|News in Brief – People (December 2010)|
|Wednesday, 01 December 2010 00:00|
Brigadier General B.L. (Barney) MacMahon DSM: Barney MacMahon, former GOC of Air Corps passed away suddenly on 25th October. He will probably best remembered for his role in introducing helicopters into Air Corps service in 1963 and he together with the then Lt’ J. P. Kelly were the delivery pilots for the first two Alouette IIIs which arrived in Baldonnel on 26th November. He was instrumental in developing Search and Rescue (SAR) and air ambulance roles over the following years for which many people owe their lives today. He was involved in many of the early helicopter operations and he and his crew were awarded a Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for a rescue of a young student in Glendalough in appalling weather on 18th March 1970. He progressed through the ranks to achieve Brigadier General rank in 1985, retiring from the Air Corps in 1989. General MacMahon lived in Templeogue in Dublin and is survived by his wife Cecelia, his sons Declan and Ciarán and daughters Niamh and Aedín, his grandchildren, sisters and other relatives and friends.
Donal Rogers: Dublin Aerospace has announced the appointment of Donal Rogers as CEO with effect from 1st January 2011. He is currently Executive Board Director with vivaAerobus, the very successful Low Fares airline in Mexico and prior to this he worked for five years as CFO/Deputy CEO of Pegasus Airlines based in Istanbul, Turkey. Commenting on the appointment, Conor McCarthy, Executive Chairman said; “We are delighted to have Donal join Dublin Aerospace as CEO. He has a strong track record of Leadership, clear Strategic Thinking and a Cost Focus, which will enable Dublin Aerospace to extend our customer base around the world.
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