Darren CasselDarren Cassel - Quality Assurance Manager, Aircraftworks
Darren Cassel has built his experience in the Canadian aviation industry over the past 17 years, with a primary focus in the world of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME). He is currently the Quality Assurance Manager for Calgary-based Aircraftworks, part of the Take Flight Group of Companies. Before taking on this role, Cassel served as Maintenance Manager for R1 Airlines. Previously, Cassel successively took on larger aircraft maintenance responsibilities with North Cariboo Air, working his way from AME to Crew Chief and Fleet Manager with the operation.
Cassel has successfully implemented a range programs for companies, including FDM flight data monitoring programs, SMS programs, and FOQA flight ops quality assurance programs. He has also instructed maintenance endorsement courses for several aircraft types, such as the Dash 8, CRJ, King Airs. He recently instructed SMS courses for the UAE Air Force in Abu Dhabi, as well as in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to courses in Canada. He has travelled extensively with aircraft and managed heavy checks on Dash 8, Challenger, CRJ, and Avro RJ aircraft.
Cassel also currently serves as a Director on the board of the Western Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (WAMEA)