CTC Aviation appoints new Chief Operating Officer for USA operation

CTC Aviation has appointed Tom Lippincott as Chief Operating Officer (USA). Mr Lippincott has an extensive background in military, commercial airline and general aviation operations, as well as aircraft maintenance and sales and has a deep knowledge of international business and cultures. Having lived and worked in the Asia-Pacific, European and Latin American regions his previous senior management position was with one of the largest Flight Training Operations in the USA.

Tom will be based at CTC Aviation’s Crew Training Centre - Phoenix and is focussing upon both leading the team there, and developing the company’s US operations to service both existing and new high growth markets.

Of his appointment, Mr Lippincott commented, “I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead the team that is making CTC Aviation’s latest expansion a reality.  Providing CTC Aviation’s industry leading ab initio training from a US location will open up a lot of exciting opportunities for us.”

Speaking of the appointment, CTC Aviation’s CEO Rob Clarke, said, “We are absolutely delighted to appoint Tom to our Group leadership team during a time of significant expansion of our company both within the United States and internationally.

“His leadership background, aviation experience and personal skills will complement our existing senior management team perfectly.  He also brings knowledge, experience and relationships of the unique operating environment of the US which is invaluable.”

Tom started his aviation career in the United States Navy carrying out varied and challenging assignments as an E-2C Hawkeye Carrier Aircraft Plane Commander. He spent some three years based in Punta Indio in Buenos Aires, Argentina as an exchange Flight Instructor with the Argentine Naval Flight School, training primary and advanced flight students.  Subsequently he gained his commercial experience during seven years with Honeywell Aerospace before taking a leading position in flight training operations. Tom is clearly passionate about flight training and has an enviable record with extensive leadership and aviation experience.

Taken from CTC Media Release: 14 November 2014


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