Greenwich AeroGroup announced today it has hired aviation veteran John Fenton as its new President of Greenwich AeroGroup do Brazil. In his new role John will lead the revitalization and restructuring of Helivia, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, which provides offshore helicopter charter services for the oil and gas industry.


Fenton has held various worldwide operational leadership roles during his 22 years in aviation in areas including Brazil, Antigua, Italy, Turkey, Cameroon and Chad.  Throughout his career he has utilized his strong interpersonal skills, organizational and cross functional expertise to successfully manage all operational and financial aspects for both helicopter and fixed wing businesses supporting the oil and gas industry. 


“We are extremely excited to have John join our team at Helivia,” said Director of Business Development for Helivia Aero Taxi Helio Jose Ribeiro. “John is a seasoned professional with an excellent reputation in the off shore oil and gas industry and he will assist us in the next phase of the revitalization of Helivia.  With seasoned management in place and the backing of our partner Greenwich AeroGroup, we look forward to rapidly growing our operational capabilities.”   


Most recently, Fenton led CHC’s Brazilian Helicopter Services (BHS), where he facilitated an extraordinary rate of expansion growing BHS into the second largest offshore helicopter operator in Brazil.


Fenton holds a certificate from the University of California in aviation safety management, a diploma in management and leadership from Bournemouth & Poole College and an airline transport pilot’s license.


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