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Sloane Helicopters appoints new Operations Director


Published: 8th December 2022

Sloane Helicopters is delighted to announce that Mark Abbey has joined the Company as the Operations Director. Under this role, Mark will oversee all Operational areas of the Company including Maintenance, Part M, Logistics, Flight Operations and Flight Training.

Having been the CEO and Regional Director for CHC EMEA before joining Sloane, Mark brings a robust wealth of aviation experience spanning over 40 years. Starting his career as an Engineering Apprentice with BAE SYSTEMS, Mark quickly progressed to executive positions, including Managing Director for Hampson Aerospace PLC. During his wide-ranging profession, Mark has developed a solid technical background, gaining invaluable operational and management experience across the world.

“I am excited to be joining such a multifaceted company as Sloane. With over 50 years of outstanding services built on trust, expertise and safety, I look forward to commencing my role as the Operations Director, working toward growth and increased resilience for Sloane,” says Mark.

David George (Chairman) said “We are pleased to welcome Mark to Sloane Helicopters. His wealth of experience within the aviation industry not only strengthens but brings greater resilience to the management team. Mark’s appointment underpins the Company’s long-term investments in support of its continued expansion and forthcoming growth plans. This is an exciting time for the future of Sloane.”

Founded over 51 years ago by its current Chairman, David George, Sloane Helicopters is a leading European onshore helicopter company providing a full suite of aviation services including Engineering, Flight Operations and Flight Training. As the sole UK and Ireland Distributor and authorised Service Centre for Leonardo Helicopters for over 27 years, Sloane has developed an unrivalled close partnership with the manufacturer and is renowned for its expertise with Leonardo products. Sloane has also been a UK and Ireland Dealer for Robinson for over 46 years and operates an approved Robinson Service Centre.