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WheelTug plcMember of the Board of Advisors
Apr. 2023Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesThe WheelTug system enables aircraft to manoeuvre and taxi on the ground without running their engines or using tow tugs. This saves fuel, reduces engine and brake wear, eliminates current pushback risk and costs, and reduces the time aircraft spend on the ground. The primary savings are in reduced ground times, which improve aircraft utilisation rates and passenger comfort. Benefits will increase as procedures, schedules and other aspects of airport and airline operations integrate WheelTug. The system can be quickly retrofitted to existing aircraft and is fully removable. (How an Industry Built on Pollution Is Getting a Tiny Bit Greener—and Faster “More than 25 airlines have also turned to WheelTug)
Riyadh Air | طيران الرياضAdvisor to COO & Accountable Executive
Jun. 2022Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaWorking in an advisory role for the upcoming national carrier of Saudi Arabia. Building the airline’s Operations in alignment with its business strategy. Setting up an Operation organization and infrastructure required for obtaining regulatory approvals (Air Operator Certificate). Working on supporting the organization’s vision to create a differentiated, digitally native airline through innovation.
Zotus GroupBoard Member - Executive Director
Mar. 2022Manchester, England, United KingdomZotus Group was founded in 2018, an organisation dedicated to the development of humanitarian Projects and transforming Africa, with a portfolio spanning in Energy, Healthcare, Mining, Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas , ICT, Agriculture and Banking Solutions. We invest in sectors that generate high long-term returns and are able to move the economy of Africa forward. To achieve superior risk adjusted returns, we blend professional industry experience and manufacture the best practise in operational management.
flypop Chief Operating Officer
Jan. 2022London, England, United Kingdomflypop is an innovative airline offering no frills “unbundled” services within the Low-Cost Long-Haul (LCLH) sector. It will operate non-stop flights from London Stansted Airport to South Asia, targeting the growing travel requirements of the VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) market segment.
HydroplaneAdvisor To The Board
Nov. 2021Los Angeles, California, United StatesHydroplane Ltd, Los Angeles, CA Advisor to CEO (November 2021 to Present) Advisor of a green energy technology company developing a hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for aviation, space, marine, and automotive applications. (
Blu3Aero LLCFounder / Principal
Mar. 2020Ormond Beach, Florida, United StatesBlu3Aero consultancy is a boutique aviation consulting firm that is highly experienced and proudly independent. We bring deep domain expertise and hands-on collaboration to clients across commercial, financial and technical disciplines. Our global footprint and relationship network span the aviation industry.
VELING AVIATIONAdvisor - Board of Veling
Mar. 2020 - Jan. 2021MauritiusAfter six very challenging but successful years as CEO at Veling, I moved into advisory position with the company to provide further support to the team in growing to new heights. In this capacity I will continue to work on strategic level, focusing on several initiatives as directed by the Board.
Jul. 2013 - Mar. 2020MauritiusVeling is a niche aircraft leasing company based in Mauritius with office in Dubai. We currently own and / or manage a fleet of aircraft (777-200ER, A380, A340-300, ATR72). We also act as a re-marketing company for a major South East Asian carrier since 1998. Core responsibilities include Aircraft Leasing, Aircraft Sales & Remarketing and Aircraft Asset Management
Kingfisher AirlinesExecutive Vice President - Engineering & Operations
Sep. 2004 - Jun. 2013Mumbai Area, IndiaMember of Kingfisher Airlines founding Team. Kingfisher Airlines operated a fleet of 71 aircrafts and operating 395 flights all across India. Maintaining autonomous decision-making authority within the areas of Engineering and Maintenance, Flight Operations, Network Planning, Fleet Planning, Technical training, Corporate Affairs, budgeting and administrative affairs. Managing 7 direct and 3,500 indirect reports. Leading the strategic planning process, formulating the corporate vision, and strategic directions, initiating growth strategies, approving all financial management and new product development initiatives, providing strategic guidance on operations, and approving capital projects. Representing the company to all local and international business partners and the media. • Appointed to the Board of Air Deccan to oversee the merger and acquisition of Air Deccan into Kingfisher Airlines • Building and maintaining relationships with key private sector and government organisations at the executive management and Board levels • Identifying and initiating industry joint-ventures, commercial partnerships and acquisitions in the nominated target markets • Overall budget responsibility in excess of 300M USD
JetBlue AirwaysDirector, Technical Operations
Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2004Greater New York City AreaMember of the JetBlue Airways founding Team. Primary responsibility included building the framework for growth and efficiency for managing the aircraft fleet Technical Operations. • Worked under the new guidelines of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify the airline • Developed and led the Technical Operations team in a successful start-up operation which led to JetBlue Airways having the best delay and cancellation operational performance on the A-320 fleet in North America 2001 thru 2003. • Developed and maintained the overall Technical budget.
Continental AirlinesManager, Technical Operations
Aug. 1992 - Oct. 1999Newark, New Jersey, United States
Continental AirlinesAircraft Maintenance Technician
Jun. 1987 - Aug. 1992Newark, New Jersey, United States
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