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West Coast Aviation Names New Vice President, Flight Operations and Welcomes New DO


Leading aviation services provider, West Coast Aviation Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Trenerry to the executive position of Vice President, Flight Operations. The company also welcomes back aviation veteran and newly named Director of Operations (DO), Jerry Hansen to its operations team. The newly appointed aviation professionals will bring a wealth of experience and operational knowledge further strengthening the company’s commitment to providing the highest standards of aviation services.

Ms. Trenerry joined West Coast Aviation Services in 2004 and has held multiple key positions within the company including her previous positon as the Business Operations Manager. She maintains the Drug and Alcohol Program and administers oversight with operational audits. She was instrumental to the restructuring and developmental growth of KMR Aviation, the Ontario, CA based operator and affiliate partner of West Coast Aviation Services, serving as the General Manager during its transitional stage. Her leadership style and strategic planning skills have streamlined both companies’ business operations, flight operations and training processes. In her new position, Ms. Trenerry will be focused on safety, customer service, and operational efficiency as she manages the aircraft charter, fractional shares and management side of the company.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead such an exemplary group of aviation professionals,” commented Laura Trenerry. “The operational team – everyone on the ground and in the air – works closely together to meet challenges and develop solutions to provide our clients with the highest standards in aviation services. We are committed to raising the bar with our processes, crew training and customer service. We are focused on a growth strategy aligned with our Vision of taking the West Coast Aviation Services brand from a Western Regional operator to a nationally known service provider.”

A 28-year veteran in the aviation industry, Jerry Hansen returns to West Coat Aviation Services as its Director of Operations. He will be directly managing an operations team supporting numerous aircraft based in various locations while maintaining a fully compliant, safe and reliable Part 135 and Part 91 operation. He will continue to direct communications with the FAA, provide flight-line oversight, institute the company’s operational plans and policies, and oversee the training of flight personnel. Mr. Hansen, along with his operational team – Edward Walsh (Director of Safety), Ken Stave (Chief Pilot) and Jonas Bielkevicius (Assistant Chief Pilot) – are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety standards and training while promoting a culture of compliance and safety. Mr. Hansen is a line pilot for the Challenger 604 charter fleet operated under the KMR certificate and holds ATP, CFI Gold Seal, MEI, CE550, HS125, and BE30 pilot certifications.

“We are excited to have Laura and Jerry on the team,” said Gary Standel, West Coast Aviation Services’ President and Founder. “We are looking forward to new growth to our operation.”

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