Former Gulf Helicopters boss takes over at City of Derry Airport

City of Derry Airport's new manager, Steve Frazer

CITY of Derry Airport has appointed a new manager.

Steve Frazer has been recruited to the Eglinton operation from Gulf Helicopters in Qatar, where he held the roles of director of engineering and deputy chief executive officer.

The Limavady native, who has more than 30 years' experience in the aviation and MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) sector, said it has always been his ambition to return and work in the north.

He spent 19 years with British Airways before moving to Harrods Aviation and eventually re-locating to Qatar, where he was responsible for managing Gulf Helicopter's business, employing over 200 staff over the last seven years.

“I feel very positive about the year that lies ahead,” said the new airport manager. “City of Derry Airport presents fantastic opportunity and potential for growth which could yield great benefit, not only for the airport team, but also the wider north west region.

“I would like to thank the most recent Airport Manager, Charlene Shongo, for her fantastic efforts, and I hope to continue the great success that Charlene has paved.”

Contracts director at City of Derry Airport, Clive Coleman, added: “It's fantastic to have such a highly experienced professional join us and I have absolutely no doubt that Steven will be a huge asset to the team and is very well equipped to progress the airport's development.”

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