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Yahav next CEO of Universal Avionics

March 7, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, announced that Dror Yahav will be become chief executive officer of the company, effective April 10, 2019. Yahav transitions to CEO as his predecessor, Paul DeHerrera, retires after 25 years of service with UA.

Paul DeHerrera and Dror Yahav at Heli-Expo. (Photo: Universal Avionics)

The company’s board of directors accepted the request of DeHerrera to retire from his position in the upcoming month, confirming the appointment of Yahav as his successor.

“It has been an honour to serve and lead UA over the years and to witness it grow and prosper. Merging into Elbit Systems was key to UA’s future growth, and I was proud to lead that strategic move and to work to shore it up since the closing last year,” said DeHerrera. UA is an outstanding company with outstanding employees, and I believe that under Mr. Yahav’s leadership, UA will further expand its leading position in the Commercial Aviation market. A

Yahav joined Elbit Systems in 2001 and has been serving as vice president of commercial aviation in the company’s Aerospace Division for the past eight years. UA explains he led the introduction of the EFVS and HUD technologies to commercial aviation, including the first EFVS for commercial helicopters and the introduction of wearable HUD technology for the Air Transport market.

Yahav has 22 years of experience as a pilot, flying fighters, trainers and commercial airplanes. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and an Executive MBA degree from Tel Aviv University.



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