Fred A. McOmber Jr. has joined Key Air as manager of ground training. The 41-year business and commercial aviation industry veteran comes to Key Air with extensive management and training experience, spanning more than 36 years in the business aviation industry, with an additional five years in the commercial airline industry.
McOmber was director of aviation at Unisys Corporation for 30 years. He managed the corporate aviation department, in both jet and helicopter worldwide operations. He was responsible for all operations, meeting industry standards and compliancy with FAA/ICAO regulations.
As the director of operations for Connecticut Air Service, McOmber had been accredited with assisting the restructure of an aviation business, from insolvency to becoming one of the largest training/charter/sales institutions in New England. He obtained all certifications for Part 91, 135 and 141 curriculums with FAA and VA approval for veterans training.
As the instructor/standards pilot for Japan Airlines, McOmber was responsible for jet indoctrination training and developing training manuals and certifications with JAL/FAA, to improve quality instruction, in concert with JAL line operations.
A certified flight instructor, McOmber has total flight time of 18,450 hours and is rated for DA20, DA50, G1159 and GIVSP. As the new manager of ground training for Key Air, McOmber will be responsible for providing Part 135 and Part 91 certification curriculum, ensuring flight crews meet industry standards and compliancy and coordinating safety awareness in concert with the safety officer.
Fleet rapidly rising
Key Air recently added four new large-cabin aircraft to its fleet, based in Oxford, Conn. Two Bombardier aircraft—an opulent 12-passenger Global 5000 and a 10-passenger Challenger 300—along with a 14-passenger Gulfstream IVSP and a nine-passenger Gulfstream 200, have joined Key Air’s growing fleet of late model cabin aircraft.
Key Air’s continued growth can be attributed to the nine new luxurious transcontinental aircraft added to its fleet within the last 12 months. Key Air, an industry leader in aircraft management and worldwide executive charter for the past 20 years, has been recognized for providing a level of safety and customer service unsurpassed in the industry. Specializing in mid, super-mid and large cabin aircraft, the company is a Wyvern-Wingman recommended operator and an ARG/US Platinum rated operator.
Key Air is located at Waterbury-Oxford Airport and provides easy access from the New York metropolitan area. Offering aircraft management services and worldwide executive charter to a very exclusive and growing clientele, Key Air currently manages 18 mid, super-mid and large late model aircraft.
For more information, visit [http://www.keyair.com].