The NBAA Safety Committee successfully executed its leadership transition plan during the annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) held recently in Orlando. Hope Aviation’s Eric Barfield joined the Safety Committee in 2002 and was asked to be a part of the leadership team in 2008. He then succeeded HP Aviation Director Rich Walsh as chair in 2012 and has now passed the torch to Altria’s Steve Charbonneau. Dave Ryan of MedImpact steps up to serve as Vice Chair and Global Aerospace’s Marilena Sharpell joins the leadership team as Secretary.
During Eric’s tenure on the Safety Committee, he was a key participant in helping roll out many initiatives aimed at promoting and improving the level of safety and risk mitigation in the business aviation community:
Eric Barfield is recognized for his years of service to the NBAA Safety Committee.