Thursday, September 15, 2016

Air Methods Named Morrissette Senior Vice President of Aviation Operations

DENVER, Sept. 15, 2016 -- Air Methods, America’s largest air medical provider and helicopter operator, today announced the promotion of Leo Morrissette to senior vice president of aviation operations.

“Leo brings more than 30 years of aviation experience and strategic direction to the leadership team,” said Mike Allen, Air Methods’ president of air medical services. “This new role is imperative to the future success of our air medical services division. Leo will strengthen our commitment to our team and partners by elevating the quality and focus of our aviation operations.”

Morrissette will oversee the Company’s air medical part 135 certificate operations, including aviation, maintenance, and pilot training, in addition to Air Methods Communications (AirCom) and fleet management. Morrissette joined Air Methods in 2013 as vice president of aviation support services, providing leadership support for aviation in the field.

“It’s been a pleasure having Leo on the part 145 team over the past three years,” add Archie Gray, senior vice president of aviation support services. “He managed the supply chain team, maintenance training and part 145 maintenance department with the utmost professionalism, and we are looking forward to seeing that translate into his new role within the air medical part 135 operations.”

Prior to Air Methods, Morrissette served as vice president of operations at CHC/Heli-One, the world’s largest helicopter services company specializing in helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul, transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms, and rescue services. He was responsible for all maintenance operations in North America. From 2002 through 2011, Morrissette served in leadership roles, including vice president of customer support, at Turbomeca, a French manufacturer of low- and medium-power gas turbine turboshaft engines for helicopters. He started his career as an AP mechanic in 1989, after serving in the United States Army as a helicopter technician.

“It’s always been about working as a team,” added Morrissette. “We have a great team, and I’m looking forward to bringing core responsibilities back to the functions of aviation and maintenance. This will empower our talented workforce to do what they do best and to continue to grow within their roles.”

Morrissette received an Executive Master of Business Administration in international business from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provide helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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