About Us

  • Board of Directors Open or Close

    Oscar M. Lopez

    Board Adviser

    Oscar M. Lopez, Filipino, has served as Chairman of INAEC Aviation since 1998. He is Chairman Emeritus of Lopez Holdings Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, First Gen, EDC and Rockwell Land Corporation, all publicly-listed companies. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lopez Group Foundation and Eugenio Lopez Foundation. He completed his master’s degree in Public Administration at the Littauer School of Public Administration (now the John F. Kennedy School of Government) at Harvard University, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA, cum laude).

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    Eugenio L. Lopez III, Filipino, has served as Director of INAEC Aviation since 1997. He is President of Lopez, Inc. and the Chairman of the Board of ABS-CBN Corporation and Sky Cable Corporation; He is the vice chairman of Lopez Holdings Corporation. He is a Director of First Gen and First Philippine Holdings Corporation, all publicly-listed companies. He was the CEO of ABS-CBN until 2012. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Bowdoin College, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

    Manuel M. Lopez


    Manuel M. Lopez, Filipino, has served as Director of INAEC Aviation Corporation since 2010. He was the Philippine Ambassador to Japan until June 2016. He continues to be a Director of Manila Electric Company, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2010. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Lopez Holdings Corporation, and Chairman of Rockwell Land Corporation, all publicly-listed companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration, and pursued advanced studies in Financial and Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

    Fed­erico R. Lopez


    Federico R. Lopez, Filipino, served as Director of INAEC Aviation Corporation since 2007. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), First Gen Corporation (First Gen), Energy Development Corporation (EDC), all publicly-listened companies. He is Vice-Chairman of Rockwell Land Corporation, Treasurer of Lopez Holdings, and a Director of ABS-CBN. He earned his BA (cum laude), with a double major in Economics and International Relations, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Benjamin R. Lopez


    Benjamin R. Lopez, Filipino, is Director and President of INAEC Aviation since July 26, 2007. He is also Senior Executive Vice President of Lopez, Inc. a member of the Board of Directors of various subsidiaries such as First Balfour, Inc., First Philec and First Philippine Utilities Corp. He has been Vice President of First Philippine Holdings Corporation since 2006. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs in 1992 from the George Washington University and an Executive Masters in Business Administration degree at the Asian Institute of Management in 2001.

    Francis Giles B. Puno


    Francis Giles B. Puno, Filipino, served as Director of INAEC Aviation Corporation since 2016. He is President and COO of First Philippine Holdings Corporation since October 1, 2015. He is Director of First Gen’s subsidiaries and affiliates. He has a BS in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.

    Herminio C. Brion


    Herminio C. Brion, Filipino, served as Director of INAEC Aviation since August 7, 2008. He was INAEC’s Officer-in-Charge from 1996 to 2000 and its Aviation Manager from 2000 to 2008. He has served as the Officer-in-Charge for Maintenance of Helicopter and Cessna Citation Aircraft for Meralco from 1968 to 1993. He graduated as an Associate in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at FEATI University in 1959. Mr. Brion is one of only two in the Philippines who gained the honor of Master Technician on Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 at Flight Safety International in Kansas, U.S.A. He obtained aircraft ratings for Cessna Citation 500, heavy maintenance on JT-15D4 engines, and Bell Jet Ranger II Helicopter, all from training academies in the United States, and for EC135 Helicopter from Eurocopter Training in Germany.

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    Lt. General William K. Hotchkiss III

    Independent Director

    Lt. General William K. Hotchkiss III, Filipino, is the newly elected Independent Director of INAEC Aviation since July 27, 2017. He is the Chairman of Cantilan Bank, Inc., based in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. He was Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) from 2012 until 2016. He was Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force from 1996 to 1999. Lt. Gen. Hotchkiss graduated from the Philippine Air Force Flying School in 1964. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation from Basa Air Base College in 1971 and a Masters degree in Education from the University of the Philippines in 1978.

  • Senior Management Open or Close


    Benjamin R. Lopez


    Mr. Ben­jamin R. Lopez was appointed as INAEC pres­i­dent in 2006. He is con­cur­rently vice pres­i­dent of First Philip­pine Cor­po­ra­tion (FPH), a pub­licly listed com­pany. He was sec­onded to FPH’s prop­erty devel­op­ment sub­sidiary, Rock­well Land Cor­po­ra­tion, from 1993 to 2003, where he held var­i­ous man­age­ment posi­tions. He is a mem­ber of the board of direc­tors of First Bal­four, Inc. and var­i­ous sub­sidiaries of the FPH group. He has a Bach­e­lor of Arts degree in Inter­na­tional Affairs con­cen­tra­tion in eco­nom­ics from the George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ing­ton D.C. (1992) and an Exec­u­tive Mas­ters in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from the Asian Insti­tute of Man­age­ment (2001).

    Aldi Dexter P. Ampong

    General Manager

    Mr. Aldi Dexter P. Ampong joined INAEC as Head of Commercial in 2011 and was appointed as General Manager in January 2015. He previously worked for Alpha Aviation Group Philippines (formerly Clark Aviation), first as Head of Strategy and Business Development from 2008 to 2010 and then as General Manager until 2011. He served the Philippine Army from 1994 to 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philippine Military Academy in 1994 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Asian Institute of Management in 2008, after completing graduate courses with concentration in Finance at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Gilbert M. Tabberrah

    General Manager - INAEC North

    Capt. Gilbert M. Tabberrah joined INAEC as corporate pilot in 2000 and was appointed as INAEC Head of Operations in 2011. With the establishment of INAEC North Aviation Corporation (INAEC North) to expand INAEC’s operations at the Clark Freeport Zone, Capt. Tabberrah was appointed as its General Manager effective January 2017.  Prior to joining INAEC, he worked for the Air Transportation Office (ATO) from 1999 to 2000 as an ATO check pilot for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, and at Philippine Airlines as DC-10 S/E systems engineer (1990-1993) and as Fokker F-50 captain (1994-1997). A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduate of Adamson University, he underwent Undergraduate Pilot Training as an aviation cadet (1977-1978) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Flying School. He then served with the PAF 205th Helicopter Wing (1979-1980) and 250th Presidential Airlift Wing (1980-1990). He has over 9,800 hours of flying time and is qualified to pilot the following aircraft: Learjet 45; YS-11; Fokker F-50; SKA 350; and AS350 B2.

