Tom Huff appointed aviation safety officer at Gulfstream
Gulfstream Aerospace recently
named Thomas “Tom” Huff, a retired US Navy test pilot with more than 25 years
of experience, to serve in the newly created position of aviation safety
officer. Huff reports to Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.
Huff will oversee a
comprehensive aviation safety programme for all Gulfstream flight operations,
including experimental test, production test, demonstration and corporate
flights. He provides independent safety oversight and promotes aviation safety
and awareness throughout the company.
“This position reinforces
our focus on aviation safety as an integral part of the Gulfstream culture,”
Flynn said. “Tom Huff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new
Huff comes to Gulfstream
from Naval Test Wing where he served as the commander. A chief test pilot, he
tested and evaluated Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and weapons systems while
supervising a team of military, government civilian and contractor personnel
conducting maintenance, modification and flight-test operations for 150
aircraft of 54 different types.
Huff earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in engineering at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He also has a Master of Science
degree in aviation systems from the University
of Tennessee in Knoxville
and another in foreign affairs and strategic studies from the US Naval War
College in Newport.