Cardiff Aviation MRO, the fully-approved and certificated aviation maintenance company has recently appointed Phil Swanson as its Director of Sales and Marketing.
Phil is an aviation sales professional with wide experience of the aircraft industry. He began his career with an aircraft engineering apprenticeship at British Aerospace and worked as an engineer on new production aircraft and military fast jets before promotion to senior management. Phil established his aircraft maintenance sales career at BAE SYSTEMS in the nineties where he developed new business with Airbus operators in the US, China, India, Europe and the Middle East. Phil was appointed as a Director of Sales at BAE SYSTEMS Asset Management in 2003 where he successfully placed more than fifty aircraft with airlines and operators world-wide.
Academically Phil has studied marketing at university and management at business school. As a self-certified aviation enthusiast Phil has a current private pilot’s license, he is also a member of the historic Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society at Old Warden in Bedfordshire.
Cardiff Aviation’s Chief Executive Mario Fulgoni commented that Phil’s aviation sales career, his passion for the industry and his previous senior management experience make him ideal to lead the Sales and Marketing team at Cardiff Aviation MRO.
Press Release by Cardiff Aviation Training Ltd
By Marc Kinch,
Robert Allison (pictured left), a budding young teenage pilot, has already notched up 15 hours PPL flying in a Robin light aircraft.
He was keen to explore the possibility of taking his passion for flying to the next level. To gain an insight into both the challenge and thrill of flying a commercial airliner, Robert booked a one hour flight experience session in the CATL 747-400 full motion simulator.
He was briefed beforehand by Captain Paul Jones about the main differences in handling technique between a light aircraft and a big jet. Paul also explained the function of some of the aircraft systems.
The flight in the simulator consisted of a takeoff, climb and then some general handling of the aircraft, including stall recovery. Robert then explored the use of the autopilot for an automatic landing and the use of the Flight Director. Subsequently, Robert then carried out a manual landing at Heathrow in good weather, a manual landing in marginal weather and the biggest challenge of all – a manual landing at night.
Captain Paul Jones commented “Robert has excellent aircraft handling skills and learns quickly. His level of natural flying ability is greater than some pilots with many more flying hours”.
We certainly wish Robert all the best for the future.
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Cardiff Aviation Training Ltd Press Release
By Marc Kinch,