Our Staff

barjes-300Barjes Alotaibi

Barjes began his career with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), which spanned over 30 years, of which 20+ were in the Aviation Department. He has extensive management and international flying experience in various types of aircraft from the Twin Otter to Boeing 737NG. During his career with Aramco, he assumed several management positions such as Chief Pilot, Fleet Manager, Sr. Training Captain, and Safety pilot. He developed and established a standard operating procedures manual and checklists that fit different types of operations, i.e. MEDVAC, Search and Rescue, Spray mission over the Persian Gulf to combat oil spills, Photo missions, and VIP flights.

Barjes was involved in the training, development, and the standardization process. Along with selecting appropriate candidates to join Aramco’s Aviation Department, he negotiated contracts, involving different Government agencies, both civilian and military, to identify and solve outstanding issues and to insure smooth operations to all parties involved.


StanHallamStan Hallam

Stan retired in 2014 after a 43-year career as a pilot in both the military and the commercial aviation industry. Stan was qualified on eight different fleet types during his airline career, most recently the Airbus A330 on international routes while based in Charlotte, NC, with US Airways.

For the past 16 years, Stan served in the training department at US Airways as an instructor pilot, check airman and FAA designee on three different fleet types. In addition, he was involved in numerous special projects including curriculum development, standardization and check airman training. As an SME in the Advanced Qualification Program department, he was responsible for conducting operational safety audits, creating continuing check airman training courses and preparing the Flight Standards and Training department for an IATA safety audit.

As a U.S. Air Force military pilot, Stan flew the F-4 Phantom during a combat tour in Southeast Asia and later served as an F-4 instructor pilot.


David Porter

David has been involved in aviation operations since 1961. Initially trained as a military aerologist in the United States Marine Corps, upon release from active service in 1965, Porter served in various airline operational control positions of increasing responsibility, from airport operations to domestic and international flight dispatch and Manager – Standards until retirement from Delta Air Lines at the end of 2001 as Manager-Operations Services. Included in his responsibilities were domestic and foreign airline partner code share safety audits.

During Porter’s career with Delta he also served his professional association, the global International Federation of Air Line Dispatcher Associations (IFALDA) ultimately serving as its President for four consecutive terms. During his IFALDA tenure, Mr. Porter was the co-author of ICAO Document 7192 D-3, The Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher Training Manual, published by ICAO in 1998. Working in collaboration with the U.S. FAA, he also developed several amendments to ICAO Annexes 1 and 6.
After retirement from Delta, Mr. Porter served as the civilian contractor Director – Flight Programs as a for the USAF Pacific Air Force (PACAF) at Hickam AFB in Hawaii. Porter was one of the initial developers of the Air Force Integrated Flight Management System, a centralized command and control airline dispatch-like program for the Air Force tanker and airlift fleet. In 2006 Mr. Porter accepted a position with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Safety Inspector-Aircraft Dispatch Program Manager, working extensively with FAA Flight Standards in the development of operational control and aircraft dispatch policies and procedures, including the development of guidance material published in FAA Order 8900.1 and the promulgation of various FAA Advisory Circulars. He was also one of the developers of the FAA Special Areas of Operation Course at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City where he also served as an instructor for that and various other courses.
After retirement from FAA in 2011, Mr. Porter continued his career as a technical consultant and subject matter expert in the area of airline operational control. He has written courseware for both government and civilian aviation.

Mr. Porter currently serves as IFALDA’s Representative to ICAO.

jim-300James C. Lichlyter

James has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry, progressing from line and flight engineer with FAA Part 121 air carrier to FAR Part 145 Director of Maintenance. He audits SMS and review Operator’s Manuals against the IS-BAO Protocols.

James was involved in the development of IS-BAO and OTAR compliant Company Operations Manuals for over forty operators of US, Bermuda, Cayman and Aruban registered aircraft.


baine_03Gary Bain

Gary has over 40 years experience in military, airline and corporate aviation.

Responsible for the acquisition of five 737-700 aircraft for Saudi Aramco to include defining specifications, monitoring aircraft production, establishing operating procedures, delivery and introduction to service.

Responsible for the acquisition and completion of Aramco Associated Company’s Boeing 767-200ER.

Fleet Manager and Check Airman for Saudi Aramco, Check Airman for America West Airlines. Project management experience and knowledge of aircraft systems. U.S. Army fixed and rotary wing aviator. Type rated on Boeing 757/767, 737, Airbus A320, Hawker 800, Cessna Citation with over 20,000 hours flying experience.


Joe Pace

Joe worked in different capacities from managing the crew training, helping the director of Flight Operations in establishing the Standardization and Training Department. He designed, developed, and implemented new training courses and insured compliance with controlling authority, he has the expertise and knowledge of many regulatory authorities such as FAA, EASA, GACA, DGCA, KOCA.

Joe has more than 10,000 flying hours in many different type of airplanes ranging from single engine to complex multi-engine jets which include Seneca, Cessna, C-402, CRJ, B-737 and B-777. He worked in many different part of the world including USA, British Virgin Islands, the Middle East, India, South Korea, and South America and speaks Spanish, Italian fluently.

He instructed pilots in the aircraft and simulators and was a designee Typed Rated Instructor (TRI) in an FAA Part 142 approved facility centers where he helped in the development of course and the syllabi for both ground and flying instructions. Mr. Pace has an extensive international flying experience.