19 May, 2011 - Grand Prairie, Texas, Uniflight has announced the recent appointment of Mr. David R. “Dave” Horton to the position of General Manager for the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas operations. Horton will oversee daily operations as well as strategic planning and implementation as an integral part of the ongoing growth and diversification at Uniflight. The company is also undergoing a transition to a larger and recently refurbished facility also located at the Grand Prairie Airport (KGPM) in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex area. Horton was most recently the President and General Manager of Schweizer Aircraft Corporation and brings with him over twenty five years of experience in the aviation business sector having held executive management and leadership positions. His experience also includes sales and management disciplines with an airframe manufacturer, aircraft maintenance and completion facilities, as well as worldwide support and marketing initiatives.
Speaking from the company’s offices in Grand Prairie, Uniflight CEO and Chairman, Joseph Hawke commented, “We were looking for someone to lead our Grand Prairie operations with not only experience and background but with proven leadership and forward thinking attributes. Dave fit our requirements without question. We’re glad that he’s now a part of our team and we look forward to his inspiration and guidance.”
Horton will assume the duties as General Manager at the company’s Grand Prairie operations immediately.
For almost three decades, north Texas based Uniflight has earned a well deserved reputation for the highest standards in aircraft completions, overhaul, maintenance and aircraft support. The company has comprehensive avionics installation, repair and inspection capabilities as well as helicopter dynamic component inspection, overhaul and repair facilities. Uniflight is an authorized service center for American Eurocopter and a Bell Helicopter Platinum level customer service facility. The company is based in Grand Prairie, Texas and has facilities in Reading, Pennsylvania and Rome, New York. Uniflight provides helicopter service and support for Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter and MD helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft capabilities to support the most discerning customers. Uniflight is an approved FAA repair station as well as avionics dealer for Garmin, Sandel, NAT and others. Additional information regarding the aircraft services and support offered by Uniflight can be found at www.uniflight.com or by calling 972-623-3444.
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