McLarens Aviation, the leading provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has boosted its Asia Pacific team with the addition of three aviation adjusters across the region in recent months. James Pryor and Graham Raggett have both joined the team in Singapore and Jerry Qin has become the aviation loss adjuster’s first full time presence in Shanghai. All are highly qualified aircraft engineers with experience working with some of the region’s largest airlines.
James Pryor has joined as a Surveyor having spent 20 years working across the globe for a number of major airlines, including Virgin Atlantic and, latterly, Boeing. During that time he has gained aircraft maintenance licenses in both B1 Mechanical and B2 Avionic categories as well as becoming type rated on a number of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Most recently he gained his Boeing 787 engineering approval, subsequently building up a significant technical understanding of one of the most technically advanced generation airliners in operation.
Graham Raggett has also joined the business as a Surveyor with 20 years experience in aircraft maintenance. Graham began his aviation career with British Airways where he qualified as a UK CAA licensed aircraft engineer, gaining experience and type approvals on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Since then he has worked as a contract engineer with various airlines in Europe and Africa before venturing out to South East Asia in 2005. Prior to joining McLarens Aviation, Graham worked with Boeing as their B787 Defect Analysis Engineer supporting the engineering operations of Scoot and Singapore Airlines and gaining valuable knowledge of the latest generation of composite aircraft.
Jerry Jie Qin has moved to Shanghai as a Surveyor after undertaking training across a number of the business’s Asian offices. He is McLarens Aviation’s first full time presence in Shanghai, where he is working closely with its existing Chinese office in Beijing. Prior to joining McLarens Aviation he spent 12 years gaining experience in both base maintenance and line maintenance. After graduating from Civil Aviation University of China with a Bachelor’s degree, he worked with Shanghai Airlines in China and Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong as a licensed aircraft engineer, obtaining a number of type ratings and his CCAR-66 maintenance license.
Kevin Betts, Regional Director – Asia Pacific: “We are proud to offer our clients access to some of the best local aviation talent recruited directly from industry and these announcements underscore our continued commitment to the region. James and Graham possess a unique knowledge of the very latest generation of aircraft technology and bolster our existing team of experienced aviation surveyors. Jerry is also highly qualified and serves as an all-important presence in Shanghai to support the continued development of our Chinese business which, since the launch of our Beijing office in 2015, is going from strength to strength.”
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