Accountable Manager, Operations Management, Compliance Monitoring Management
Lee McConnell’s career in aviation spans over 30 years, during which time he has amassed over 8,000 flying hours, piloting a wide range of aircraft – from Learjets to Boeing 737s – on behalf of small, high calibre organisations, through to large corporate and airline flight operations.
His breadth of flying experience enables him to offer unique insight and in-depth knowledge of corporate jet management and operations.
Operationally, Lee has developed and set up a number of business aviation ventures, his remits including:- establishing aircraft fleets; the selection and training of aircrew to high standards; setting up private and commercial operations; developing marketing and business aviation strategy to target the private jet market and establishing and constructing safe operating practices and procedures for private jet operations.
Lee also has an accomplished track record in aviation safety and crew training and has specific expertise in creating and implementing Safety Management Systems; managing regulatory compliance and organising the channels of approval from relevant aviation authorities.
Recently assisting the Ports of Jersey, Lee has guided Jersey Airport’s business aviation development plan, by leading and implementing a growth strategy. This has included the formulation of an investment case for a major infrastructure enhancement programme. This programme aims to ensure Jersey positions itself at the forefront of the business aviation market, by way of considered development, design and operation of a new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) and aircraft hangar projects.