Heneghan eager to start scaling the Summit
June 11, 2014, Vancouver - Industry veteran and Wings and Helicopters correspondent Walter Heneghan has a new role.
By Carey Fredericks
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.
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.