Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America

Mr. Troy M. Gaffey serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Aircraft Company and served as its President and Chief Engineer. Mr. Gaffey oversees day to day operations at AVX Aircraft Company and is also the senior engineering authority on AVX programs. He joined AVX Aircraft Company in 2006 and has been critical to the advancement and growth of AVX. Previously, he served as Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President of Research and Engineering at Bell Helicopter. He is one of the most experienced executives and aeronautical engineers in the aircraft industry. Mr. Gaffey has been instrumental in the design and development of numerous civilian and military helicopters. He has extensive expertise in the areas of Project Management, Tiltrotor Design/Technology, Rotorcraft Aeromechanics, and Test and Evaluation. He played a major role in the development of tiltrotor aircraft and managed the technical, schedule, cost, procurement, and production aspects of many Bell helicopters, among them the V22 EMD, BA609 and Eagle Eye Tiltrotors, AH-1Z and UH-1Y USMC attack and utility helicopters and the Bell 407, 430, and 427 commercial helicopters. Mr. Gaffey is the recipient of numerous industry awards which includes F.E. Newbold Award for outstanding creative contributions to the advancement and realization of powered lift flight; American Helicopter Society Fellow Award in 1994 for outstanding achievement in the vertical flight industry; Paul E. Haueter Award in 1989 for significant contributions to the development of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft other than helicopters; Dr. Alexander Klemin Award in 1999 for notable achievement in advancement of rotary-wing aeronautics; and Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship in 2002 for reflecting the highest ideals, goals, and achievements in the field of helicopter aircraft engineering and development. He has been a Director of AVX Aircraft Company since 2006. Mr. Gaffey received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 1960 and Senior EEC Program, MIT Sloan School 1988.