Liam Bagnell (MBA) has over 45 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Liam has been with the Irish Air Corps, Aer Lingus and went on to found Aero Inspection in 2003.
As well as possessing Part 66 licences on almost all types of modern commercial airliners, Liam holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Limerick in Aviation Management.
Liam is an approved borescoper, an FAA IA, and holds a PPL.
Chief Commercial Officer
As a founding member of Aero Inspection with her husband Liam Bagnell, she has been instrumental to the success of the company. Since its foundation in 2004, the company has become a thriving business winning many awards.
In addition to her responsibilities as Chief Commercial Officer, Ann leads the Aircraft Weighing Department and has ensured that Aero Inspection has become a leading aircraft weighing contractor on the island of Ireland. Additionally, she manages the commercial elements of the Aero Inspection Battery Shop.
She has a certificate from the Law Society of Ireland in Aviation Leasing and Finance.
Ann qualified as a registered nurse, midwife, and chiropodist. She successfully ran her own chiropody practice for 30 years.
Managing Director - Asia
Peter Bagnell (M.A (Hons), B. Sc (Hons)) is the Managing Director of Aero Inspection’s Asia office. He has held this position since 2014.
Peter holds a Master’s in Business Management and a Degree in Material Science from the University of Limerick. He also holds a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the Law Society of Ireland.
He has been working in the company since 2009, and has held many positions within the organisation. Peter is also Quality Manager for the company.
Peter was the winner of the ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional’ category at the IAA Aviation Industry Awards 2014.
Director of Operations
Owen Bagnell (BSc. Spec Dip, MBA) is the director of operations for Aero Inspection. He is based in the Shannon office and is leading the company’s expansion into the Middle East. He is the winner of the Upcoming Aviation Professional 2019 at the Irish Aviation Awards. Owen controls the EMEA 145 side of the business as well as the Part 21 J and G. He has a BSc in computer science, a specialist diploma in aviation leasing and finance, and an MBA with an aviation stream.
Vice President Sales
Eric Loi is the Vice President Sales for Aero Inspection based in the Singapore office.
Eric’s aviation career began in ST Aviation Services Company upon graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. During his nineteen-year career in the aviation industry, Eric has managed to gain experience that runs from engineering services, technical sales, key account management, corporate strategy, customer support, and purchasing.
Eric is currently expanding Aero Inspection’s whole portfolio of services and products in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region.
Vice President Sales
Nor Ashria is the Vice President Sales for Aero Inspection based in the Singapore office.
Nor’s aviation career began in 2009 working with multiple cabin interior specialist. Over the twelve years, she has gained the knowledge and experience of cabin refurbishments to cabin retrofits. This has brought her journey towards engineering modification services, through to asset management solutions. Nor has been providing aircraft solutions extensively to Asia Pacific customer base.
Nor is currently expanding Aero Inspection’s whole portfolio of services and products in the Asia Pacific and EMEA region.
Vice President Sales
Joining Aero Inspection in the Vice-President of Sales role, Micheál is primarily responsible for generating sales in Europe and North Africa and supporting our customers there.
Micheál is a graduate of Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick and brings a strong background both technically and commercially in aviation having worked as a CAMO Engineer early in his career and as an Account Manager with Boeing, where he supported both leasing companies and airlines.
In addition to his undergrad degree, Micheál has a diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing from City Colleges, Dublin.
Micheál has had a lifelong passion for aviation ever since seeing the first commercial flights land at Knock Airport as a child and having completed some of the necessary exams and flight hours has ambitions to gain his PPL in the near future
Compliance Monitoring Manager
Robert Zimmermann is the Compliance Monitoring Manager and SMS Manager for Aero Inspection. Robert started his aviation career as a maintenance engineer with Lufthansa. While gathering qualifications in the cockpit as pilot and flight instructor he also received his aircraft inspectors license. He has been managing aircraft maintenance, airworthiness and operations since 1995, starting in General Aviation and working his way through to large transport category aircraft. For almost 2 decades, Robert has been acting as owner and operator representative on VIP and VVIP large aircraft and helicopters and has gathered significant expertise in complex and specialized operation set-ups. Additionally, Robert used his experience to the benefit of design and production organizations by managing their quality departments. Amongst other additional qualifications, Robert is an External Auditor law DIN EN ISO19011 and had been appointed as quality representative by several aircraft manufacturers.
