Brian Lockhart - Global Aviation Vice President and Director of Safety

Brian Lockhart – Global Aviation Vice President and Director of Safety

Brian Lockhart

Vice President / Director of Safety

bdlockhart@flyglobalnow.com

Brian Lockhart has logged an impressive 47 years in the aviation industry. A career path to Vice President at Global Aviation in 2008, began with an A&P Mechanic role in Davis, California, where he worked on single-engine propeller aircraft. Finding his way to Oregon, Brian excelled in roles over the years as Lead Mechanic, Inspector and Director of Maintenance at companies that included Western Skyways, Louisiana-Pacific and Premier Jets.

Brian will celebrate his 20-year anniversary at Global Aviation this fall with a long list of achievements including the development of an 145 FAA Certified Repair Station while Director of Maintenance and AccountableManager. Brian is now assuming the critical role of Director of Safety.

In his new position, Brian will oversee Global Aviation’s Safety Programs, including the Safety Management System (SMS). He plans to ensure that the company continues its excellent safety record in a streamlined and enhanced safety culture with increasing employee involvement.

 

Randy Wirkkala - Global Aviation Director of Maintenance

Randy Wirkkala – Global Aviation Director of Maintenance

Randy Wirkkala

Director of Maintenance

randy.wirkkala@flyglobalnow.com

Randy Wirkkala has 22 years of aircraft maintenance experience—working with Boeing, Cessna, General Dynamics, Gulfstream, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. He also has an additional eight years of experience as a US Air Force Hydraulic Technician, involving him in Presidential Support.

He enjoys being challenged at Global Aviation, and appreciates his great supporting team. In his new position, Randy is looking forward to building the company’s customer base, continuing to provide exceptional customer support and expanding Global Aviation’s services. He is especially interested in developing the company’s MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) division for avionics upgrades. Randy hopes to initiate maintenance and avionics installations on Part 23 aircraft, including general aviation single engine, light twin-engine and some turboprop engine aircraft.

 

Corey Cropp - Global Aviation Chief of Maintenance

Corey Cropp – Global Aviation Chief of Maintenance

Corey Cropp

Chief of Maintenance

corey.cropp@flyglobalnow.com

Corey Cropp has been in the aviation industry for 20 years. His skill set includes coordinating FAA Part 135 maintenance and inspections, component replacement, and troubleshooting. Corey is adept at determining aircraft safety and verifies compliance records in accordance with aircraft manuals, being diligent to confirm that all inspections are current.

He has extensive knowledge of the aviation industry and continuously receives training to ensure he is up-to-date on the most current aviation requirements and regulations. He is extremely customer service oriented— his primary focus being to guarantee the customer’s satisfaction and that their aircraft is fully maintained.

After 14 years at Global Aviation, Corey has been an integral part of the company’s growth. His new position as Chief of Maintenance will allow him to continue building and creating strong customer relationships.  

 

Fred Elliot - Global Aviation Manager of Special Projects

Fred Elliot – Global Aviation Manager of Special Projects

Fred Elliott

Manager of Special Projects

fred.elliott@flyglobalnow.com

Fred Elliott has 38 years of experience in the aviation industry. He enjoys Global Aviation’s positive work environment delivering quality and value. Fred’s knowledge covers single engine aircraft up to large cabin corporate jets—including airframe, power plant, avionics and installation.

He receives particular satisfaction from troubleshooting and interacting with customers’ individual issues—this being supported by Global Aviation’s team, offering very diverse technical experience.

Fred is excited about the opportunity to assist Global Aviation in expanding its avionics installation capabilities, as well as reach out to past, present and future customers.

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