WICHITA, Kan. (July 24, 2007) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bernstorf as vice president of Safety and Certification. His responsibilities include Safety Management, Certification and Regulatory Compliance.
“David’s experience with aircraft certification and safety systems is invaluable,” said Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO. “With his extensive safety knowledge and global understanding of the regulatory procedures, David will be able to help facilitate our company’s view of safety as part of our daily business, while providing a solid foundation for our working relationships with the FAA and international regulatory agencies.”
Under Bernstorf’s leadership, the Safety and Certification team will perform the oversight and administration of FAA approved certificates, systems and designees. Also, as HBC moves forward to Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), the team will enhance the company’s working relationship with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and international airworthiness authorities.
Bernstorf has held many leadership roles during his 35 years at HBC. In his most recent position, he was responsible for the certification programs in the Wichita and Little Rock facilities, which included domestic certifications and international validations, and export licenses for the most recent models of the Hawker series. Additionally, he was essential to the development of the Continued Operational Safety Program (COSP). Currently, he is leading HBC through the implementation of a world-class Safety Management System (SMS).
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special-mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Chester, England, U.K. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.