Aircraft cabin lighting specialists, STG Aerospace, reported that Richard Ilett has joined the company in the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). nSince undertaking a mechanical engineering graduate apprenticeship with British Aircraft Corporation and Leicester University, Richard has spent most of his career in the aerospace industry. During his 17 years with British Aerospace, he worked initially in Plant Engineering and Site Development and, as Sub Contract Manager, was responsible for the sourcing and delivery of £25m p.a. worth of aircraft components in the international supply chain. This was followed by a period of three years in charge of the Fitting and Hydraulic Operating Centre, managing 230 operators and 50 indirect staff involved in manufacturing engineering, production control and quality inspection.