Mike Ward Joins DAS/Flite as Vice President of Sales, Parts and Component Repair
Mike Ward joins DAS/Flite as vice president of Sales, Parts and Component Repair. Eli DaSilva will assume a director of business development role and report to Ward, along with the sales team.
Ward brings over 25 years of aviation experience to the team. He most recently worked for Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, KS, as the senior general manager for its aftermarket MRO operation. He has spent the majority of his career in the VIP interior modifications business for wide-body head-of-state aircraft. Ward also formerly served as director/GM for Hawker Beechcraft Services and Textron Aviation Services’ MRO service center in Houston, TX.
Ward grew up and lived in Wichita for most of his life until moving to Texas in 2000. He and his wife, Ann, live east of Dallas. They have five children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ward is an avid sportsman and ranch owner. As an instrument-rated private pilot and aircraft owner, he has logged over 3,000 flight hours in the past 20 years.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is an FAA Part 145 Repair Station that provides support for corporate aircraft operators through the overhaul and repair of composites, structures and assemblies. Specializing in thrust reversers, control surfaces, engine cowls, pylon and floor panels, as well as radome repair and testing, DAS provides support for Bombardier Learjet and Challenger, Gulfstream, Piaggio, Embraer, Boeing, Hawker Beechcraft, Cessna, and Beechjet components. In addition, DAS has cultivated a diverse list of active partnerships within the aviation industry, including leading OEMs. Conveniently located just south of Dallas Love Field airport, DAS can support aggressive turn-times while maintaining the highest quality and competitive prices. To learn more visit www.dasvcs.com or call 972-723-3164.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of West Star Aviation Holding, operating under the unique brand while offering West Star Aviation customers its products and capabilities. For more information on West Star, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.