Advanced Composite Structures Group (ACS Group), the leading independent rotor blade repair service provider, is proud to announce that Graham Boustred has joined the team as the technical director of Rotor-Tech International Brisbane (RTI Brisbane) in Australia. Mr. Boustred brings with him a wealth of experience in the aviation industry, with an astounding 46-year career in aviation.
Mr. Boustred started his aviation career after finishing school in 1974 and went on to complete his Aircraft Engineering apprenticeship in 1979 and from there achieved his CAA Type 1 & 2 Engineering License.
Mr. Boustred’s introduction to the aviation industry started at Flightline Aviation as a licensed engineer. While at Flightline Aviation, Mr. Boustred oversaw the new helicopter assembly’s maintenance program and the repair of Hughes helicopter models 300 and 500, running the component overhaul division.
In 1980, Mr. Boustred facilitated the opening of the Flightline Aviation rotor blade repair facility in conjunction with Composite Technology Incorporated (CTI) in New Zealand. While working with CTI, Mr. Boustred broadened his repair expertise for Hughes models 300 and 500, Bell Helicopter, and Hiller, main and tail Rotor Blades.
With his CAA Engineering background and Rotor Blade repair experience, Mr. Boustred moved on to working with Rotor Blades Incorporated (RBI), where he implemented the initial set up of their rotor blade repair facility.
After working at RBI, Mr. Boustred decided to take on the challenge of opening his own business- Heli-Fix Limited, a component overhaul specialist company. After owning and running Heli-Fix Limited for a whole decade, Mr. Boustred sold his company to Oceania Aviation.
In 2010 Mr. Boustred launched a new rotor blade repair facility at the Ardmore Airport in New Zealand through a strategic partnership with Oceania Aviation and Advanced Composite Structures. After 9 years of running the Rotor Blade repair facility in New Zealand, Mr. Boustred decided to retire from his over four-decade career in the aviation industry.
Now in 2022, it took very little coaxing to get Mr. Boustred out of retirement and back into the Rotor Blade repair industry as the Technical Director at Rotor Tech International Brisbane. “I am excited to be back and can’t wait to get started!” he said. “ACS has positioned themselves as world leaders and I am proud to be a part of the continual plan for world domination.”
Mr. Boustred will be responsible for providing operational support for RTI Brisbane and assist with new product launch programs, while at the same time increasing repair capabilities with existing product lines.
Bruce Anning, founder of the ACS Group said: “It is exciting to have Graham Boustred back in the business and working directly with the ACS Group as we continue to establish new Rotor Blade repair centers around the world.”
This press release was prepared and distributed by Advanced Composite Structures Group.