted aerial photography, passed away on March 11. He was 67.

The chairman of the Life Flight Trust, Bill Day, has hired David Irving as the Trust’s new CEO.

Air Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, (right) VSM, ADC, was named as the new chief of staff of the Indian Air Force. Air Marshal Naik is currently vice chief of air staff.

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