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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, July 31, 2014
NATIONAL HELICOPTER SERVICES LIMITED
National Helicopter Services Limited, a leading provider of helicopter transport and related
services to the energy and state sectors, is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified professional
to fill the following position:
The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the quality assurance support pro-
vided to NHSL's Engineering Department as well as representing NHSL before the Civil Aviation Authority
on matters relating to quality. Duties include the development and implementation of comprehensive quali-
ty programs, initiating and managing root cause analyses and corrective actions (at the engineering level),
and supporting both internal and external customer quality assurance audits
o Maintain and administer the existing quality system as well as develop new systems, procedures and work
instructions (in conjunction with the Director of Maintenance).
o Determine and implement specific quality goals and objectives which support the organization's strategy
and its fiscal and operational goals
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with service companies, representatives
from Civil Aviation and other regulatory bodies, and other departmental managers within the Company
o Monitor compliance with, and adequacy of, the procedures required to ensure safe operational practices
and airworthy aircraft at the organization.
o At least 5 years aircraft maintenance experience with at least 3 years at a managerial level.
o Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Licence.
o Three (3) years experience in maintaining the same A/C Category and A/C Class used by the
organization including one (1) year in the capacity of returning aircraft to service.
o Considerable knowledge of the TTCAA laws and regulations.
o Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills with an ability to influence key stakeholders towards
achieving NHSL's objectives.
o Excellent Analytical Skills.
David Suchet poses for a portrait during an
interview in Los Angeles in June. AP PHOTOS
This photo shows David Suchet, left, as Hercule Poirot and Hugh Fraser as
Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case,
premiering exclusively on Acorn TV.
British actor David Suchet has
spent a quarter-century bringing to
life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with
a mustache as impeccable as his intel-
lect and crime-solving skills.
For Suchet s dedication to Hercule
Poirot through 70 TV adaptations of
Agatha Christie s works, he has been
rewarded with the sort of critical
praise---"miraculous" and "splendid"
are among the applied adjectives---that
any fellow classically trained actor
Fan reaction can be similarly fer-
"The most extreme example hap-
pened to me in Newfoundland in
Canada," Suchet recalled recently. He
was there taking a coffee-shop break
during production of a movie when
suddenly, as in the best of mystery
novels, a scream pierced the quiet.
"A lady shrieked, I would know the
back of that head anywhere! She
rushed across the room and planted a
kiss right there," he said, gesturing to
The smooch is much-deserved.
Suchet s beautifully realised Poirot is
a remarkable feat of sustaining a char-
acter through an uncertain production
schedule in which seasons were sep-
arated by large gaps.
It took 25 years to bring the
supremely confident, 1930s-era sleuth
to his 12th season and last case, a
reward for the actor s and audience s
Suchet s final TV turn as Poirot was
began on PBS with The Big Four on
Sunday and, on August 3, Dead Man s
Folly. The episodes will be available
the next day at British TV streaming
service www.Acorn.TV and on Roku
and other platforms, followed by Acorn
TV s exclusive presentation of three
more new episodes.
The trio includes Elephants Can
Remember (August 11) and Labours of
Hercules (August 18) and culminates
with Curtain: Poirot s Last Case on
Christie readers know to brace them-
selves for the poignant finale.
The five new episodes and the 65
previous ones then will be available
on Acorn TV, part of RLJ Entertainment
Suchet s portrayal of Poirot has left
a lasting mark on TV, and the final
episodes are "a fitting goodbye to his
beloved series," said Miguel Penella,
RLJ Entertainment s chief executive.
The off-screen Suchet, who was in
Los Angeles in June while touring with
the stage drama The Last Confession,
shares a set of prominent, deeply
arched eyebrows with the fictional
detective and little else.
The 68-year-old actor was casually
dressed in jeans and a shirt sans necktie
or jacket, in contrast with Poirot s
attire---and waxed mustache---that s as
formal as his old-world bearing.
The detective s precise diction is
clipped and his demeanor usually
solemn, while Suchet s speech flowed
in rich, supple British tones, often
accompanied by an easy smile. Their now-ended
partnership was both long and fruitful for Suchet.
(The idea of a big-screen Poirot movie has been
floated, but Suchet said he considers that unlike-
ly.)"Poirot allowed me to do big, zonking great roles
in the theater because the television profile for theater
producers means bottoms on seats," he said. "There-
fore I can command big roles, and wonderful roles,"
including such modern favorites as George in Who s
Afraid of Virginia Woolf as well as Shakespearean
He received a 2000 Tony nomination for the
Broadway production of Amadeus, and he has
received honors for Poirot and other TV roles, includ-
ing an international Emmy for 2007 s Maxwell.
Suchet hopes to expand his movie career post-
Poirot and has retained an American agent. He
doesn t seem anxious about the future---except, per-
haps, for one key review.
Christie, who died in 1976, was known for disliking
any and all screen depictions of the characters in
her novels and short stories. Suchet was once reas-
sured by her daughter, however, that the author
would have approved of his efforts.
"I still have to meet her at the pearly gates for
that to be confirmed," he said. (AP)
Poirot makes his last turn
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