Richard Chan, Founder and CEO
In addition to flying over 20 types of aircraft as a licensed pilot, Richard Chan has over thirty years of experience in management, aviation training, maintenance and salvage for companies such as Flying Tigers, London School of Flying, Aircraft Salvage and Parts, Aircraft Spares and Hawthorne Aviation.
After acquiring his first airline interior in 1987, Chan developed unique modular, mobile airline sets. The success of this initial prototype led to the establishment of Aero Mock-Ups–now the premier supplier of airline interiors to the entertainment industry worldwide.
An avid supporter of passenger safety education, Chan has served as an expert witness for the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. Chan is also an active participant on aviation advisory boards and safety symposiums with airline pilots and flight attendant associations, government agencies, researchers, manufacturers and operators.
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Danny Kopel, Construction Manager
As a licensed General Contractor, Danny Kopel has worked in the scenery and prop departments of major television, theatrical and feature-film production companies for over forty years. Skilled in woodworking, structural and artistic welding, mold making and product duplication, Kopel was also responsible for the construction of many of the life-size historical replicas at the WillRodgersWesternHeritageMuseum in Burbank.
Since joining Aero Mock-Ups in 1996, Kopel has used his design, engineering and construction expertise, along with his extensive experience in the entertainment industry, to ensure that productions run smoothly and efficiently. Kopel has also used his engineering skills to double the amount of product per semi truck, significantly reducing customer delivery costs.