William “Bill” Collins joins Bristow Group


William “Bill” Collins has joined the Bristow Group as senior vice president, Global Operations.

In his new role Collins will be responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable operations of the group’s fixed and rotor wing operations.

“Bill has a proven commitment to aviation safety, with extensive experience in fixed-wing and maintenance operations, and has successfully worked in aviation, engineering and technical companies with increasing levels of leadership responsibility in functions including operations, support and sales, in the U.S. and overseas,” said Jonathan Baliff, president & CEO, Bristow Group. “He has the expertise to integrate our rotary and fixed-wing business into a worldwide aviation operation, while improving safety performance and continuing our operational excellence and transformation. His commercial aviation experience and operational knowledge and insight are welcome additions to our senior leadership team.”

Collins was previously at American Airlines where he was vice president, aircraft, engine and components operations responsible for the airlines’ aircraft overhaul division in the Americas, Asia and Europe.