Duncan started in aviation in 1989 as a British Airways apprentice and polished his skills over the next 15 years in major modifications and maintenance. He has an EASA licence on a wide array of aircraft like B747, B777, A320, A330, A340, and the iconic Concorde. He has worked with a number of UK based airlines on both line and base maintenance. After spending some time as a travelling technical representative Duncan decided to settle down with Aero Inspection. Duncan’s passion has always been engines, no doubt sparked by working on the unparalleled ‘Olympus’ Concorde engine early on in his career and he is now known as the go-to expert in the borescope business.
Lino Varghese (MBA) has over ten years’ experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, valuations, risk management, feasibility analysis, and market research.
He has a Master’s in Finance & Accounting, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Lino is a key member of the Aero Inspection finance team.
Global Operations Manager
Firdaus is the Global Operations Manager of Aero Inspection. Here he is leading a team of field services engineers and inspectors performing Return Off Lease requirements. Firdaus is responsible of running day to day global operations and the primary liaison for customers.
Firdaus started his aviation career in 2003 as a structural and composite technician with ROHR Aero Service Asia, specialising in Commercial Jet Engine Nacelles, before moving to various MROs in Singapore and overseas (UK and Dubai) and holds the Australia Cert IV in Aero-Skills Structures.
Firdaus is the 2015 Aircraft Maintenance Technology, 40 under 40, Aircraft Maintenance Professional NEXTGEN award winner.
Aircraft Re/Delivery Manager
Dennis is employed with Aero Inspection as an Aircraft Re/Delivery Manager.
He is a Licenced Aircraft Engineer and has worked in ST Aerospace Services, and Airbus FHS TSP before joining Aero Inspection. Within these companies he was involved in light and heavy maintenance checks, and managing aircraft delease checks.
Dennis is now managing aircraft which are returning off lease on behalf of lessors. He has extensive experience dealing with lessors, lessees, and MROs on Boeing and Airbus Aircraft.
AIRCRAFT RE/DELIVERY MANAGER & TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER
Deepa is employed with Aero Inspection as an Aircraft Re/Delivery Manager & Technical Services Manager.
She is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and has had an enriching experience with multiple airlines and asset management companies. Throughout her career Deepa has been involved in managing aircraft returning off lease, fleet transitions, department setups, and managing continued airworthiness of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
Deepa manages a team carrying out Entry Into Service (EIS) and End of Lease (EOL) record audits. Deepa is also a key figure in Aero Inspection Part CAMO.
Kar Chun Hung
Kar Chun Chung is employed as a Redelivery Manager for Aero Inspection.
He has over 40 years experience in the aviation industry, beginning his career with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company in 1980, and has worked with ST Aerospace in Singapore as a Licensed Engineer (Airbus, Boeing, and McDonald Douglas) and Project Manager, as well as the PPC Manager in ST Aerospace Guangzhou, China.
Kar currently manages End of Lease aircraft on behalf of lessors, facilitating next operator queries on technical and document matters.
Gary is based in Singapore and has extensive experience working on turbine engines. In 1982 Gary began his aviation engineering career by joining the Singapore Royal Air Force.
After leaving the air force Gary joined ST Aerospace where he worked in the engine overhaul shop and the Onwing Support Division.
Gary has over 30 years’ experience working in aviation and is an excellent contributor to the Aero Inspection family.
Aircraft Redelivery Manager
Jimmy is employed with Aero Inspection as an Aircraft Re/Delivery Manager.
