Shane Eddy is the new vice president of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. He was previously senior vice president of customer support and chief services officer for Bell Helicopter.
HSL 46, the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Anti-Subma- rine Squadron Light Four Six, has undergone a change of command. Cdr. Brad Garber (left) recently replaced Cdr. Doug Thompson at the helm of the unit.
Bell Helicopter’s Engineering and XworX organization has appointed Nick Lappos as chief technology officer. He will serve as chairman of the IRAD New Product planning board and represent Bell on the Vertical Lift Consortium. As part of a realignment plan, Lappos will oversee a group of technical fellows who previously reported to Jeff Lowinger, executive vice president of the Engineering unit. Bell has also named Martin Peryea director of XworX, which is based in Arlington, Va.
Air Methods of Denver, Colo. has hired Tom Curtis as vice president of its Products division. A former employee of GE Aviation and GE Commercial Aviation Services, Curtis succeeds Art Torwirt, who will remain with Air Methods to focus on military and government efforts.
FlightSafety International has promoted J. Scott Hunter to director of maintenance training sales. He was most recently director of maintenance training sales for regional airlines, after serving as manager of the company’s Teterboro learning center..
Waco, Texas-based Blackhawk Modifications has hired Darden Hamilton for a newly created position of supplemental type certificate (STC) director. Hamilton, a former state senator for Arizona, comes from ARINC Engineering Services, where he was principal engineer under contract with the U.S. Air Force. A pilot and instructor, Hamilton holds an A&P rating.