Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Dek has held various roles in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and commercial aviation over the past 40 years. A former air force pilot turned entrepreneur, Dek also managed a successful emergency medical evacuation center and managed aircraft for high net-worth individuals prior to setting up Kestrel.
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Merit Scholarship recipient, David has been in aviation for approximately 25 years. In addition to a distinguished military career having held key appointments in the RSAF, David is also a qualified aircraft appraiser, a Certified Flight Instructor and an Airline Transport Pilot with several countries. He brings with him a wealth of experience in strategic planning, aviation operations management and aviation research.
Operations Director, Co-Founder
CAPT. ARASA RETANAM
Capt. Arasa has accumulated over 20,000 flying hours with Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Capt. Arasa’s extensive experience has provided him with an in-depth professional knowledge of the inner workings of numerous regulatory authorities and different aircraft operating environments.