Adam Expands Engineering Programs
Adam Aircraft earlier this month said it was adding two new managers to its engineering roster, naming Tom Bisges as Senior vice president, engineering and program management, and Malcolm Thomson as vice president, flight test engineering. Tom Bisges comes to Adam Aircraft following a successful and distinguished career with Bombardier Aerospace and Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation. As Sino vice president of engineering, he achieved FAA certification for the SJ30-2 twin-engine jet. At Bombardier Aerospace, he managed engineering efforts on the Global Express, Challenger 604, RJ 200, Lear 60 and Lear 40 aircraft. "We are extremely pleased to have Tom lead our engineering effort," stated Rick Adam, founder of Adam Aircraft and chief executive officer. "His previous accomplishments with FAA certification and new aircraft development will streamline our processes on A700 AdamJet certification and accelerate product enhancements for the A500 piston twin."
Prior to joining Adam, Thomson founded Optika, a document imaging and workflow software company that went public in 1996. He also served as president of Blue Mountain Avionics where he provided design criteria for the EFIS/One, EFIS/Lite and Digital Autopilot, and worked across the firm in manufacturing, sales, customer support and business development. He also worked for Ashton-Tate, the successful developer of dBASE, the popular database product. He earned a pilot's certificate with an MEL instrument rating, and flies his own Twin Commander 690A-10 turboprop and his personally built Thunder Mustang.