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    Federico C. Ercilla Jr.

    Head of Operations

    Capt. Federico C. Ercilla Jr. was appointed as INAEC’s Head of Operations in January 2017. He joined INAEC in July 2013 as a pilot for the AS 350 B2 helicopter and, later on, for the Bell 429 helicopter.  Before his stint with INAEC, he was a decorated pilot and officer for the Philippine Air Force, serving from 1978 to 2010.  He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2009.  After finishing his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos in 1976, he trained as an aviation cadet with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Flying School from 1977 to 1978. Capt. Ercilla also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University.  Capt. Ercilla has logged more than 4,000 flight hours as a pilot and has flown the UH1H/Bell 205 helicopter, C-130 aircraft, and N-22B Nomad aircraft, in addition to the AS350 B2 and Bell 429 helicopter.

    Glenn E. Perez

    Head of the Corporate Services Group

    Engr. Glenn E. Perez was appointed as Head of Quality and Safety in 2012 and, in September 2015, as Head of the Corporate Services Group. He worked as Quality, Environment, Safety, and Health Corporate Program Manager for the Lopez Group Business Excellence unit, under Lopez Holdings Corporation, since 2006. In that capacity, he served as second party consultant/auditor of INAEC. He worked for ECC International (2001-2005) as senior management system consultant and operations manager and for Kisho Sakata Electronics (1998-2001) as senior quality assurance engineer. A licensed mechanical engineer, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Batangas State University. He is currently enrolled in the Ateneo Regis – MBA Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

    Constantine A. Cano

    Head of Quality and Safety

    Engr. Constantine A. Cano was appointed Head of Maintenance in 2013 and as Head of Quality and Safety in September 2015. He worked as director of Quality Control and Safety at Eurocopter Philippines, Inc.; as manager for Quality at Air Philippines Corporation; as senior Aviation Safety Regulation officer for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines; and as fulltime technical/engineering instructor for Air-link International Aviation College. A licensed aeronautical engineer, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, from PATTS College of Aeronautics. He also completed the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course in the same institution. He has current licenses as an aircraft mechanic, aircraft specialist, and ground instructor.

    Jowe T. Dano

    Head of Maintenance and Engineering

    Jowe T. Dano was appointed Head of Maintenance and Engineering in September 2015. He worked as a maintenance technician for INAEC from 2008 until 2015. He was also previously a mechanic for then Asian Spirit Airlines, from 2004 to 2008.  A licensed aviation maintenance technician, he completed his degree in Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology in Indiana Aerospace University in Cebu, Philippines in 2003. He is currently rated as a maintenance technician for fixed wing (Beechcraft Super King Air 350) and rotary wing (EC 135 P2, AS350B2, AS355F2, and Bell 429) aircraft.

    Amelia B. Apolinar

    Head of Finance

    Ms. Amelia B. Apolinar joined INAEC as its Head of Finance in March 2015.  With over 27 years of experience in finance and accountancy, Ms. Apolinar worked in various capacities, from Accounting Head to Finance Manager, for several multinational companies, such as Tokumi Electronics Phils., Inc., Nikkoshi Electronics Phils., Inc., and Entel HK Philippines.  A certified public accountant (CPA), Ms. Apolinar obtained her degree in Business Administration, major in Accountancy, from the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) - Manila in 1986.

    Maila Roberta A. Padpad-Banaag

    Head - Legal

    Ms. Maila Roberta A. Padpad-Banaag has been Legal Counsel of INAEC since March 2015.  She was previously the corporate secretary of Macay Holdings, Inc. from October 2013 until March 2015. She has prior experience with the aviation industry as counsel for Zest Airways, Inc. (2008 – 2013) and Cebu Pacific (2003 – 2005). She also worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Solicitor General, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals. She obtained her degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws in 1994 and 1998, respectively, from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

  • History Open or Close

    Established in 1932 by Don Eugenio H. Lopez, Sr., Iloilo-Negros Air Express Company (INAEC) was the first Filipino-owned private airline in the Philippines. Although its fleet was completely destroyed in World War II, INAEC quickly rebuilt after the war to become Far East Asia Transport, Inc. (FEATI), the first Filipino airline to serve international routes. FEATI was sold in 1947 and subsequently merged with Philippine Airlines. INAEC was revived in 1993 initially to serve the needs of the Lopez Group of Companies. In 2001, INAEC secured a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) and an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to expand its clientele in response to the heightened demand for air charter services, both domestic and international.

  • Mission Open or Close
    To provide safe and reliable air charter services, compliant with local and international standards.  
  • Vision Open or Close
    To be the preferred air charter provider in Asia. 
  • Values Open or Close

    As a member of the Lopez Group, I N A E C upholds the Lopez Values:

    • A Pioneering Entrepreneurial Spirit
    • Business Excellence
    • Unity
    • Nationalism
    • Social Justice
    • Integrity
    • Employee Welfare and Wellness