Michael Stephen Dennis has been immersed in the aviation industry, from an early age, and for the past fifteen (15) years has been directly involved in variety of aviation positions. Mr. Dennis has a distinctive combination of a general aviation industry knowledge and practical hands-on operating experience.
The breadth and depth of Michael’s experience has been in developing aviation projects in emerging markets around the globe. Since joining the ARG-INTL Team, Michael has lead projects in places such as: India, Latvia, Ukraine and Italy.
Michael has the ability to adapt to new and different environments and situations very quickly. Experienced in project management and collaboration, Michael work’s hand-in-hand with the ARG-INTL’s local partner and/or other project entities; with the singular vision of tackling highly complicated specialized aviation development projects in the shortest amount of time practicable.
Michael specializes in integrating top US/European FBO/MRO best practices, recommending and implementing standard operating procedures for discerning VIP clientele in emerging markets the world over. Leading projects in places where there is little, or no, concept of what an FBO/MRO is, from the viewpoint of a western FBO/MRO operating standards.
Michael’s specialties include: document management and production; market research and analysis; employee recruitment/placement; best practices training; airport/FBO/MRO master planning; project management; business planning and quantitative analysis; marketing strategy and promotion mix, to name a few.
Michael has a distinctive combination of a general aviation industry knowledge and practical hands-on experience; a proven ability to simplify complex organizational deficiencies and provide significant and gainful solutions. He is experienced in daily FBO operations management; specializing in minimum operating standards, organizational communication and aviation industry research. He has authored and co-authored a number of widely circulated business aviation articles.
- Experienced with the facility development and project planning for a Heliport and a flight training facility in New Delhi.
- Integrated financial planning and analysis for complex FBO development in Istanbul, Turkey and Sardinia, Italy.
- Lead Consultant in the design, development and construction of India’s first full-fledged General Aviation Terminal/Facility at Mumbai International Airport (BOM).
- Assisted in the analysis and design of The Registry’s Aircraft Management System (AMS).
- Designed and implemented internal FBO operating procedures to enable a higher level of customer service and more rapid response to customer requirements.
May 2010 – Present
Vice President of International Operations, ARG-INTL Ltd., Miami, FL.
Principal charged with overseeing international aviation development projects in emerging markets across the globe. Mr. Dennis serves as a point of contact and liaison between ARG-INTL and the local partner/ client. Undertaking the tasks of: project management, research and data collection, drafting, collaborating and finalizing ARG-INTL deliverables. While simultaneously identifying and proposing new opportunities and potential projects in emerging markets to ARG-INTL Board of Directors.
February 2006 – May 2010
Director of International Business Development and Operational Support, ARG-INTL Ltd., Miami, FL.
Michael presided over ARG-INTL’s offices in New Delhi, India and Riga, Latvia and related business aviation development projects within these regions. Michael’s responsibilities include, but were not limited to: performing facility development and project planning for Heliport, Flight Training Facility and FBO; Lead Consultant in the design, development and construction of India’s first full-fledged General Aviation Terminal/Facility at Mumbai International Airport (BOM). As the Director of International Business Development and Operational Support for ARG-INTL, Michael was responsible for clientele in emerging markets throughout the globe.
November 2003 – February 2006
Associate II, ARG-INTL Ltd., Miami, FL.
Aviation consultant providing services in RFP responses, conduct industry research, maintain proprietary aviation database and organizational communication analysis. Consulting clientele with best industry practices over a wide range of FBO and commercial aviation services.
October 2001 – November 2003
Line Service Manager, Fort Lauderdale Jet Center (Sheltair), Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Michael held the position of Day Shift manager responsible for a team of 8 line service technicians and 4 air hostesses. His responsibilities included, but were not limited to: Management of transient ramp aircraft, supervising of all ramp activities, supervision and management of FBO Hangar Facilities.
January 2000 – November 2003
Associate I, Aviation Resource Group International, Inc., Denver, CO./ Miami, FL.
Assisted professional staff on engagement related research and analysis. Designed, developed and produced both aggregate FBO industry data collection and analysis and project-specific research; assisted in the preparation and production of professional work-product and deliverables. Responsibilities included, but were not limited to: performing general aviation market research, assisting with the management and upkeep of the company’s extensive archive library, assisting in the final production of professional reports and files, as well as assisting senior consultants in completing client request.
June 1994-October 2001
Research Intern, Aviation Resource Group International, Inc., Denver, CO.
Introduction to aviation consultation services. Performed general aviation industry research, employee placement assistance, maintain proprietary aviation database; assisted in RFP response and FBO operational analysis.
Masters in Business Administration with Aviation focus (MBAA), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, FL (2014).
B.A. Communication, University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, CO (1999).
Microsoft Certified System Engineering, University of Phoenix, Denver, CO (2000).
Florida State Fire Certified, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL. (2003).
Florida State EMT Certified, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL. (2003).
Contact: Michael S. Dennis