Richard Mintern appointed CEO of Bond Aviation Group
28 May 2012. The Bond Aviation Group announces the appointment of
Richard Mintern to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Mintern comes with nearly 30 years’ experience leading different functions of
international aviation businesses, most recently as Group COO of The
Monarch Travel Group. Prior to Monarch he held positions at Britannia Airways
and British Aerospace.
A spokesperson for the Group stated “Richard Mintern’s operational and
commercial experience in the aviation industry will play an important part in
developing our business in the UK, Northern Europe and Australia. Bond
Aviation has a great pedigree in the provision of services in Emergency
Services and Oil and Gas markets.” The spokesperson added, “We would also
like to take this opportunity to thank Geoff Williams for his tremendous
contribution to the growth of the Bond Aviation Group and wish him a very
It was also announced that Bill Munro has decided to step aside as Managing
Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters.
Malcolm Paine, hitherto Director of Operations at the company, will assume
leadership of the business with immediate effect. Paine brings an extensive
knowledge of Bond Offshore Helicopters and its operations, as well as strong
relationships with its customers.
Richard Mintern said, “My first priority will be to work with Malcolm and our
existing customers to conduct an extensive review of Bond Offshore
Helicopters’ operations and customer service, in order to ensure that we
provide the highest levels of service. I look forward to starting this process
About Bond Aviation Group
Bond Aviation Group (Bond) is the UK's largest independent emergency and
mission critical helicopter operator providing air ambulance helicopter services,
police and marine support to offshore wind farms and lighthouses as well as
mission critical, search and rescue and energy support services in the North
Sea to blue chip oil companies.
With a fleet of over forty-three aircraft and operations accumulating more than
106,000 flight hours across the globe the group benefits from an international
presence and a commercially strong and financially stable parent company.
Bond currently operates from bases in the UK and Australia, employing 543
people and with a turnover of £137m (annualised) in 2011.
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