Riding on his childhood dream, Jimmy began his Aviation career as a Licensed Engineer with ST Aerospace Engineering. From 2010, he joined Jetstar Asia as a Line Maintenance Engineer, Onboard Engineer and Maintenance Ops Controller. Subsequently, he joined Air Canada for 6 Years as a Technical Representative managing Heavy Maintenance Checks and Cabin Conversions. He has also accumulated Passenger-To-Freighter Conversion, Engine Component Workshop and Aircraft Transition experiences in his illustrious 17 years career.
Jimmy is now managing aircrafts which are returning off lease on behalf of both lessees and lessors. He has extensive experience dealing with Lessors, Lessees, MROs and Component Vendors on Narrow/Wide Body Boeing & Airbus Aircrafts and Major Powerplant Manufacturers.
Pedro started his training at the TAP Air Portugal training center all the way back in January of 2001. After 18 months he graduated to the Engine shop and he has been an engine person ever since. In April 2009, he became a full time borescope inspector and went on the lead the field borescope team from the TAP engine shop. He soon gained his approval on boreblend as well as borescope and has been a familiar face to airlines in need of support around the world. He joined the Aero Inspection family in April 2020.
Andrei is a design engineer based in Shannon. His expertise is on cabin and cabin safety, liveries, and decals. A passionate engineer with an inexhaustible supply of solutions.
Compliance Verification Engineer
Handy Wijaya (M.B.A., B. Eng (Hons)) works in Aero Inspection’s Asia office as a Part 21 Design Engineer and Compliance Verification Engineer. He is tasked to build the Part 21 design capability within the Singapore office, and to provide the unparalleled support and turnkey solutions to Aero Inspection’s customers in the region.
Handy has a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and a Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
His engineering career started in 2004. In 2009 he joined the aviation industry at Jamco Aero Design & Engineering (JADE) and in 2015 he made the move to the The Boeing Company in Singapore (later known as Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services).
Ken is a certifying Borescope Inspector at Aero Inspection and is based in Singapore. Ken has over 15 years of aviation experience and holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
He started his aviation career with the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) as an Airframe and Engine certified specialist for the F-16D Fighter Jet.
Upon leaving the Air Force in 2012, Ken joined Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL) where he worked in the Engine test cell department as a borescope inspector (Approval Holder). Here he developed excellent skills and knowledge on commercial Engines.
Jagdev is working with Aero Inspection as a Borescope Inspector (Certifying Staff). He is based in Singapore.
His aviation career began in 1998 when he joined the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) as an Airframe and Engine specialist working on the A4SU Super Skyhawk.
After he left the airforce in 2006, he began the next phase of his aviation career with Singapore Technologies Aerospace Engineering (STAE). He was deployed to France to support STAE where he was appointed as Airframe & Engine Trade In-charge.
While in France he was awarded the company Safety Award twice for spotting defects that were not easy to detect.
Noble George is a Borescope Inspector with Aero Inspection. Before joining Aero Inspection Noble was a Borescope Inspection instructor with Pratt and Whitney. He is also a P&W qualified instructor for level 1,3,4 and 5 training on PW1100G-JM engine.
Noble started his aviation career in 2007 as aircraft maintenance trainee, after graduating in Mechanical engineering. He holds EASA approval as a type training Instructor as well as a BAMEEC from DGCA, India.
Over the course of his career he honed his skills for aircraft powerplant. He has worked in borescope inspection and training, development of repair process for engine components, engine shop process planning, and life cycle cost reduction.
Weekiat is a Borescope Inspector at Aero Inspection and is based in our Singapore office. He has over 11 years of aviation experience and holds a Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering. His aviation career began in 2010 with Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL) where he worked as an engine technician in the Engine Production department, as well as a Borescope Inspector (Approval Holder). Weekiat has more than 10 year of borescope inspection experience.
Powerplant Engineer & Borescope Inspector
Miao Zong is a Powerplant Engineer & Borescope Inspector with Aero Inspection based in China. He graduated in 2010 from Changsha Aeronautical Vocational and Technical College majoring in Powerplant Maintenance. Miao has recently completed a Bachelor Degree in Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China.
Miao has been working as a Powerplant Engineer and Borescope Inspector since 2010. Throughout these positions he has garnered a rich experience of engine shop visit management, powerplant technical records review and borescope inspections.
