started his career with Pan American World Airways after leaving the Navy, during which time he worked in heavy service maintenance for 15 years before going into Reliability and Engineering. Mr. Santangelo left Pan American to become part of the start-up team for the Trump Shuttle as Manager of Reliability and Engineering.
Mr. Santangelo was then Vice President, Technical operations at C-S Aviation Services, A Soros Aviation Company. As VP Technical Operations, Mr. Santangelo brought technical expertise in aircraft maintenance specifications, Federal Air Regulatory rules, record keeping systems and a thorough understanding of maintenance program requirements. He has spent many years in dealing with federal agencies, component vendors, and aircraft manufacturers covering a wide range of technical issues including new aircraft certification and NTSB investigations. He has been on several maintenance steering groups (MSG) for the certification of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. In 1990, he joined Tower Air where he remained for six years as Director of Engineering. This required control and oversight of various departments as; Aircraft Records, Maintenance Scheduling, Aircraft Engineering, Powerplant Engineering, Reliability and Technical Publications. During this time he was instrumental in the growth of the company from a fleet of four B747 aircraft to 18 aircraft.
Mr. Santangelo holds a BBA from City College of New York (CCNY) with a concentration in Behavioral Approach to Management. He is also a graduate of New York Queensborough College with an Associate degree in Applied Science and basic engineering courses. Among some of his other accomplishments, Mr. Santangelo has also spent several years teaching night classes at the Academy of Aeronautics in New York and taught aircraft systems courses to foreign airlines at night with Pan Am World Services.
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