Canadian helicopter MRO Heli-One has appointed Jacek Baranowski as the new general manager of Heli-One Poland, located in Rzeszow. Baranowski will oversee all MRO operations; base maintenance, component repair and storage/return-to-service programmes.
“It is a great honour to join Heli-One. My colleagues are true professionals and coming from a technical background myself, I respect the challenging nature of their work and our industry. I am excited to lead this team and facility and to demonstrate to our current and future customers what sets us apart from other MROs,” says Baranowski.
“Jacek brings a strong combination of technical expertise and experience managing people, processes and budgets, as well as experience working with local and international customers. This will help us continue to further develop and grow our business in this important region,” adds VP Heli-One global operations Christian Drouin.
Baranowski has spent more than twenty years in the aviation industry, working for a number of first and second tier suppliers. He has held leadership positions at Bodycote Aerospace & Defence, Seco/Warwick Retech Thermal Equipment Manufacturing China, Wallair Engine Components (Velatia Group), General Electric Aviation and Listemann Group. He began his career as a metallurgist engineer at Pratt & Whitney Rzeszow (formerly WSK PZL Rzeszow SA) and has a Master of Science in aerospace metallic materials engineering from the Rzeszow University of Technology.
Heli-One Poland is an approved maintenance organisation with airframe capabilities for the Airbus AS332/H225/H135, Leonardo AW139 and Sikorsky S-76. The facility also offers extensive storage and return-to-service solutions for operators looking for competitive value.
Heli-One is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and has MRO operations in Richmond and in Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; and Rzeszow, Poland. It is one of the largest independent helicopter MROs and holds certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers such as Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and General Electric.