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Greg Paxson Joins Air 7 as Director of Maintenance

Air 7 ( announces Greg Paxson as Director of Maintenance (DOM). Paxson’s responsibilities will include the oversight of the organization’s maintenance operations, manufacturer-FAA guidelines, strategic aircraft fleet maintenance programs and logistics.

Mr. Paxson, a respected, award winning career aviation industry maintenance executive, has served in successful Director of Maintenance and Executive maintenance leadership roles, with respected FAR Part 135  organizations for over 20 years. Paxson also owned and operated a reputable 14 CFR Part 145 FAA Maintenance Repair Station.

“Greg brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to Air 7,” states Bob Oliver, CEO Air 7. “Greg is extremely respected and recognized in the Aviation Maintenance industry and we are very fortunate to have his leadership as we grow and develop Air 7.” 

Paxson holds an Airline Transport Pilots Certificate, Mechanics A&P Certificate with Inspection Authorization and is an Aeronautical Operations and Maintenance Management graduate from San Jose State University. He received his CFI, CFII, MEI and ATP flight ratings between 1985 and 1989.

Upon graduation, Paxson developed his avionics, airframe and repair station experience, which led to general management and director roles with tactical focus on vendor management, forecasting, project management and client centric protocols.

“Successful maintenance management relies on teamwork,” stated Paxson. “Developing and maintaining a cohesive working relationship and partnership with key team members is crucial to the short and long term health and reliability of the aircraft.”

As a direct result of Paxson’s aircraft maintenance protocols, he received the NBAA Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award in 2011. Paxson was the expose focus of DOM Magazine’s October 2011 issue, which outlined the importance of a client centric culture, safety, internal teamwork collaboration and the mitigation of organizational silos.

“Teamwork between maintenance and flight crews, dispatch, line crew, vendors and management is vital to positively impact aircraft clients,” stated Paxson. “When you develop and foster a companywide understanding of the maintenance function and, more specifically, how it impacts and interrelates to individual duties and responsibilities, you will build a value oriented safety culture that continually affects our client’s best interests and experience. “

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