Advisory Council Member
Council Member since 2022
Andy grew up around airplanes, soloing at age 16 and building his first homebuilt aircraft, a Bensen gyrocopter, at age 19. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Studies in 1985 and then added a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science in 1993. He also holds a multi-engine commercial pilot rating and is an FAA licensed Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.
Prior to joining Bombardier, Andy spent 12 years in the airline industry, working as a licensed engineer and touring the world as part of an Aerobatic display team. He was later an instructor and chief technical instructor on several aircraft types including Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed aircraft.
In 1998, Andy joined Bombardier as manager of technical publications for Regional Aircraft and was later appointed Director of Customer Training. In May 2008, he was promoted Vice President, Customer Services and Support, Business Aircraft, responsible for the worldwide support of the Business Aircraft customer base, including Training; Fleet Reliability; Warranty; Technical Support; Publications; and Customer Service.
After 25 years with Bombardier and 42 years in the Industry, Andy retired in the summer of 2022. He remains actively involved in giving back to the industry and enjoys flying regularly in his Beechcraft Sierra and 1941 Piper Cub.