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Dear All,

The Board of Directors and Management of Aero Surveys Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Charles William Minyila as Chief Pilot, (ATR, Operations) of Aero Surveys Limited, effective July 17th, 2017. 

Reporting directly to the Director Flight Operations, he shall be responsible for the supervision of flight crew training and line operations to ensure all activities are conducted in accordance with the regulatory requirements, policies and procedures of Starbow.

Charles, shall work in conjunction with Director Flight Operations and Flight Operations Manager in establishing new policies and procedures for aircraft operations, flight crew duties and operational administration and particularly through standardization, quality, safety and security activities.  

He shall be responsible for supervising and giving leadership to all pilots both on and off flight duty, maintaining good moral and high standard of discipline and conduct.

He will be responsible for coordinating with the Maintenance Department for all technical aspects of the aircraft operation (including the content of the DDM).

Charles shall be responsible for maintaining liaison with the administration office on all relevant matters pertaining to pilots on the fleet.

He shall also be responsible for setting, maintaining flight operations standards and procedures to ensure a safe and efficient operation of the ATR aircraft operated on behalf of the Company, in cooperation with the DFO and all other relevant departments such as crew training and Ground Operations department.

Charles other responsibilities include the ensuring the functioning of the Quality System within his areas of responsibilities and conducting inspection flights, checking the flight and cabin crew’s professional standards and, if necessary,the prescription of  additional training schedules and liaising with the Human Resources to ensure that the mandatory checks of his crew are being conducted periodically.

Until this recent appointment, Captain Charles Minyila was a  Line Captain ATR 72-500.

Between September 2015 and June 2016, he was Line Captain ATR 42-300 with Lease-Fly, Portugal.

He was Appointed Acting Chief Pilot with Solenta Aviation, Ghana from November 2014 – April 2015.

Between April 2013 – October 2014  he was appointed Acting Chief Pilot with FLY 540 Ghana.

In November 2011, Charles, was Line Training Captain on the ATR 72-500 with FLY 540 Ghana.

Between years 2008 and 2011, he worked with Antrak Airline.

He is type rated on the LET 410 UVP E-20, Beechcraft 1900, ATR 42-300, ATR 72-500,   ATR 72-200  and the ERJ 170/190  Aircraft respectively.

He has schooled with the Flight Safety Paris & Amsterdam, the Global Aviation Training, Spain, the ATR Training Center, France, Skyblue Aviation, UK, Oxford Aviation Academy, among many others.

On behalf of the Board and Management of Starbow, we welcome Captain Minyila to his newly appointed role.

 We are all encouraged to give him our maximum and necessary support.