April 11, 2012
Gulfstream Aerospace recently named Thomas "Tom" Huff, a retired US Navy test pilot with more than 25 years of experience, to serve in the newly created position of aviation safety officer. Huff reports to Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.
Huff will oversee a comprehensive aviation safety programme for all Gulfstream flight operations, including experimental test, production test, demonstration and corporate flights. He provides independent safety oversight and promotes aviation safety and awareness throughout the company.
"This position reinforces our focus on aviation safety as an integral part of the Gulfstream culture," Flynn said. "Tom Huff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new post."
Huff comes to Gulfstream from Naval Test Wing where he served as the commander. A chief test pilot, he tested and evaluated Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and weapons systems while supervising a team of military, government civilian and contractor personnel conducting maintenance, modification and flight-test operations for 150 aircraft of 54 different types.
Huff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He also has a Master of Science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and another in foreign affairs and strategic studies from the US Naval War College in Newport.
Posted by Jenna M. Gagne, Office of Alumni Affairs
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