Duncan Aviation has appointed Joshua Chischilly-Keyonnie, 18-year-veteran of the company, to the position of manager to its Scottsdale satellite avionics shop in Arizona.
Chischilly-Keyonnie will replace long-time manager Jim Davis, following his retirement last week (March 8, 2019).
Matt Nelson, manager of satellite operations for Duncan Aviation, said: “Chischilly-Keyonnie is capable of maintaining the positive environment at the shop as they continue to provide the high-quality service our customers expect from a Duncan Aviation facility.”
After joining the Scottsdale satellite shop as an avionics technician, Chischilly-Keyonnie transitioned to crew leader in 2016.
“In my time at Duncan Aviation, I’ve been able to support our customers, and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of business decisions and technical projects,” says Chischilly-Keyonnie. “I am sincerely looking forward to working with all of our customers, team members, team leaders and managers to achieve our shared goals as a company and provide the support business aircraft operators need.”
In the history of the satellite avionics shop, Chischilly-Keyonnie will be only the second manager with Davis, having spent 31 years of his career opening and growing the Scottsdale shop.
“We were the first tenant in the building, which was the only building on that side of the airport at the time,” says Davis. “There were two of us who opened the shop, and now there are five full-time team members and one part-time.”
Nelson says Davis is the consummate aviation professional and credits him with the growth and success of the Scottsdale avionics shop. “I’ve known Jim for 31 years,” says Nelson, “and I’m going to miss him.”