Landmark Aviation Welcomes New Director of Safety

(Houston, TX – July 7, 2011) Landmark Aviation welcomes a new Director of Safety. Eric Lugger comes to Landmark Aviation with a strong general aviation, military and safety background.

“I am excited to work with all of our locations to elevate Landmark’s safety culture,” Lugger said. “I hope to weave the Landmark Safety and Quality Management System seamlessly into every part of our organization.”

As a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, Eric served on a combat tour in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. Since retiring from the military, he has worked as a line pilot, a general manager of an aircraft structural repair facility, and as a corporate safety manager for a large air ambulance operator with over 300 aircraft.

In all, Eric has had a nineteen-year career in aviation accident investigation and insurance claims management, conducting safety audits of business models including FBO operations. He was the principal industry representative for the development of the HEMS Tool graphical aviation weather product with the FAA and has authored several safety policies, periodicals and training manuals.

“He is superbly qualified to help us integrate our SQMS into every aspect of our operation,” Executive Vice President of Operations Ted Hamilton said.

Eric will be based in Houston at the company’s corporate office.

About Landmark Aviation

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., and in Canada and Western Europe. The Company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, charter and management. Landmark is a portfolio company of GTCR and Platform Partners, LLC. For more information, visit