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Sabreliner Aviation names Clifford director of engineering

Perryville, Mo. - James Clifford has been named director of Engineering for Sabreliner Aviation, a growing, customer-focused provider of flight support for civil and military fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

April 6, 2015  By Sabreliner Aviation

Clifford, who joined the diversified aerospace company March 31, is responsible for Sabreliner Aviation’s overall engineering efforts and will spearhead Sabreliner Aviation’s aircraft renewals program. He brings to Sabreliner Aviation more than 40 years of exemplary operations and engineering leadership in new product development and Federal Aviation Administration certifications while at Kal-Aero, Duncan Aviation, National Flight Services, and Clifford Air Solutions.

Before joining Sabreliner Aviation, Clifford headed the development of multiple Williams turbine engine upgrades. Prior, he was general manger of National Flight Services, of Toledo, Ohio. He also worked for Kal-Aero, a service of Duncan Aviation, for more than 20 years, serving as a director of aircraft services, director of turbine engine services, director of avionics, vice president of product development and executive vice president.

As director of Engineering, he joins a new Sabreliner Aviation team that is committed to quality, on-time delivery and total customer satisfaction. Sabreliner Aviation features ever-expanding capabilities, including major overhauls, remanufacturing, and highly advanced upgrades.

“Sabreliner Aviation is on a path to create something historic in our industry,” he said. “And I’m excited to work with this re-dedicated team to help engineer a customer-driven future for our civil and military customers. We want to provide real value in today’s challenging and competitive environment, and I believe this team has what it takes to succeed globally.”


“We are excited to have a proven, industry veteran and leader like James join us as we move into the next stage of development on our aircraft renewals program,” said Sabreliner Aviation President Greg Fedele. “We’re making several important positive changes at Sabreliner Aviation – and we look forward to a memorable NBAA convention in November where we’ll be able to tell more about our progress.”


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