Helicopter maintenance and support services provider Heli-One has announced the appointment of Colin Smith as its new Head of Growth and Strategy. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for the development and execution of the Heli-One business strategy to bring its products to market, support its customers and grow the business.

Smith has over 30 years of aerospace and defence experience, including time as a US Navy helicopter pilot, test pilot and maintenance officer. Following his military career, Colin worked for Bell Helicopter and Hendsoldt Inc., leading Business Development and Programme Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Miguel Carrasco, President of Heli-One, said: “Colin joins us at an exciting time as we continue to execute on our growth strategy. The $42 billion maintenance services and MRO helicopter market is expanding, and demand for support services is growing rapidly. Colin’s wealth of industry, aviation and military experience will be invaluable as we respond to increased demand and work closely with our customers to support their continued success. We are delighted to welcome Colin.”

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