AJW Group appoints Tony Whitty as Director of Aircraft and Engine Procurement

Tony Whitty

AJW Group has announced the appointment of Tony Whitty as Director of Aircraft and Engine Procurement. Whitty who joined the business on November 29, 2021, will be responsible for aircraft and engine acquisitions across the AJW Group. Whitty will use his extensive and diverse experience in aircraft remarketing for airlines, banks and other aircraft owners to assist AJW Group in its aircraft and engine trading business. Whitty started his career in aircraft remarketing in 1990 with Fortis Aviation. He has been based both in Europe and the USA and has achieved considerable success in aircraft remarketing on behalf of a Read more

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Stephen Mitchell joins Savback Helicopters as Head of Sales, UK and Ireland

Stephen Mitchell

Savback Helicopters has announced another addition to its sales team, engaging Stephen Mitchell as its Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Mitchell joins Commercial Director Rick Andrew and both will be based at the company’s newly opened facilities at the Nottingham Heliport, UK. Stephen brings 25 years of experience in civil aviation sales to Savback. Following 12 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, he began a career in helicopter sales, specialising in transacting Robinson and Leonardo Helicopters. This included 17 years with Sloane Helicopters. Following this, he gained experience in both business jet and commercial Read more

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Keiron McNeill joins RAS completions and interiors as Managing Director

Keiron Mc Neill

RAS aircraft completions and interiors – a subsidiary of JETMS and a family member of the Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Keiron McNeill as the company’s Managing Director. McNeill arrives at RAS from his previous role as Chief Technical Officer for Loganair in the UK market. At Loganair he was a member of the airline’s leadership team charged with responsibility for the technical introduction of the Embraer 135/145 fleet along with the ATR 42/72 into the airline’s resources. McNeill brings with him extensive experience gained with regional and international airlines, VVIP operations, the aviation resource industries in Europe, the Middle Read more

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Accelya promotes Jim Davidson to President and Chief Strategy Officer

Accelya, a leading provider of technology solutions to the global airline and travel industry, has announced the promotion of Chief Product Officer Jim Davidson to President and Chief Strategy Officer. Additionally, John Johnston will be stepping down as CEO and will transition to the role of Special Advisor, with Davidson immediately assuming day-to-day operational oversight of Accelya during the company’s search for its next CEO. Davidson was CEO of Farelogix for more than 15 years prior to its acquisition by Accelya and brings with him extensive experience and a track record of innovation and customer-centric strategies. At Farelogix, Davidson oversaw Read more

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Stratos adds Hongtao Li and Kevin Moynihan to executive team

Stratos, a leading aircraft investment specialist and asset manager, has announced the addition of two industry professionals to its team: Hongtao Li as Head of Greater China on various strategic marketing initiatives and based in Hong Kong and Kevin Moynihan as Lease Manager based in Shannon, Ireland.Li has accumulated over 20 years of experience with top OEMs and international airlines. He most recently held the role of Sales Director at Airbus (China) covering aircraft sales and after sales services. Prior to this, Li worked in maintenance management supporting airline operations for various airlines based in Shanghai. Moynihan is a chartered Read more

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Harald Gloy to resign from Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board

Harald Gloy

Harald Gloy, Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer at Lufthansa Cargo, will leave the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo on February 28, 2022, for personal reasons and will devote himself to new professional challenges outside the Lufthansa Group. Gloy, an industrial engineer, has been Chief Operations Officer since January 1, 2019. In his role, he was responsible for handling at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs as well as for global handling management, flight operations and security. Since March 1, 2021, Gloy has also been responsible for human resources on the Executive Board and thus assumed the role of Labor Director.

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Norwegian appoints Hans-Jørgen Wibstad as new CFO

Hans-Jørgen Wibstad

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Scandinavian low-cost carrier, has announced that effective June 1, 2022, Hans-Jørgen Wibstad will be its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Currently Wibstad is serving as  EVP & CFO at Multiconsult ASA, having accrued more than 20 years’ experience from various CFO and management roles within industry, shipbuilding, shipping and offshore, including CFO in Kongsberg Gruppen. He also has considerable experience in financial markets, including working as a senior corporate banker for several years. “I am truly excited about this opportunity. Norwegian is a market leading low-cost airline with a strong brand and loyal customer base. As Read more

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Jorge Ortega appointed CEO of Safran Cabin

Jorge Ortega

Effective December 1, 2021, Jorge Ortega is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Safran Cabin and becomes a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. He succeeds Norman Jordan who has decided to give a new orientation to his career. After having held different management responsibilities in Westinghouse Corporation, Ortega joined Labinal in 1993 as programme manager and then operations manager. In 2000, he was promoted to President of Labinal Mexico and managed the business development and growth of the Chihuahua sites. In December 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of the North America wiring systems activities and then, in 2011, North Read more

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APOC appoints Kevin Wall as Senior Vice President, Business Development – Americas

Kevin Wall

APOC has brought in experienced senior executive, Kevin Wall, to lead its expansion programme in the Americas. His remit will encompass increasing market share for APOC’s growing leasing and asset acquisition business, alongside the trading and sale of aircraft parts, engines and landing gear from APOC’s narrow-body-aligned portfolio. Previously Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy CEO at Dublin Aerospace, Walls’ career encompasses senior sales and engineering roles at Lufthansa Technik and Fokker Aircraft BV. “The new role of Senior VP Business Development – Americas is of strategic importance as we broaden APOC’s global footprint,” explains CEO Max Lutje Wooldrik. “Kevin is Read more

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RECARO Group setting the course for next phase of corporate development

Martin Putsch (l) and Mark Hiller (r) ©RECARO

Personnel and structural changes are taking place at the Recaro Group, a provider of high-quality seating solutions, setting the course for the next phase of the company’s development. On January 1, 2022, Dr. Mark Hiller CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating since 2012, will also become CEO of Recaro Holding GmbH, the Group’s strategic management company. He will be succeeding Recaro Shareholder Martin Putsch in this position. Peter Müller, as a long-standing member of the Executive Management Team of Recaro Aircraft Seating responsible for Finance & Administration, will additionally assume the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Recaro Holding. Hartmut Read more

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