Monday, April 09, 2012

Gulfstream hires former Navy test pilot to safety officer position created after fatal crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has hired a former Navy test pilot to be its first aviation safety officer, a position the business jet manufacturer created after four employees were killed in a crash a year ago.

The Savannah-based company announced Monday that the job will be filled by Tom Huff, a pilot with more than 25 years of experience who retired from the Navy earlier this year. Huff's last job in the military was commanding the Maryland-based Naval Test Wing, Atlantic.

He comes to Gulfstream after one of the company's G650 jets crashed in New Mexico in April last year. Investigators said the plane went down after takeoff as the crew was simulating an engine failure. Four employees died.

Gulfstream says Huff will have independent safety oversight over its flight operations.

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