Kenneth M. Dufour
Aviation Management Consulting, Inc.
Kenneth M. Dufour
Kenneth M. Dufour was appointed as Alumni-At- Large Trustee for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in October 1998. He now serves as the Chair of the Student Life Committee and is a member of the Development and Flight Safety & Education committees.
Kenneth M. Dufour's aviation career spans more than 30 years of involvement. He has held positions as regional vice president, area manager, and regional marketing manager for leading industry companies like Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, BF Goodrich Aerospace, AlliedSignal, and Litton Aero Products.
Dufour earned a bachelor degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aviation Management degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor for Single-Engine, Multi-Engine and Instruments.
He has been involved in several business expansions, corporate re-engineering programs and has a leadership record of exceptional performance results. His contribution to these programs has been in the development and program management of key corporate initiatives, including market analysis and forecast, new product introduction, product-line expansion, budgeting, staffing and business development programs. Dufour has been recognized for excellence in business development, customer growth, sales achievement, and customer support throughout his career.
His portfolio includes a wealth of avionics experience and knowledge pertaining to various flight deck systems in numerous aircraft including corporate, air transport, regional airline, and military applications. Dufour’s avionics experience includes conceptual and systems design, flight operations, FAA certification, and marketing/sales of these systems. These systems include Inertial, Omega, GPS Long-range Navigation System, Reactive and Forward Looking Windshear, TCAS I & II, CNI, Acars, SatCom, as well as Flight Management Systems.
Seven years ago, Mr. Dufour established Aviation Management Consulting, Inc., in Rockford, Illinois, to provide management, marketing/sales, and technical skills to the aerospace marketplace.
He also belongs to the American Society of Appraisers, where he holds the designation of ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading. Dufour is a past member of the National Aircraft Finance Association.