Philippines’ Huma Island Resort Recruits Industry Leading Seaplane Chief Pilot, Captain Eric Brill

Huma Island Resort & Spa, a luxury Philippines resort, has hired Captain Eric Brill, an American seaplane pilot, as its Chief Pilot of Seaplane Operations.

Palawan, Philippines, December 12, 2014 --( Philippines’ Huma Island Resort & Spa hires new Seaplane Chief Pilot as seaplane operations surge.

In an intrepid and calculated talent acquisition to its seaplane operations, Huma Island Resort & Spa in the Philippines, managed by Kuwaiti-based International Trade Holding Company, successfully recruited Captain Eric Brill, a highly experienced and industry leading seaplane pilot, as its Chief Pilot and Seaplane Type Rating Instructor.

Captain Eric Brill is an American pilot and Certified Flight Instructor who brings specialized sets of skills and talents, both in and out of the cockpit, to the seaplane service operated by the luxury Huma Island Resort & Spa. He has operated seaplane aircraft in the United States, South America, the Maldives, and India prior to arriving in the Philippines. He has been flying for almost a decade.

The recruitment of Captain Eric Brill as Chief Pilot and Seaplane Type Rating Instructor by Huma Island Resort & Spa, built as a premium holiday destination for the discerning traveler and a spectacular hideaway nestled in Busuanga, Palawan, in the Philippines, is another indicator of significant growth and development of both Huma Island Resort & Spa as a destination and the Phillipines’ seaplane industry as a transportation sector.

Captain Brill was previously employed as Chief Pilot and Seaplane Type Rating Instructor at India’s only flying seaplane operator during the time, and prior to India, spent years flying seaplanes at the world’s largest operator of seaplanes in the Maldives, where millions of visiting tourists annually travel by seaplane.

“We warmly welcome Captain Eric Brill and his years of specialized experience in the planes we operate,” said a Huma Island Resort & Spa spokesperson, going on to say, “Captain Brill brings us his previous Chief Pilot and seaplane flight instructor know-how, and years of seaplane-specific experience gained while flying the biggest single fleet of seaplanes operating in the world. He will have a significant role in supporting the growth and development of our seaplane operations here in the Philippines. We are excited and lucky to have successfully acquired such industry leading and well qualified talent.”

When asked about his recent appointment as Chief Pilot of seaplane operations for Huma Island Resort & Spa, Captain Brill said, “I am honored and excited to be part of the growth and development of both Huma Island Resort & Spa and the Philippines’ thriving tourism industry, which I am confident will benefit significantly and substantially from the expanding seaplane service in the country that Huma Island is spearheading. As a beautiful country made up of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is particularly well suited to enjoy the benefits of seaplane connectivity.”

Huma Island Resort & Spa is an unparalleled destination paradise in Palawan, Philippines. Surrounded by waters that harbor a vast array of colorful marine life and hide the mysterious sunken wrecks of dozens of Japanese warships and planes, the island may well be one of the best diving destinations in the world. Here, clusters of emerald islands straddle the horizon, seeming to float on sparkling, crystal water. At dusk, the skies blaze a fiery orange, or glow with soft pinks and yellows. Miles away from the bustle and drudgery of the city, it’s the perfect place in which to lose – or perhaps find – one’s self.

This enclave with an abundance of marine life, startling white beaches and a lush rainforest landscape is an immaculate resort that boasts 81 contemporary, over-water and beach villas with private spas, with an on-call villa host for your needs. The resort has an outstanding range of restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. It is an idyllic hideaway for couples and small groups to pamper and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Palawan, whether through scuba diving, snorkeling or island hopping. Just an hour away from Manila by air, Busuanga is accessible daily via flights from Manila and Cebu. For more select, exclusive transfer, guests may opt to take the private seaplane service that lands directly in front of the resort.

International Trade Holding Co. is an international and multi diverse firm having professionals of various nationalities that organizes and manages different projects. With more than 1,000 people and a headcount that keeps growing, ITHC’s passion for opportunities also keeps coming. To learn more, they welcome you to visit

Our mission reflects our strong commitment to all our endeavors: hospitality, aviation, construction and retail. We are innovators and committed to expand internationally. Our Huma Island Resort & Spa, located at Dicilingan Island, Busuanga, is a private island located at the northern part of Palawan, Philippines. Further details regarding our luxury Huma Island Resort & Spa, including a video featuring our seaplane transfer service, can be found at
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