Rotor & Wing International

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Latest staff movements in the rotorcraft industry.

Caitlin Windland has been named AviationManuals’ information technology project manager. Windland previously was a software quality assurance analyst and a flight coordinator at Rockwell Collins ARINC Direct Flight Support Services. She is a commercial- and instrument-rated pilot.

Caitlin Windland

Airbus Helicopters’ former chief pilot, Bruce Webb, has been appointed director of aviation education and community outreach. Webb is charged with strengthening the company’s involvement in aviation oganizations and improving helicopter safety. He joined Airbus in 1999 and previously had flown as a crop duster and for an emergency medical service.

Bruce Webb
Jean-Brice Dumont

Jean-Brice Dumont has been appointed Airbus Commercial Aircraft’s head of engineering and will become a member of the company’s Aircraft Management Committee. He is currently head of engineering at Airbus Helicopters and has been EVP of engineering and CTO since 2012 at Airbus Helicopters. Alain Flourens, head of the A380 program for the past 10 years, will succeed Dumont.

Alain Flourens

Helicopter Foundation International has awarded 19 scholarships for 2017. Six scholarships were awarded for students in helicopter maintenance technician programs; four for pilots earning their commercial helicopter ratings; one for safety professionals; and the rest for established maintenance professionals seeking additional specific training. Awardees include Taylor Powell, David Betts, Mykhailo Matiukh, Paul Pelletier, Alexander Izucar-Ramires, Chanda Kuy, Bendikt Grasl, Patrick Yeager, Joshua Peterson, John Kendall, Bryan Jeffers, Zachary Reese, Nathaniel Esko, Jason Morely, Michelle Zeigler, Breannan Winder, Anika Schingnitz, Brett Worden and Lynsey Justice.

John Van Maren
Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety International has tapped John Van Maren for VP of simulation products and services, a new organization aimed at increasing sales to government agencies and the commercial air transport segment. Van Maren joined FlightSafety in 1984, managing the organization’s flight simulation programs. Recently he was VP of simulation. Scott Goodwin has been promoted to general manager of simulation and will assume Van Maren’s previous role. The organization also promoted Nathalie Raby to assistant manager of its Paris-Le Bourget Learning Center in France. She joined the company in 2004 as an instructor and most recently served as director of training.

Nathalie Raby

Robin Lineberger is Deloitte’s new leader of its aerospace and defense practice. Lineberger has been a consultant to this sector for 30 years and is the former CEO of Deloitte’s U.S. federal government practice. As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, he led the software development and testing for a command and control platform.

Helinet Aviation has appointed Kevin LaRosa II as VP of aerial film production. LaRosa has worked on more than 100 motion pictures and commercial productions, including “The Avengers” and “Iron Man.” He is an ATP-rated pilot, holds type ratings in some fixed-wing aircraft and Sikorsky S-70/UH-60s, and has an FAA Part 107 rating to fly unmanned aircraft.

Kevin LaRosa II

Air Methods has appointed David Stratton as VP of payer strategy and Chris Myers as SVP of patient business services. Stratton previously was national VP of payer strategy and operations for Catholic Health Initiatives. Myers was SVP of revenue cycle management for Trident USA Health Services.

Chris Myers

Dr. P. Barry Butler has been appointed president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He joined the University of Iowa in 1984 as an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering. He held various positions after that including executive officer of the department and associate dean for academic programs. R&WI