Barry Eccleston Appointed to the Board of Directors of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta … August 20, 2014 … The FLYHT Aerospace Solutions LtdÂ board of directors has appointed Mr. Barry Eccleston as a director of the company, effective August 19, 2014.Â Mr. Eccleston is president of Airbus Americas, Inc.
Mr. Eccleston currently oversees all efforts of Airbus in North America. He joined Airbus from Honeywell where he served as vice president in different departments and global regions with responsibility for the $1.4 billion business aviation, turboprop, regional fan and military engine businesses. Prior to that, he held increasingly senior positions with Rolls-Royce for 29 years, culminating as president and CEO Rolls-Royce Canada and president and CEO of International Aero Engines, in which Rolls-Royce was a major shareholder.
Bill Tempany, CEO stated, “We are very excited to have a person of Barry’s caliber join our board at this important time in FLYHT’s evolution. The company is entering a growth phase, and we are confident his contribution will be significant to our success in the coming years. We have worked for years to develop technologies to help the aviation industry improve its financial performance and – with the guidance of our new board members – we hope to increase the adoption rate of our technologies.”
Mr Eccleston commented, “The aviation industry needs to embrace beneficial new technologies and I believe that FLYHT’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) and related products are at the forefront of this movement. I have been impressed with FLYHT’s technology since I first saw it and I am convinced that AFIRS will help all facets of aviation by improving performance, enhancing efficiency and allowing an already extremely safe industry, to become even safer. I joined the board to help FLYHT continue to drive utilization of its industry leading technologies and to give back to an industry that has been good to me throughout my career.”
Mr. Eccleston holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Loughborough University and completed the International Executive program at the Institute of Management Development, Switzerland.
Barry is a private pilot, he has served as chairman of the Washington, D.C. branch of the RAeS, and is a past member of the Flight Safety Foundation Board of Governors. He is currently president of The Wings Club, and was a member of NBAA’s Associate Member Advisory Council, and is a member of the British-American Business Association Board of Directors.