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Don White

Senior Consultant

Don White is a Senior Consultant with The VanAllen Group.  Don is responsible for the conduct of a wide variety of technical, operational, audit and management projects for our clients.   He has tremendous expertise that satisfies our clients’ demanding needs for forensic analysis of aircraft records, aircraft pre-purchase inspections, aircraft specification and design, as well as completion, modification and delivery projects.

Prior to joining The VanAllen Group in 2003, Don worked within a number of key roles within the business aviation industry.  Most notably, Don is the former Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance at Chrysler Pentastar Aviation, a Part 135 operator and former Gulfstream service center.  Under Don’s supervision, the maintenance department set-up the Germany-based flight operation for Daimler-Chrysler Corporation.  This also included setting-up the first A319 Airbus corporate shuttle.

Don is recognized for his high level of customer service, for building high performance teams and for executing successful business development strategies.  During his 40+ years in the industry, Don has been involved in numerous professional organizations including: The NBAA Maintenance Advisory Board, Michigan Institute of Aeronautics Advisory Board, Gulfstream GV Build Team Advisory Board, and the Flight Safety Maintenance Training Advisory Board.

Don understands the value and importance of outstanding customer service and has considerable experience cultivating strong customer service cultures and customer support programs.  He is adept at building high performing maintenance teams and executing successful business development strategies and customer satisfaction programs.  Don is a talented negotiator and has been instrumental in the formation of cost reduction teams, planning and directing strategies, and reengineering procedures to heighten the assurance of the value achieved by an organization.

Don brings to our clients a broad range of expertise in the following areas:

  • Aircraft interior design and specification,
  • Aircraft pre-purchase inspection monitoring,
  • Forensic analysis of maintenance department and aircraft records,
  • Maintenance department staffing strategies, and
  • ISO 9002 implementation

Don is a graduate of East Coast Aero Tech, where he recently received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of aviation.  His Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration is from New Hampshire College.  His FAA licenses include: Aircraft & Powerplant, Inspection Authorization, and Systems and Equipment Designated Engineering Representative (DER).

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