Operational management system supplier, Centrik, has appointed David Russell as Aviation Authority Lead, in a move designed to further strengthen the levels of support the system provides National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) across the globe.
Formerly a military pilot with the Royal Navy, Russell brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, including 14 years managing Flight Operations at the UK CAA and most recently four years on international assignments with CAAi, working as an aviation safety consultant to a number of national authorities, including Thailand, Spain and Kuwait.
He says of his appointment: “No two aviation authorities are the same, but at a base level each one is interested in ensuring the safety of their people, their aircraft and their flight crews – and through Centrik, they already have all the tools they need to do exactly that.
“What I’m bringing to the business is more of a holistic view of aviation authorities around the world, meaning I can use this experience and knowledge to refine Centrik’s exceptional functionality even further, ensuring it remains the ultimate solution for any NAA.”
Fully EASA and ICAO-compliant, Centrik already provides comprehensive operational management solutions to NAAs across the globe. The system allows them to move away from antiquated hardcopy regulatory oversight, to a fully-integrated, cloud-based system that can streamline all safety, risk and mandatory occurrence reporting, improve workflow management, create and manage aircraft registrations, and much more.
“It’s almost impossible to list everything Centrik offers its customers; the system really does provide catch-all functionality, and that’s why it is used by businesses across every sector of the aviation industry.
“I’ve experienced first-hand how dynamic a system Centrik is when working with the Thailand Aviation Authority, so I feel I’m uniquely positioned to develop the system even further – it’s a really exciting opportunity,” Russell adds.
Notes to editor:
Centrik provides complete operational management systems for the aviation, military, maritime and banking sectors, and helps ensure regulatory compliance. Born from the civil aviation sector, Centrik currently has more than 48,500 users working in some of the most highly regulated and safety critical industries in the world.
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