Universal Avionics appoint Dror Yahav as new CEO

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has appointed Dror Yahav to the position of chief executive officer for the company, effective from April 10 2019.

Yahav (pictured right) transitions to chief executive officer taking over from Paul DeHerrera, as he retires after 25 years of service with UA.

DeHerrera (pictured left) said: “Merging into Elbit Systems was key to UA’s future growth, and I was proud to lead that strategic move and to work to shore it up since the closing last year. I can rest easy with the knowledge that UA will be in great hands with my successor to meet the challenges ahead.”

Yahav joined Elbit Systems in 2001 and has been serving as vice president of commercial aviation for the past eight years. He led the introduction of innovative and award winning EFVS and HUD technologies to commercial aviation, including the first EFVS for commercial helicopters, and the introduction of wearable HUD technology for the Air Transport market.

With 22 years of experience as a commercial aviation pilot, Yahav has flown fighters, trainers, and commercial airplanes.