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Industry Veteran Appointed as Chief Technical Officer at Lobo Leasing

January 07, 2019, 07:05 AM

Lobo Leasing, a global commercial helicopter leasing company, announced industry veteran Alistair Henderson, has joined Lobo as Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer. Henderson, who brings a wealth of technical, operations and management expertise, will be based in Lobo’s Dublin, Ireland, headquarters.

In a rotary-wing career spanning 36 years, Henderson has held a variety of positions with major helicopter operators and maintenance organizations, including Heli-One, British International Helicopters and CHC Helicopters, where he was most recently Fleet Manager in charge of a fleet of over 250 helicopters. Henderson has vast experience in the maintenance, modifications, monitoring, airworthiness management, lease management and purchasing of a wide range of commercial helicopter types.

Trained extensively in aerospace studies, aeronautical mechanics and maintenance, Henderson holds a number of EASA licenses and certificates including the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License EASA Part 66 B1.3 Type rated license on several turbine helicopters types.

Henderson’s appointment strengthens Lobo Leasing’s technical team, underlining its commitment to its customers and readying it for further growth.

“I’m very pleased and excited to join the highly experienced team at Lobo Leasing at such an interesting time in our industry,” Henderson said. “Lobo (is) extraordinarily focused – especially in the current challenging environment - on managing their portfolio of leased helicopters so as to preserve values to the greatest extent possible. I am excited about the opportunity to apply my many years of experience and know-how to this task and to help Lobo safely grow their fleet in future.”

Bill Wolf, Lobo Chief Executive Officer, said “We are thrilled to have someone with Alistair’s depth of experience and broad industry perspective join Lobo as we embark on the next phase of Lobo’s future and as the larger helicopter industry undergoes significant and needed restructuring.”

Lobo Leasing has offices in Dublin, London, Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco.

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