Fri, Jul 25, 2008
Duties To Include Oversight Of ODA Process
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced this week 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 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
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).
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