Technical Records Inspector
Rifdi joined Aero Inspection in September 2018 and is based in our Singapore office. He has a strong passion for aviation and pursued his education in it.
Rifdi graduated with First class Honours in Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems from University of Glasgow.
He also holds a Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, as well as a Certificate in Business from Singapore Polytechnic.
He provides support for the borescope inspectors by reviewing and assessing damage found during inspections.
Lead Powerplant Engineer
Obaida Abul Khair
Obaida Abul Khair (B. Tech (Hons)) is the Lead Powerplant Engineer at Aero Inspection and is attached to our Singapore office. He leads our EASA/FAA Part-145 team of Powerplant Engineers and works as part of the Re/delivery Management, Technical Services and CAMO teams.
He graduated top of his batch with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Aircraft Engineering Technology – Mechanical. Obaida flew to Malaysia to receive the highest honour for any graduating university student at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). The prestigious President’s and Chancellor’s Awards are presented to only 1 graduating student by The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, King of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah. During the ceremony, Obaida gave an inspiring valedictorian speech to the graduating class on stage.
Obaida’s passion for Powerplant is distinctive. His potential was recognised by the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation where he was the recipient of the ‘2018 Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship’, offered to only 1 student from around the world annually. In 2019, he represented the ISTAT scholars at the ISTAT Asia Conference in Shanghai.
Natalie is the finance administrator for Aero Inspection. A graduate of CIT and the Kemmy Business School she has been with the team since Jan 2020
Laurynas is a graduate of Aircraft Systems Engineering from IT Carlow. Laurynas joined Aero Inspection in February 2020 as a Powerplant Engineer and is based in the Irish office. He works as part of the EASA/FAA Part-145 team of Powerplant Engineers.
Technical Records Inspector
Vijaya Gavhane is a Technical Records Inspector with Aero Inspection. She has a Master’s Degree in Maintenance Management along with a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
Vijaya has an enriched experience of working with Maintenance Planning & Records for over 10 years in two leading airlines, namely Jet Airways and Vistara.
Vijaya’s experience is focused around the development of Aircraft Maintenance Programmes, along with induction of aircraft and lease returns.
Vijaya is passionate about aircraft.
Farish Abdul Kareem
Farish Abdul Kareem is working in Aero Inspection’s Singapore office as a Powerplant Engineer. He is supporting borescope inspections and engine record reviews. Farish is an Aerospace Engineering graduate from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is passionate about aircraft and their operations. He strongly believes in technology’s role in creating a better world.
Kiro Graduated with a B.Sc. First class Honours degree in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering at the University of Limerick in conjunction with Lufthansa Technik Shannon. Kiro also holds a Level 9 Specialist Diploma in Airworthiness and carries EASA Cat B1/A Certificates. He is currently a Powerplant Engineer with skills in component maintenance (Aircraft Ni-Cad Batteries) and borescope inspections.
Adam has a BSc in Engineering from Southeast Technological University and works with the Powerplant Engineering team. He has a passion for travel and aircraft engines as well as all things aviation. He joined the team in 2022 and is based in Shannon, Ireland.
Adnan Saifuddin Goolamabbas
Adnan Saifuddin Goolamabbas joined Aero Inspection in November 2022 and is based in our Singapore office. He is an Aviation enthusiast since young and is very passionate about aircraft maintenance and its operations.
Adnan started his aviation career with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) as an Aircraft Technician, and was assigned to an Engine change team, specialising in aircraft engine removal and installation.
Adnan graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, and he also holds a Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering from Nanyang Polytechnic.
He works as part of our EASA/FAA Part-145 team of Engineers and Certifying Borescope Inspectors.
Ankit Parmar has been an aviation professional with over 16 years of experience in various roles of Aircraft Maintenance, Planning and Technical Records. He started his journey with Air Sahara in 2006, then joined Jet Airways in 2007 and recently has served in Air Vistara for more than a period of 4 years. Ankit holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
He is passionate about Airplanes. In his leisure time he likes to swim and travel.