BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services Companies Welcome Hugh McElroy as President and COO

McElroy returns to provide strategic direction toward continued organizational success

15 October 2018

Dallas, TX – BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services companies announced today that Hugh McElroy, a veteran of the Dallas Airmotive and BBA Aviation leadership team, has returned to lead the GES businesses as President and Chief Operating Officer. McElroy will lead the GES companies by providing strategic direction that focuses on the continuous growth of the business and goal to fulfill customer and OEM expectations.

“I’m confident that Hugh will lead the GES businesses to further achievement of success by building on the positive performance demonstrated by the business during the past two years,” Mark Johnstone, CEO of BBA Aviation said.

Additionally, Johnstone commended McElroy for his extensive knowledge of the engine repair and overhaul business, respected reputation in the industry and value of the organization’s people and customers, alike. McElroy rejoins the team after three years spent as CEO of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, a manufacturing and services non-profit organization. McElroy has over 40 years of aviation and aerospace manufacturing and services experience, 16 of which were within BBA Aviation.

“I’m passionate about this business and working with those in a shared vision to continuously improve and exceed customer expectations,” Hugh McElroy, President and COO of Global Engine Services said. “GES continues to be a predominant provider of engine MRO support and with the recent facility upgrades and other operational improvements, I believe we are well-positioned for continued success. I look forward to leading GES to achieve long term sustainable growth and deliver operational excellence.”

The BBA Aviation Global Engine Services team is exhibiting at NBAA in Orlando, FL at BBA Aviation booth #1600. Visit the team at the show to learn more about the companies’ growth in 2018 or to discuss upcoming engine maintenance with a Regional Engine Manager.


About BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services

Dallas Airmotive and its sister company, H+S Aviation, have delivered world-class turbine engine service and support to the aviation industry for more than 80 years. The companies have established a global engine network through OEM authorizations in order to provide comprehensive maintenance services for engines powering the majority of the world’s B&GA and rotorcraft fleets. The network includes engine MRO centers in Dallas, TX and Portsmouth, UK, as well as 9 regional turbine centers around the world, and is supported by the industry’s largest field support team, including more than 50 field technicians with extensive engine repair experience. In addition, Global Engine Services includes two companies that specialize in turbine engine and parts sales, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company (BTEC), as well as an accessories repair organization, International Governor Services (IGS). For more information, please visit DallasAirmotive.com, HSaviation.co.uk, InternationalTurbineService.com, BarrettTurbineEngine.com or InternationalGovernor.com.

About BBA Aviation plc

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support, Signature TECHNICAirTM and EPIC Fuels which provide premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. EPIC Fuels is a global provider of aviation fuels, supplies and services. Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. Engine Repair & Overhaul (ERO)/Global Engine Services is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.

On 1 March 2018 BBA Aviation announced that it was conducting a strategic review of the ERO business and, at the end of May 2018, management committed to a plan to sell substantially all of the business and the relevant assets and liabilities were classified as held for sale.