Heneghan eager to start scaling the Summit
June 11, 2014, Vancouver - Industry veteran and Wings and Helicopters correspondent Walter Heneghan has a new role.
Heneghan has moved on from Canadian Helicopters to join the team at the Summit Group as VP Health, Safety & Environmental Protection. Based in Edmonton, he will be located at Ledcor head office until the company's new hangar space in Edmonton is complete.
As a member of the senior leadership team, Heneghan is responsible for overseeing and growing the safety program for both Summit Air and Summit Helicopters. He will provide tactical and strategic leadership on the implementation, development, and use of HS&E programs as well as develop short- and long-term operational safety objectives to meet the needs our growing company.
Heneghan brings more than 35 years of experience within the aviation industry to the Summit team. For the past four years, he held the position of Vice President, Safety & Quality with Canadian Helicopters Limited. Prior to that, he worked as the Safety Manger for their EMS Division, flew as an EMS pilot throughout Canada and worked in the North. A graduate of the Royal Military College with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, Walter served for 13 years as an Air Force pilot including an overseas peacekeeping deployment in Egypt, and instructing at the Air Force Helicopter flight school before joining the civil aviation industry.
As an experienced pilot, mentor, check airman, and safety advocate, Heneghan has more than 6,000 hours of flying experience including in both fixed wing and rotary aircraft.