Stanton Chase
Aviation, Space, and Defense

Aviation, Space, and Defense Executive Search

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Find visionary leaders who can navigate your organization to new heights

The aviation, space, and defense sectors are soaring through a time of dynamic change. The global economic landscape is shifting, with emerging markets like Central and Eastern Europe, China, India, and Southeast Asia fueling the engines of growth. And regulatory pressures are heightening competition, making these sectors a veritable dogfight of activity.  

Leaders in the aviation, space, and defense sectors need a unique flight deck of skills: multicultural sensitivity, solid commercial and governmental relationships, technical prowess, and the ability to navigate rapidly changing market demands. We know where to find these high-flyers. 

We offer an integrated suite of leadership services from executive search to succession planning, executive assessment, and board assessment for aviation, space, and defense companies.  

Our unique executive search process, Search+, is built on a vast network of industry professionals, providing us with top-tier referrals based on an in-depth understanding of success in this high-stakes market. We have the industry expertise you need. 

We’re committed to not only finding the perfect fit for your organization and its culture but also sticking around for the aftercare. Whether it’s a Mach 5 flight or a new satellite launch, we’re excited about your future — because we’re invested in your success. 

If you’re seeking a CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, CIO, CDO, CHRO, CSO, vice president, board member, or any other C-suite executive, we’ve got you covered. We’re experienced in recruiting for a broad spectrum of aviation, space, and defense organizations, including:   

  • Airport operations 
  • Air cargo companies 
  • Aircraft manufacturers 
  • Aircraft leasing companies, and aircraft finance companies 
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) 
  • Defense contractors 
  • Space companies and space research organizations 
  • Drone manufacturers 
  • Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers 
  • Aviation and aerospace parts suppliers 
  • Defense and security consultancy firms 
  • Radar and navigation systems providers 

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