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Below is a partial list of staff that worked at Interactive Flight Technologies between 1994 and 1998. The list includes personnel that were involved with design & installation of in-flight entertainment systems on Swissair and Alitalia aircraft.




Interactive Flight Technologies (IFT):

Michail Itkis - CEO *
Thomas M. Metzler - Replacement CEO
Donald H. Goldman - President
Robert J. Aten - CFO
John W. Alderfer - Replacemnt CFO

Yuri Itkis - Director
Boris Itkis - Director
Howard J. Tytel - Director
John Pritzker - Director
Adam Aron - Director
Alexander M. Haig Jr. - Director
Brian E. Barents – Director
James H. Zukin – Director

Steven M. Fieldman - VP Business Development
Lance D. Fieldman - (son of Steven Fieldman) - VP Sales, North America
Robert C. Hooper Jr. – VP Sales & Marketing
Lauren Snopkowski* – (wife of Michail Itkis*) - Treasurer
Jennifer Snopkowski – (sister-in-law of Michail Itkis*)- Product Engineering Manager
Frank E. Gomer - Director of Engineering
Robert C. Hooper Jr - VP Sales & Marketing
Marchea E. Malone – Controller

Gary E. Houghtaling - Quality Assurance Supervisor (Alitalia & Swissair projects)
Fred E. Barber - Quality Assurance Manager (Alitalia & Swissair projects)
William Gehret - Project Engineer
Ray Maiorana - Engineering Manager
Alan Morrison - Hardware Engineer
Marty Jiede - Director of Operations (Alitalia project)
John C. Foraker - Production Manager (Alitalia project)
John Naumann – Engineer - (Alitilia project)
Peter Lomenzo (Alitalia project)
Nina Cullen (Alitalia project)
Tom Russel - Project Manager
Paul Flack - Quality Assurance Manager
K. Plache - Software Engineer
Dennis Fitzgerald - Configuration Manager
D. Maag - Field Service Manager (Zurich)
H. Pierson - Manufacturing & Repair Manager
R. Sanchez - Assembler

ALITALIA IFEN PROJECT

In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems (without gambling features) were installed on 4 – Alitalia MD-11 airplanes, commencing in July 1995. These were later removed due to poor performance and reliability.

IFT relied on outside parties for certification and installation of the IFE systems:

1. Martin Aviation (for engineering design, and aircraft integration)
2. Elsinore Aerospace Services (for certification of the IFEN systems)
3. Altialia Airlines(for installations at Fuimicino Airport in Rome Italy)
4. FAA (for oversight of the project, and of Martin Aviation/Elsinore Aerospace Services)


Here are personnel thought to have connections to the Alitalia project:


Alitalia:
Alfredo Gennari – IFE Project Manager


Martin Aviation / Elsinore Aerospace Services:
William B. Ashworth - Management Staff
Timothy J. Moran - DAS Coordinator
Douglas A. Anderberg – DAS Inspector
Stephen R. Mosher - Project Manager / Director of Engineering
Cole W. Eminger - Program Manager
Randy Perotin - Engineer
William 'Bill' Weaver – DAS Inspector - Manufacturing
Michael T. Zimmerman - DAS Inspector
Howard L. Patterson - DAS Structures
Ronald L. Fisher – DAS Coordinator candidate
Bob Zoller – DAS Coordinator candidate
Ugo Sbaraglia – DAS specialist - Interiors


FAA:
Gilbert L. Thompson – Manager,Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office
Michael A. Murphy – Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office
Kathy A. Skinner – Aviation Safety Specialist
Mauricio Kuttler – Project Engineer
J. Layton Walker – Project Engineer
William S. Bond – Propulsion branch
George Mabuni – Systems & Equipment branch



SWISSAIR IFEN PROJECT


Following the Alitalia project, an upgraded entertainment system, including gaming features, called the In-Flight Entertainment Network IFEN), was installed on 15 – MD-11's & 3 - 747's.

IFT relied on the following outside parties for certification and installation of the IFENs:

1. Hollingsead International (for engineering design, aircraft integration, & installations)
2. Santa Barbara Aerospace (for certification of the IFEN systems)
3. Swissair (for oversight of Hollingsead's installations)
4. FAA (for oversight of the project, and of Santa Barbara Aerospace)
5. Swiss FOCA (Federal Office of Civil Aviation) (for European certification)



Here are personnel thought to have connections to the Swissair project:


Swissair:
Philippe Bruggisser – CEO
Mario Corti – SairGroup Board
Rainer Gut – SairGroup Board
Eric Honegger – SairGroup Board
Lucas Muhlemann – SairGroup Board
Vreny Spoerry – SairGroup Board
Thomas Schmidheiny – SairGroup Board

