APG Announces Appointment of New CEO
Aircraft Performance Group, Inc. (APG), a global leader in flight operations support services, today announced that Michael Caflisch has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Caflisch will become APG’s first CEO and will focus initially on strategic opportunities and expansion for driving profitable growth.
“After a thorough selection process, we are delighted that Michael will lead APG as we look to continue our rapid growth and expansion as one of the industry’s leading flight operations support services providers,” said Rogers Hemphill, Chairman of the Board of Directors for APG. “Michael is a seasoned, global executive with a thorough understanding of the industry developed over his career. I have no doubt that he is the right person to take the helm at APG as we build for the future.”
Caflisch has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, most recently as Director, Airspace Programs for Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of The Boeing Company. In this role, he was responsible for programs supporting flight optimization, airspace and navigation procedure design, and air traffic management.
“I am honored and excited that APG has given me this opportunity to lead a progressive and highly customer-focused engineering company,” said Michael Caflisch. “I look forward to building on the legacy that has been established and fully exploiting the opportunities available to develop and expand our portfolio of products and services.”
Previously, Caflisch led strategy and business development for Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, and for Boeing Flight Services. During his career in aviation, he has worked in numerous disciplines including aircraft performance engineering, avionics systems engineering and integration, software development, product management, marketing and sales, and program management. Prior to joining Boeing, Caflisch held key leadership positions with Honeywell and APU. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Management and received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota.
Aircraft Performance Group, Inc. (APG)
Aircraft Performance Group, Inc. (APG) is a global leader in flight operations support services. Established in 1999, APG, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, specializes in aircraft performance engineering services including takeoff and landing data services for the airline and corporate flight operations markets. Aircraft types supported by APG include small turboprop and regional jet aircraft for the regional airline market, wide-body aircraft for the international carrier, corporate turboprop aircraft and wide-cabin, ultra-long-haul business aircraft. APG maintains a current worldwide database of airport information and has broad experience in digitizing Aircraft Flight Manuals for use within in-house performance programs, as well as support using aircraft OEM-provided programs. APG provides data in support of and compliant with FAR, EU-OPS and CASA requirements. For additional information about APG products and services, visit flyapg.com, follow us on Twitter @AcftPerfGroup, or stay connected through the Aircraft Performance Group, Inc. (APG) Facebook page.