Avionica VP of Engineering Simone Drakes Named AMT 2018 Next Gen 40 Under 40 Award Winner

– Simone Drakes,
Avionica VP of Engineering


MIAMI, FL – October 24, 2018 – Avionica Vice President of Engineering (FAA, DER) Simone Drakes is a recipient of this year’s “40 Under 40” award from Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine, a publication for aircraft maintenance professionals that is focused on the latest technology and maintenance best practices, as well as business trends and outlooks.


Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine presents the “40 Under 40” award to individuals under 40 who have demonstrated leadership roles in the field of aircraft maintenance.  Ms. Drakes and the other recipients of the award were honored in the September 2018 issue of AMT Magazine where the Next Gen 40 Under 40 Awards are an annual feature.


“Avionica is a company that believes strongly in investing in its employees and developing talent from within,” said Raul D. Segredo, President of Avionica. “Simone is a shining example of innate talent that flourished due to a combination of upbringing and drive, and we’ve been thrilled to give her the opportunity to lead our engineering team. We’re all very proud of Simone.”


This is the second such honor bestowed upon Ms. Drakes in 2018, coming on the heels of being honored in the South Florida Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Awards in May (http://bit.ly/2BYYSYd).


“I bring dedication and tenacity to each project, allowing us to forge through different obstacles to get the job done,” said Ms. Drakes. “Raul always tells me that he’s amazed at how I can motivate people towards an audacious goal. Problem solving is a team effort, and our results are always team oriented.”


See the article in the September 20, 2018 issue of Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine at the following link: http://bit.ly/2zDidfH


About Avionica
Avionica is a world leader in innovative, miniaturized aircraft data collection and wireless data transmission equipment*. They have delivered more than 8,000 Quick Access Recorders (QAR)around the world with Supplemental Type Certification on more than 300 aircraft models including air transport, business and general aviation aircrafts. Headquartered in Miami for 25 years, Avionica is a world leader in aircraft data collection and data transmission manufacturer, designing and producing innovative, safety-qualified, state of the art solutions that are revolutionizing air transportation. For more information, visit www.avionica.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
*Avionica’s wireless data collection system measures 99.5% smaller than comparable wireless Quick Access Recorders (QAR) while weighing 97% less. The size feature makes the miniQAR compatible with any rotary and fixed-wing airframe in operation today.