04 October, 2018

West Wind Aviation appoints CEO and President

Michael Rodyniuk has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer, President and Accountable Executive of West Wind Aviation, the board confirmed this week.

According to the board of the Canadian company, Michael Rodyniuk brings a proven track record in the industry, strong dedication to safety, and unique success with Canadian northern airlines. He's been an airline executive since the 1990s.  His airline experience ranges from the large to the small airlines, most recently with regional carriers playing a vital role in Canada's north.  

"I am honoured to have the trust of the Board of Directors and look forward to leading and working with the West Wind team, with all its affiliates, contributing to their success," he said after the appointment had been confirmed. 

Mr Rodyniuk assumes his position as Chief Executive Officer, President and Accountable Executive for the West Wind Aviation Group of Companies made up of: West Wind Aviation Limited Partnership (WWA); Transwest Air Limited Partnership (TWA) including Northern Shield Helicopter (NSH); Pronto Airways Limited Partnership (Pronto); and Snowbird Aviation Services Limited Partnership (SAS).  "Each of our companies has a unique, competitive market position which will be strengthening before moving to a disciplined growth strategy," said Rodyniuk.  "TWA, WWA, NSH, Pronto and SAS will each be solidified as market leaders providing safe, reliable air transportation services to the communities we serve." 

Passengers and crew of a West Wind Aviation ATR aircraft had a very lucky escape in December 2017 when the aircraft crashed shortly after take-off in Saskatchewan, Canada. The company had its operators' certificate removed for a period after the crash as Transport Canada investigated the accident. The company was allowed to resume flying operations in May of this year.