Karl Laasner – IFE Project Manager - Marketing
Benjamin H. Sterchi – IFE Project Manager
Gion Caprez – IFE Project Manager – Aircraft Engineering
Adolf Siegenthaler – IFE Project Manager – Heavy Maintenance
A Scheuermeier - Swissair
I Muller – Swissair
Fred Maegli - Swissair
Ludovic Bauer – VP Product Development - Swissair Technical Services
Juerg Schmid – Chief Safety Pilot



Hollingsead International

Roger Keller - President
Jeffrey P. Hastings - Director of Business Development
David A. Colson - Director of Quality and Reliability
Carlos S. Lecanda - Quality Assurance Supervisor
Mark Ryan – Director of Installations
Bryan D. Powell - Installations
Scott N. Aldrich - Senior Inspector - Installation Site Manager

Vince Servoss - Engineer
Yanto Hughes - Project Engineer
Susan G. Stevens - Senior Quality Engineer
Mac Cowand - Manufacturing Engineer

G. Carrera
J. Smith
K. Padrnos
R. Kunkel



JRG Design:

Roger Grace

(Note: JRG Design is a small aviation firm based in North Carolina. It was chosen by Swissair as the ˜seat integrator' for the Swissair IFEN project. Roger Grace at JRG Designs made application for Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of the seat design, including IFEN components, to the FAA's Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office.)





SBA (Santa Barbara Aerospace):

Robert Chickering - Chairman
Robert D. Griswell – President
David McElroy – President
Bill Rhodes – Vice President
Robert B. Steele – Quality Assurance Supervisor
Mike Allen – Director Sales & Marketing / VP of Operations
William McCoy – VP Finance
Rick McElroy - Controller


Glen M. Mills - Flight Analyst - DAS Coordinator
Timothy J. Moran (T.J. Moran) - DAS Coordinator
Mark W. Ostendorf - Electrical Systems
Douglas A. Anderberg – VP of Quality Assurance
Charles (Chuck) Cupani – Parts Conformity
Patrick M. Power - Flight Analyst
David R. Orfant – Parts Conformity
Eugene E. Porter - Manufacturing
John P. Buckley - Flammability
Everett Y. Chow - Structures
Chuck A. Higby – Chief Inspector
Stanley R. Fisher –Structures
William R. Franklin – DAS specialist
Jefferson O. Barnes - Parts Conformity
Robert (Robbie) G. Thomason - Installation Conformity
Tamarac Antenyistegn – DAS staff
Jack S. Vance – DAS staff
Ugo Sbaraglia – DAS specialist - Interiors



Swiss FOCA (Federal Office of Civil Aviation):
Leon Vonlanthen – Inspector (BAZL)



FAA (Federal Aviation Administration):
Gilbert L. Thompson – Manager,Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office
Kathy A. Skinner – Aviation Safety Specialist
Albert H. Lam – Project Engineer
Elvin K. Wheeler – Systems & Equipment Branch
William H. Rau – Long Beach Aircraft Evaluation Group
Danny D. Nguyen – Propulsion Branch



FAA personnel involved with performance audits of Santa Barbara Aerospace prior to, and during the Swissair IFEN project:

Kathy A. Skinner
Linda M. Navarro
Dan Sloan
Jayson Claar
Elvin K. Wheeler



FAA personnel involved (following the crash of SR111) in the review of IFEN, and procedures followed by Santa Barbara Aerospace for its certification:

Ronald Wojnar
Gilbert L. Thompson
Kathy A. Skinner
Michael A. Murphy
Stephen M. Slotte
Massoud Saddeghi
Thomas Enyart
Elvin K. Wheeler
James A. Richmond
Patrick L. Dyjor
David Y. J. Hsu
Stephen S. Oshiro
William H. Rau
John Lambie
Alan W. Sinclair
Paul Aigner
Danny Nguyen
Alan Shinseki
Robert Stacho



This list may be updated. Contact me if you know of an error or omission. Thanks.

*Michail Itkis changed his name to Mike Snow and his wife Lauren who also was involved with IFT, is now Lauren Snow.

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One of the people that appears on this list, was IFENGUY2000:

FAA personnel involved (following the crash of SR111) in the review of IFEN, and procedures followed by Santa Barbara Aerospace for its certification:

Ronald Wojnar
Gilbert L. Thompson
Kathy A. Skinner
Michael A. Murphy
Stephen M. Slotte
Massoud Saddeghi
Thomas Enyart
Elvin K. Wheeler
James A. Richmond
Patrick L. Dyjor
David Y. J. Hsu
Stephen S. Oshiro
William H. Rau
John Lambie
Alan W. Sinclair
Paul Aigner
Danny Nguyen
Alan Shinseki
Robert Stacho

We believe we know his identity but have chosen not to publish it.

See the following thread for an explanation of who IFENGUY2000 was:

http://forums.swissair111.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/32.../759103945#759103945
 
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From the above list of contractors who worked on the IFEN from an article dated 5/05


quote:
JRG Design:


Check out the article entitled:
Jet Aviation catches TV tailwind

http://tinyurl.com/ca4ql

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Babs,

Please contact me through email.

Thanks,

L
 
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