Thu, Jul 12, 2007
Former Superior Air Parts Exec Will Lead Efforts To Develop New
Powerplant Developments Limited (PPD) tells ANN aviation veteran
Timothy T. Archer was recently named President and CEO of the new
"Having someone with Tim’s reputation, integrity and
experience leading our team certainly puts us way ahead in many of
our certification and marketing efforts," Derek Graham, Chairman
and Co-Founder of PPD said. "Tim helped take his last company from
just a PMA parts supplier to becoming a certified engine
manufacturer. I can’t tell you what that experience will mean
to our efforts to bring the new Gemini Engine to market."
Located in West Sussex, England, the company is a joint
development effort by Westlake Air Services and Jade Air.
Powerplant Developments is developing a new diesel piston engine
for the general aviation market; the company expects to release
more details about that engine, and its possible uses, at
"I am extremely excited to have this opportunity," Archer said.
"It's not often in life where you get a chance to live your dream
-- and that's just what Powerplant Developments is giving me the
chance to do. This new engine is going to completely change how
pilots and manufacturers perceive piston engine performance,
reliability and value.
"I'm going to be part of a team that is going to do something
that will truly impact the way people use private airplanes for
recreation and business," Archer continued. "Not just in America
and Europe, but around the world."
Prior to joining Powerplant Developments, Archer was President
and CEO of Superior Air Parts. While there he oversaw the company's
development and FAA certification of the Vantage Engine. Before
being named Superior's President and CEO, Archer had held a variety
of positions in the company and was a long time TCM executive.
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