Duncan (“Dunc”) B. Koerbel has been appointed president of Adam Aircraft. Koerbel’s aerospace career encompasses Raytheon Aircraft, Fairchild Dornier, Lockheed and Bombardier, where he has held senior positions in engineering, production and program management. He’ll be responsible for guiding the company as it continues to move forward on certification of the A700 AdamJet, as well as managing the successful A500 production and delivery programs. Joe Walker, who served as president from 2003, will continue as a consultant.
Koerbel will report to company founder, chairman and CEO Rick Adam, through John Wolf, who has joined the board of directors as lead director and board liaison.
“This is great news for Adam Aircraft, as we continue to make the transition from a development to a production company. Dunc adds extensive aircraft manufacturing experience to our team and will help accelerate our A700 certification and ramp up our manufacturing operation in moving the company forward,” stated Adam.
Koerbel comes to Adam Aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace, where he led the Global Express aircraft program. As vice president and general manager, Global Express and Global 5000 Business, at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal, Canada, Koerbel oversaw the Global Express XRS and Global 5000 business jet product line including engineering, aircraft production and completions. While at Lockheed Martin, he served as vice president and general manager, aircraft division; he was responsible for the aircraft heavy maintenance business, plus all facets of business development, operations, contracts and dealings with local and federal government customers and agencies.
As Fairchild Dornier’s vice president, New Airplane Program Office in Munich, Germany, Koerbel was in charge of the program office for the 728 and 928 airliner development programs. Koerbel began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft, serving in numerous capacities including leading the development and certification of the Premier I business aircraft, the first jet aircraft designed by the company and first clean sheet design in 15 years. He also ran the FAA Part 25 Beechjet 400A product line along with developing and certifying the FAA Part 23 Super King Air 350. A graduate of Penn State with a BS in aerospace engineering, Koerbel also holds an MBA from Wichita State University and is a commercial instrument rated pilot.
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