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Smith will use Navy experience to Heli-One's advantage
Colin Smith is delighted to take a new post with Heli-One, where he will lead the execution of its growth strategy. His focus will be on anticipating the market and responding to customer requirements.
Smith will be looking to provide first-class maintenance.
Read this story in our September 2023 printed issue.

Heli-One, a provider of helicopter maintenance and support services, has appointed Colin Smith as its new head of growth and strategy. Smith will be responsible for development and execution of the Heli-One business strategy to cohesively bring its products to market, support its customers and strategically position it to grow the business.

He has over 30 years of aerospace and defence experience, including time as a US Navy helicopter pilot, test pilot and maintenance officer. Following his military career, he worked for Bell Helicopter and Hendsoldt, leading business development and programme management.

Miguel Carrasco, president, Heli-One, comments: “Colin joins us at an exciting time as we continue to execute on our growth strategy. The $42 billion maintenance services and MRO helicopter market is expanding, and demand for support services is growing rapidly. Colin's wealth of industry, aviation and military experience will be invaluable as we respond to increased demand and work closely with our customers to support their continued success. We are delighted to welcome Colin on board.”

Smith adds: “I am delighted to take up this opportunity at Heli-One to lead the execution of our growth strategy. My focus will be on anticipating the market and responding to the customer requirements with innovative maintenance solutions that will optimise their aircraft availability and mission performance. Our team's deep maintenance and industry expertise across a diverse array of helicopters means we possess the essential technical skills and leadership to provide first-class maintenance and support services worldwide. I am excited to be on the Heli-One team and work closely with our customers to meet their evolving needs.”

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