About Us

Blue Hawk Aviation is a New Orleans based aviation and aircraft advisory and consulting company focused on understanding our clients’ requirements and providing expert, objective and professional guidance and services. 

Our services include:

Management Team

Brian Hennessy – Principal/Managing Member: bhennessy@bhaviation.com

Brian has over 25 years of operations, training and leadership experience in the United States Navy, commercial aviation, and corporate enterprise.  He has served as the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 204, a Navy Reserve F/A-18 Hornet Squadron in New Orleans with over 200 personnel, 12 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft valued at over $400 million, and an annual operating budget of over $32 million, and is currently a pilot for United Airlines.  Before founding Blue Hawk Aviation, Brian was a Senior Managing Director and Vice President at two mergers and acquisition firms.  Brian holds type ratings in the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 757/767 aircraft and has over 4,000 flight hours in tactical military and civilian air transport aircraft.

Chuck Billy – Principal/Corporate Counsel: cbilly@bhaviation.com

Chuck Billy has over 25 years of experience in operations, management and the law in both the United States Navy, private companies and as a pilot for United Airlines.  Chuck currently practices law in Southern California and most was an attorney at Keesel, Young & Logan, PC, specializing in corporate transactions, securities and business litigation.  Chuck has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer at a defense industry consulting firm.  Chuck was a fully qualified F/A-18 pilot and instructor during 10 years of active duty Navy service and holds a type rating in the Airbus A320 and B737 aircraft.

Jeffrey Baumgarten – Director, Healthcare Consulting Services: jbaumgarten@bhaviation.com

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in operations, training and management in the United States Navy and the commercial airline industry.  Jeff currently is a United Airlines Pilot and was the Commanding Officer of Second Fleet Air Operations Command and Control Detachment in Pensacola, FL.  Jeff has also served as the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 204, an F/A-18 Hornet Squadron in New Orleans with over 200 personnel, 12 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft valued at over $400 million, and an annual operating budget of over $32 million.  Jeff holds type ratings in the Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft and has flown over 4000 hours in tactical military and civil aircraft.

Mark Meyer – CFO: mmeyer@bhaviation.com

Mark has over 33 years of experience in various financial roles, the past 10 as Chief Financial Officer. Mark has actively managed virtually all financial and administrative affairs, including accounting, audit, banking, finance, human resources, real estate, legal, insurance and is an expert in business start-up and in the creation of complex policies, procedures and regulation. Mark’s recent focus has been in the Mergers & Acquisitions industry, where he built a strong knowledge base in the operations and valuation of business entities.  During his tenure in the M&A industry, Mark held a FINRA Series 27 securities license.