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Meet the Eastern Atlantic team

A company built upon reputation must be backed up by personnel who themselves have integrity, experience and knowledge. A company is judged on its quality of service and its performance in which it delivers that service. This is provided by the team behind the scenes as much as those in the spotlight. That team is as follows.

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MD & CEO

Simon Oliphant-Hope is the founder and 100% share holder of Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Ltd. Simon is an experienced pilot having over 8,500 hours with a Commercial Pilots Licence, Instrument Rating and a CFI rating. To list just a few great achievements would certainly include long distance ferry flights from America to England, flying around the world in 2001 and 2004 in which he claimed the 'Around the World' and 'New York to London' World Speed Records and as Pierce Brosnan's double in James Bond - Die Another Day.

Sales Director

Jamie Chalkley is the Sales Director, Flight Instructor and Chief Pilot. Jamie is an experienced pilot holding FAA / EASA Commercial Licences with an EASA Instructor Rating and is an approved CAA Test Pilot on helicopters. Jamie also has a fixed wing licence just in case there isn't a helicopter nearby to fly! He has worked on a number of movies including Bond Films Die Another Day and Casino Royale and most recently Red 2. Jamie has also done a few long distance ferry flights although definitely not as long as Simon's "big one"!

VP International Business Development

Barbara Duffy heads up the International Business Development Team. Based from her Florida office, Barbara reaches out globally sourcing and selling aircraft. With over 14 years industry experience Barbara’s knowledge and expertise in the commercial, utility and offshore sectors provide sound and reliable customer support with acquisitions and disposals of both single aircraft sales and fleet aircraft transactions. And don’t ever worry about the pressure being too much because if things heat up, Barbara is also a fully qualified firefighter!

Sales Support

Wayne Parsons looks after the day-to-day running of aircraft, and works closely with the sales team during aircraft completion and shipping. Wayne has 40 years' engineering experience and the sharpest eagle eye for detail you've ever seen. When you have a dedicated sales company you need a dedicated sales team with sharp attention to detail, Wayne is here to ensure the helicopters are always presented in showroom condition every day of the year.

Chief Engineer

Simon Willard is the Chief Engineer and Technical Records Manager. Simon has many years' industry experience gained on fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He has held several key posts, holding positions within well respected maintenance organisations and is factory trained on several types. Simon is also an accomplished fixed wing pilot with warbird flying experience and also joins the Eastern Atlantic club of long distance ferry pilots - just ask him about his trip from northern Denmark back to the UK... in a Piper Cub!

Engineering

Nigel Mills works has some 30 years' engineering experience with a variety of factory courses to his credit. Nigel is a very skilled field engineer and a high quality craftsman and has a particular skill for track and balancing to make the absolute smoothest flying aircraft possible.

Parts Manager

Dave Swain is the Parts Manager and has worked in the sales and procurement of parts for over 35 years in the aviation industry. Dave has excellent experience in dealing with import and export of parts and the associated documentation required. He also ran a CAMO office for some 10 years in a previous role.

Financial Controller

Richard Faulds is the Financial Controller. Richard's extensive international accounting background combined with his experience in business contract law make him an asset within the company and sales team alike.

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