Industry veteran Pete Schneider has joined King Aerospace as its new Vice-President, Programme Management and Special Projects.
Schneider brings to King Aerospace more than 35 years of project management experience across many challenging, high-profile and highly diversified aerospace programmes, including more than 15 years managing VVIP aircraft programmes for the U.S. Air Force and international leaders with Greenpoint Technologies and The Boeing Company.
Schneider will oversee maintenance and completions projects for King Aerospace Commercial Corp. (KACC), which concentrates on business and corporate aircraft such as the Boeing Business Jet; King Aerospace Inc. (KAI), responsible for handling military and government contracts; and KACC Arkansas, specialising in wide-body government special mission aircraft.
With an extensive background in programme management, engineering and business development, Schneider has worked on and managed projects as diverse as the F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter aircraft and special mission commercial derivative aircraft development for the U.S. presidential fleet, including the Boeing C-32A, C-40C and VC-25A.
Most recently, Schneider managed Greenpoint’s interior completions programme for the VC-25B, the upcoming replacement for the aircraft commonly known as “Air Force One” based on the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading one-stop provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX; Ardmore, OK; and Bentonville, AR. KACC is a GE OnPoint™ service centre. It specialises in avionics design/installation, interior design/refurbishment, engineering services, maintenance and paint. KACC is an authorized FAA and EASA repair station and is AS9110C-certified. It also provides aircraft project management, offsite maintenance and other aircraft-related management services.