French born, Nicolas Winkel has more than 26 years experience in Aviation.
He started his aviation career in 1991 obtaining his professional pilot’s license in the USA.
Moving in 1993 to Russia he became the first western pilot cleared to fly for a major Russian airline located in Novosibirsk.
Afterwards Nicolas extended his pilot's experience flying different types of business jets. In the same time he co-founded one of the first Russian business jets operator, Jet 2000.
Nicolas actively provided aircraft acquisition assistance to numerous customers working with major aircraft manufacturers such as Dassault Aviation, Bombardier, Embraer and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
The younger but not the least experienced member of the team, Andrey has started working as an apron supervisor assisting aircraft crew for ground handling.
Andrey managed to demonstrate team management skills in a short time, and then he joined Sky Atlas team to lead the Flight Support department of the company, which is composed of more than 12 qualified duty managers and licensed navigators.