Issue 3, 2017 | HOT AIR!

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Expansion and growth at Helios

We're delighted to announce four promotions to the Helios director team. Claire Davies, James Hanson, Adam Parkinson and Mark Scott will be well known to many readers of ON AIR!, so please join us in passing on our congratulations. These promotions recognise the breadth and depth of their aviation knowledge together with a strong track record in nurturing close and trusted relationships with clients and colleagues. Their day-to-day work and project activities continue as before.

From left to right: James Hanson, Claire Davies, Adam Parkinson, Mark Scott

The good news doesn't stop there. We have also recently welcomed a wealth of new talent to the team. Our ops and safety expertise has been boosted with the arrival of Garyth Lofthouse and Huw Ross. Garyth is an operations expert, previously working as a pilot and an air traffic controller and has more than 30 years' industry experience. Huw, a qualified safety trainer, arrives with over 12 years' experience in the industry delivering safety, operational, and business improvement projects for airports and air navigation service providers. Senior Consultant Andreia Simoes is an International Airport Professional (ACI-ICAO). She joins us from Brazil where she worked at Sao Paulo Airport. Her 16 years' experience includes scientific research, master plan implementation as well as airside and landside operations.

Sarah Groom joins with eight years' experience in the aviation industry. She takes a project support role working with the Industry Consultation Body (ICB), NSA Coordination Platform (NCP) and the Expert Group on the Social Dimension of SES (EGHD), these three groups are key to the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES). Consultant George Stanford joins us having completed a graduate development program, specialising in aero-mechanical systems evaluator. He has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Bristol.

From left to right: Ian Cheung, Andreia Simoes, George Stanford, Sarah Groom, Alexandru Burlacu, Vishal Nair, Huw Ross

We also welcome five new analysts to the company, a talented bunch, with degrees in aviation and architecture from Prague CTU, science safety and human factors in aviation from Cranfield University, chemical engineering and management from Imperial College, aerospace engineering from The Politechnical University of Bucharest, and geography and music from Trinity College Cambridge.

Helios MD Nick McFarlane commented: "It's great to announce these well-deserved promotions, and to welcome so many talented people into the business; it's one of our biggest recruitment drives, and we look forward to introducing them all to you over the coming months."

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