Updates From Western Aircraft
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has promoted Heather Aldred to the role of turboprop regional sales manager and hired Peter Chabay as its new turboprop quoter.
Ms. Aldred is a licensed A&P mechanic with more than 15 years of experience in Parts 91, 121, 135 and 141 corporate, business and private aviation. She holds professional training in ATR, King Air and Piper maintenance, and has performed maintenance on these aircraft herself.
Her career in aviation maintenance has taken her all over the west: she co-owned a maintenance company in Scappoose, Oregon, before taking a position as a line mechanic in Oahu, Hawaii. Next, she participated in the full restoration of several Cessna 150/152 aircraft for AOPA’s “Reimagined” project in Afton, Wyoming, before she joined Western Aircraft’s team in 2016.
Ms. Aldred most recently served as the Piper maintenance supervisor for Western’s aircraft services division. In her new role as turboprop regional sales manager, her responsibilities will include serving fleet turboprop customers, Pilatus, King Air and Piper operators.
Peter Chabay recently joined Western Aircraft. He has more than 14 years of experience in aviation. Having worked his way up from administrative duties at Gulfstream to service center customer liaison responsibilities at Pilatus. In his new role as turboprop quoter, he will employ his intimate knowledge of turboprop airframes to work closely with the sales team and customers to generate accurate quotes for services requested.
He achieved his bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Irvine and maintains his single-engine land certificate as a licensed private pilot.