Boost Systems, a global leader in fully certified human external load systems, personal transportation device systems and related training services, announces that Michael Petsche has joined Boost Systems as Vice President of Engineering. Petsche has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry and is a Transport Canada Design Approval Representative.
Petsche’s interest in rotorcraft began when he worked on the 429 program with Bell Helicopter. From there he went to DART Aerospace as Director of Engineering and gained valuable experience in aircraft certification, STCs and the helicopter industry as a whole.
“After leaving DART, I continued in the helicopter STC field. In 2016, I became a Transport Canada Design Approval Representative. In 2018, I started MPDAR, where for nearly 4 I’ve been a freelance DAR consulting and obtaining STCs for clients in the rotary and fixed wing industries for years, and that’s how I started my relationship with BOOST,” says Petsche.
“I have been a consultant for BOOST for almost two years. We developed a great relationship very quickly. After being self-employed for several years, I never thought I would return to work for another company. But BOOST is the real deal. They are pilots themselves and are actually the ones hanging from the helicopters to help people. I’m thrilled to be able to be part of a team that’s in the “real world”. I think my experience in developing products and certifying equipment specifically for helicopters makes this a natural fit.
Boost Systems offers a complete line of TCCA and FAA certified HEC systems for a wide range of fully compliant helicopter models and accessories, including PCDS (Personnel Carrying Device Systems) approved and Generation II HEC suspension lines from Boost Systems. Boost Systems also offers world-class training for HEC operations.