BBA Aviation Flight Support appoints Pat Pearse as Managing Director BBA Aviation Flight Support EMEA
Jan 16, 2013
Pearse’s new role includes oversight and management of 17 Signature Flight Support and ASIG locations in the United Kingdom and Europe with over 1,600 staff members.
Pearse has over 40 years of airline industry experience and has held executive management positions with British Airways, British Airways Regional Cargo and MK Airlines. He joined ASIG in 2010 with responsibility for leading ASIG's growth in the ground handling sector and further development of the aircraft fueling business in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Commenting on his recent expanded responsibilities Pearse said “I am delighted to be able to share my experience gained in the commercial airline business and across the wider ground handling environment with my colleagues in Signature. I look forward to deploying industry best practices in the Signature Flight Support and ASIG operations ensuring that we continuously improve our customer service offerings and build long-lasting customer and industry relationships.”
Pearse reports directly to S. Michael Scheeringa, President and CEO of BBA Aviation’s Flight Support division which includes Signature Flight Support and Aircraft Service International Group Inc. (ASIG).
Scheeringa commented on Pearse’s appointment, “Mr. Pearse brings a wealth of commercial aviation and ground handling knowledge to BBA Aviation Flight Support. His success at ASIG has demonstrated his leadership and business acumen. Managing both ASIG and Signature Flight Support in EMEA region will allow BBA Aviation Flight Support to deploy best practices across the region offering our customers safe, world-class service experiences whether flying commercially or in a business aircraft. Under Mr. Pearse’s leadership, BBA Aviation Flight Support EMEA will continue to look for opportunities for expansion in the region as well as continued investment in our people and infrastructure.”
BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 200 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.