Navtech Welcomes Aviation Veteran Kernahan

    04 Nov 2013


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November 4, 2013 (LONDON) – Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, has named Robert Kernahan as Vice President, Charts and Navigation Data Production and General Manager UK.  Mr. Kernahan will direct the Hersham office location and multiple product production teams effective mid-November 2013.

“This professional fit is like a hand in a glove,” said Mike Hulley, Navtech CEO.  “Bob has worked over 25 years in the aviation industry and it brings me great pleasure to know that Navtech’s customers will reap the benefit of his expertise and experience.”

Prior to joining Navtech, Mr. Kernahan was the Head of Dangerous Goods and Special Solutions for Lufthansa Cargo.  He managed the safe transport of all dangerous goods shipments out of the Frankfurt airport, in addition to the management of the ground handling services for all non-Lufthansa airlines.

Mr. Kernahan began his aviation career as an Air Traffic Controller for the US Military.  After seven years of commitment to the armed forces he held positions with Jeppesen, Swissair Flight Support and Lufthansa Systems. While at Jeppesen, Mr. Kernahan was the Principle AIP Analyst creating and managing the central source documentation for all AIP customers.  At Swissair Flight Support, Mr. Kernahan entirely rebuilt the Navigation Data team after all staff and management moved to a new company simultaneously and then served as Head of Production taking on full responsibility for the production of SFS Charting, NOTAM service, and their navigation database.

Upon joining Lufthansa’s Lido team, Mr. Kernahan formed the group’s strategy around product integration which led him to leadership roles in their Operational Data Services department.  From there, Mr. Kernahan directed both the Product Management and Product Development departments for Lido Flight Planning.

Mr. Kernahan is a FAA licensed Air Traffic Controller, rated in both tower and approach control facilities.  He also holds an MBA from the prestigious Ashridge Business School.

About Navtech, Inc.

Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products, supported by Navtech’s AS9100 and ISO: 9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Navtech is an international company with offices just outside of Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario – Canada’s Technology Center – and in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.