Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Wilson da Silva Rocha as its new Chief Pilot.
Over the past nine years, Wilson worked in the offshore aviation industry as a type rating instructor for the S76 at Líder Taxi Aereo supporting their operation in Vitoria. Prior to that, he served 37 years in the Brazilian Navy and achieved the rank of Captain.
“Wilson is a crucial appointment that now completes the Helivia operational management team,” said President of Greenwich AeroGroup do Brazil John Fenton. “His addition to the team equips us with the professionals needed to ensure Helivia achieves its true potential.”
Amongst his other achievements, Wilson da Silva Rocha held the positions of Flight Instructor, Flight Safety Officer (1st Instruction Helicopters’ Squadron), Head of Air Operations (1st Anti-Submarine Attack Helicopters’ Squadron) and Flight Instructor and Training Officer (Naval Air Force).
Wilson da Silva Rocha graduated as a naval officer and Operational Mechanical Engineer and he holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Naval Science.