June 3 - Columbia Helicopters has promoted its vice president of operations Steve Bandy to senior vice president of operations.

In addition to his current responsibilities in the flight and operations departments, Bandy will assume leadership over the maintenance department and the quality, engineering and supply chain department.

Bandy joined Columbia Helicopters in 1989 as a co-pilot. Since then he has held the positions of command pilot, assistant chief pilot, chief pilot, director of flight operations and vice president of operations.