World Leader in Design, Development and Marketing of Winglet Technology Announces Important Addition to Team
David C. Hurley has been elected to Aviation Partners Boeing’s Board of Directors and has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Board of Aviation Partners Inc. With his unique and extensive background in both business and commercial aviation Hurley will be an important addition in Aviation Partners continuing global market penetration of Blended Winglet Technology.
“We are delighted that David – with his senior management, operational and financial experience in the aerospace industry — has joined Aviation Partners,” says Aviation Partners Inc. Chairman Joe Clark. “As we pass the milestone of 3000 installed Blended Winglet Systems, and prepare to deliver several thousand additional Blended Winglet Systems over the next few years, David will be an extremely important asset to our team.”
Hurley currently serves as Chairman of the National Air and Space Museum Board and Vice Chairman of the business aviation group PrivatAir, in Geneva. A 15,000-hour airline transport rated pilot, Hurley began flying at age 14 in a Stinson Voyager. He is an alumnus of Hartwick College, served three years in the Special Services branch of the U.S. Army and later held senior management positions with Canadair and Cessna Aircraft. After founding Flight Services Group in 1984, Hurley was named CEO of PrivatAir when it acquired Flight Services Group in 2000. Hurley serves on the boards of Genesee and Wyoming Railroad and Hexcel and Genesis Leasing He also serves on the board of the Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling for treatment, and is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Wings Club.
“I am very honored to work with Aviation Partners Boeing,” says Hurley. “Blended Winglet Technology is revolutionizing the economics of flight for the airline world and the global growth potential for this important technology could not be more exciting. There is still so much more we can do for the industry in terms of fuel savings, maximizing energy efficiency and environmental dividends.”
Developed more than 15 years ago, and now flying on more than 3000 commercial and business aircraft on 6 continents, Aviation Partners Blended Winglet Technology has become the Gold Standard in wingtip devices. Blended Winglet airline systems are available for the Boeing 737-300/500/700 and 900, Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 767-300ER (2009).
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