Academy Team

Our Team

With over 40 ground and flight instructors, and a total combined 54,795 hours of flight experience, we take pride in our highly skilled, dedicated team who, day after day, give their very best to provide you with the highest quality training available. We truly go the extra mile to make you succeed.

Carlos Amaro

AM – Accountable Manager

As a lawyer, Carlos Amaro has been involved in a large number of operations in Europe and Middle East in particular. Has an extensive experience as a consultant and as a liaison with the corporate world. Holds a flight crew license with single, multi engine and instrument ratings and has logged thousands of hours.

Vitor Campos

HT – Head of Training

Vitor Campos has several years of experience as Head of Operations in the aeronautical field. Was responsible for aircraft maintenance, fleet management, quality assurance and flight planning. Joined the Academy in 2015 assuming functions as Sevenair’s Compliance & Safety Manager. Since February 2018 holds the position of head of training. Holds a Flight crew license with single, multi engine, instrument and flight instructor ratings and has logged thousands of hours.

Sérgio Leal

DHT – Deputy Head of Training

Sérgio Leal is a professional pilot working on Sevenair’s regional lines as Dornier 228 and Jetstream 32 pilot in Multi Pilot Operations, acting as F/O and Captain. He has ratings of Examiner, Flight Instructor (VFR, IFR, Single Engine, Multi-Engine, Simulator) and Ground Instructor as well as TRI on the Dornier 228 and Jetstream
31/32 types.

Arménio Sá

CTKI – Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

Arménio Sá has a long experience and deep knowledge of military and civil aviation as executor, planner, teacher and instructor. Invited Teacher at Lusófona University and a Consultant for aeronautical industry, Arménio is a Portuguese Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Navigator (reserve) and is currently Sevenair’s Chief Theoretical Flight Instructor.

João Vieira

DCTKI – Deputy Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

João Vieira holds both EASA and FAA helicopter pilot license, having trained both in Europe and USA. He has a Bachelor in Motorsport Engineering and Design, having worked for several years in the automotive industry. He is currently Sevenair’s Deputy Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor.

Luís Martins

CFI – Chief Flight Instructor

Luís Martins has ratings of Examiner, Flight Instructor (VFR, IFR, Single Engine, Multi-Engine, Simulator) and Ground Instructor. Luís is also a retired Air Traffic Controller and is currently Sevenair’s Chief Flight Instructor.

Rita Almeida

COPS – Chief of Operations

Rita has worked in several aviation companies in Portugal, mostly related with pilot training. She has skills in logistics, planning and operations. Since 2018, holds the function of Chief of Operations.

Filipe Albuquerque

CMM/SMM – Compliance Monitoring Manager / Safety Monitoring Manager

Filipe Albuquerque has several years of experience in the fields of compliance and safety in aviation. Has worked in the Portuguese civil aviation authority and in several airlines and private operators. Since 2018 assumes the function of Sevenair’s Compliance and Safety Monitoring Manager.

Cátia Chambel

Training Manager Part 147

Cátia Chambel is a phycologist by training, operates in the aviation technical field since 2014 having in-depth knowledge about flight maintenance systems. Since 2016 works with Sevenair being responsible for the Maintenance Technician Training, part 147 course, a high-level training system in accordance with EASA Regulations.

Henrique Rios

Examination Manager Part 147

Henrique Rios has a deep experience in the aviation technical field. Graduated in 2013 in Aeronautical Sciences, has been improving his skills in aircraft maintenance engineering on several companies. Joined Sevenair in 2016 as Examination Manager Part 147.