WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jonathan Archer, a 24-year aviation industry veteran, has joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness.
Sad news: We just found out that long-time CFI John McLain, who wrote a column for General Aviation News’ former sister paper The Southern Aviator, passed away in April after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A very nice tribute written by John Hesse was posted on the Empire Aviation website. The website also has a catalog of John’s past columns.
Joe Burdzy has joined Air Orlando Maintenance as Service Manager. He brings over 35 years of experience to the company, which is at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. His position encompasses all maintenance and parts functions including customer liaison, employee management and shop scheduling.
VIENNA, Ohio — Winner Aviation Corporation has appointed Neil Gallagher to succeed Rick Hale as president effective immediately. Hale will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and will take on a new role as chairman. Gallagher previously held the position of vice president of maintenance.
Charles (Chuck) Buckland has been named the General Manager of Landmark Aviation’s Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) location.
West Star Aviation has hired Ed Henry as Regional Sales Manager responsible for the eastern territory of the United States including: Washington D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.