GA Telesis Engine Services appoints Carsten Holm as Chief Commercial Officer

GA Telesis Engine Services Oy (GATES) has appointed Carsten Holm as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Holm, who previously served as GATES Chief Operations Officer (COO), is responsible for driving commercial solutions for GATES business including the development and implementation of supply chain and inventory strategies, while furthering the internal repair business.

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BARIG Secretary General Michael Hoppe reconfirmed as Executive Board member of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt

In the context of the most recent general assembly of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt (ACCF) Michael Hoppe, Secretary General of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), was reconfirmed as Executive Board member of the community. Hoppe has been part of the ACCF since its foundation in 2014. As Secretary General of BARIG he there represents the interests of over 100 national and international cargo and passenger airlines. “Active involvement in the ACCF is of great importance to us for example concerning the enhancement of infrastructure at the airport in Frankfurt as Europe’s largest cargo airport and regarding Read more

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Arnaud de Bussac appointed Vice President Strategy of Safran Nacelles

Arnaud de Bussac has been appointed Vice President Strategy of Safran Nacelles. He has joined the Executive Committee and reports directly to Cédric Goubet, CEO of Safran Nacelles. De Bussac is responsible for supervising strategic thinking and the related action plan, in order to enhance the company’s positioning in its core market. He joined Safran Nacelles in 2010 as Vice President Procurement & Partnership and member of the Safran Nacelles Executive Committee. In early 2016, de Bussac was appointed Vice President Purchasing.

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CEO of RUAG Aerostructures to step down

At the end of June, Dr. Alexander Toussaint will step down from his position as CEO of RUAG Aerostructures at his own request in order to pursue a new challenge outside the company. Dirk Prehn, Head of Programs & Sales and a member of the Executive Board of the RUAG Aerostructures division, will assume the management of the division on a temporary basis and will be responsible for its 1,250 employees and the production facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), Emmen (Switzerland) and Eger (Hungary).

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More management reshuffling at IAI

The board of directors of ELTA, subsidiary and division of Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), which is headed by CEO Joseph Weiss, has approved the nomination of Yoav Turgeman to ELTA CEO and IAI EVP. Turgeman has been serving in managerial positions at IAI for the past 11 years, the most recent one as general manager of the MLM plant, where he was responsible to various IAI strategic operations.

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Akbar Al Baker new IATA Board Chairman​

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term effective from the conclusion of the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney, Australia. Al Baker is the 77th chair of the IATA BoG and the first CEO from Qatar Airways to hold the position. He has served on the BoG since 2012. He succeeds Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines.

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GA Telesis Engine Services Oy appoints Jukka Laurila Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Commercial jet engine MRO provider, GA Telesis Engine Services Oy (GATES) has announced the appointment of Jukka Laurila as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, he will manage MRO service operations and act as the accountable manager for regulatory purposes. Laurila is a transport industry professional with more than 20 years in the sector specializing in airline, network and fleet management. He joins GATES from Jet Time A/S, a Danish airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft, where he served as Managing Director of Jet Time Oy in Finland. Prior to his successful tenure at Read more

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Embraer names new executives for Commercial Aviation business unit

Embraer has appointed Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa. Both executives will join the Commercial Aviation business unit to strengthen Embraer’s global marketing & sales team and will report to Arjan Meijer, Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of June 4th, 2018. Ron Baur brings to Embraer over 25 years of experience acquiring mainline and regional aircraft for one of the largest airlines in the world. Prior to joining Embraer, Ron held positions of increasing responsibility in Operations and Finance at Continental and United Airlines culminating as Read more

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IAI appoints new CEO for IAI North America

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has named Mr. Swami Iyer as CEO of IAI North America, its US subsidiary. Iyer will be responsible for all IAI operations in North America, including its subsidiaries Stark and ELTA North America. Harel Locker, IAI’s Chairman of the Board said: “The US represents 75 percent of the global defense market for IAI. We plan to focus and grow within this market. I welcome Swami Iyer as the new CEO of IAI North America. Mr. Iyer has a wealth of experience, professional, business and managerial capabilities. I am confident he will succeed in unlocking the potential Read more

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AeroVision names Jim McHugh as Senior Director of Sales

AeroVision International (Muskegon, MI) has named Jim McHugh as Senior Director of Sales. McHugh is a sales veteran with over 20 years of business development experience in all functions of large account management and operations. Prior to joining AeroVision International, he served as National Business Development Manager in the healthcare industry, providing extensive business development, sales training, strategic analysis and customer relationship management for organizations throughout the United States. McHugh and his team will be responsible for the growth and expansion of AeroVision’s parts, engines and aircraft segments.

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