CHC Helicopter Adds to Executive Team, Promotes Senior Leader

By Staff Writer | March 23, 2015

Hooman Yazhari has started with CHC Helicopter as general counsel and chief administrative officer. Mr. Yazhari is succeeding Michael O’Neill as general counsel.

Mr. Yazhari has more than a decade of experience as an executive in the aviation sector, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation. He served in leadership roles at Gategroup, an aviation product and service provider. Mr. Yazhari began his career as a solicitor in the London and Tokyo offices of Linklaters; practiced at Chadbourne & Parke; and was a founding director, general counsel and managing director of EM Health Limited. He holds a law degree from Oxford University and master of laws from the London School of Economics.

Additionally, Anthony DiNota has been promoted to president of Heli-One, CHC’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) segment. For most of the past year, he has been vice president, Commercial, for Heli-One. Mr. DiNota now oversees the entire organization of the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter MRO services, including MRO operations in Boundary Bay, British Columbia; Fort Collins, Colo.; Stavanger, Norway; and Rzeszow, Poland.


Mr. DiNota has 30 years of experience in rotary-wing and fixed-wing aviation. Prior to Heli-One, he was at Airbus Helicopters as executive vice president for Commercial Sales, Marketing, Training and Customer Support. Earlier, Mr. DiNota was president and chief operating officer (COO) at Omniflight Helicopters and COO at Atlantic Southeast Airlines. A graduate of Thomas Edison State College (Trenton, N.J.) and Shorter College (Rome, Ga.), he also has experience with Delta Airlines and in aviation for The Singer Company.

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