Chief Executive Officer
Charlotte Pedersen is a Danish national with more than 25 years of experience in aviation. She was the first female to enter the prestigious military pilot program in the Danish Air Force in 1989 when the Armed Forces accepted female applicants to the program for the first time. Going through pilot training in the US Navy as a helicopter pilot, she graduated on the Commodores list in the top 20 out of 1000 pilots. Charlotte continued her military career attending the Officers Academy and occupying several higher staff positions,- amongst others, being responsible for Helicopter Safety Equipment and Training, Instructor in the Water Survival Programme for military flight crews and HUET Underwater Instructor as well as Instructor for Medical Personnel Operational Training (Open Water hoist Training), while still flying search and rescue missions.
After her military services, Charlotte worked for the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) in Luxembourg as a Flight Operations Inspector for both Helicopters and Fixed Wing. She maintained her flying status flying Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France on a part-time basis. During this period, Charlotte also participated on a volunteer basis for the European Aviation Safety Agency in working groups focusing on Helicopter Safety (EHSIT) and Human Factors (EHFAG).
Charlotte joined Luxaviation in 2012 and was nominated Chief Operating Officer of the Luxaviation Group in 2014.
In 2016 Charlotte Pedersen was promoted to CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters which is part of the Luxaviation Group. Luxaviation Helicopters is a worldwide organization managing VIP helicopters for private and business clients, specialized in helicopter management and yacht operations with focus on exceptional high safety, security and quality standards.
Charlotte holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Strategic Management (Graduated with Honors).