Rotable Repairs appoints Lionel Fearon MRO General Manager

As part of its ongoing plans for capacity expansion and to inject further knowledge and expertise into its new production lines Rotable Repairs has announced the engagement of Lionel Fearon. Fearon was until recently a Technical Engineer / C.C.E. at the British Airways workshops in Heathrow. Technically responsible for Mechanical Systems / Components in Hydraulics, Fuel, Power Generation and Wheels and Brakes he managed and maintained technical standards, safety and reliability, providing technical support for 150 technicians and engineers and managing a team of 9 Product Support Engineers.

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Embraer announces new Executive Vice-President Finance and Investor Relations

Embraer has reported that José Antonio de Almeida Filippo has resigned as Executive Vice-President Finance and Investor Relations, effective April 17, 2018, to pursue new professional projects. The Board of Directors of the Company elected on April 17, Nelson Krahenbuhl Salgado, as an interim measure, for the position of Executive Vice-President Finance and Investor Relations, replacing Filippo. Nelson will also accumulate his current institutional relations duties. Nelson Salgado holds bachelor´s, master´s and doctorate degree in Engineering and an MBA in Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He has been with Embraer for 30 years, having started his career in the Read more

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Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech to become new CEO of Austrian Airlines

Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, currently Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo, is to become the new CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Austrian Airlines from August 1, 2018 thus the designated successor to Kay Kratky. The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines must approve this proposal at its next meeting. Dorothea von Boxberg, currently Head of Global Sales Management at Lufthansa Cargo, shall succeed in the position of Chief Commercial Officer on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo as of August 1, 2018. The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo must approve this proposal at its next meeting.

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Universal Avionics names Curtis Thelen new CFO

Universal Avionics has appointed Curtis Thelen to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the company. Mr. Thelen transitions into this new role as predecessor, Michael Delgado retires after 20 years with the company. Mr. Thelen joined Universal Avionics in 2007 when he assumed the position of Controller. He has a business degree in Finance and Accounting, and a Master’s Degree in Business. “We’re pleased to have Curtis Thelen move up to CFO,” said Paul DeHerrera, Universal Avionics Chief Executive Officer. “His strong financial background and experience with the Universal Avionics culture will be extremely valuable as the company continues Read more

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Comlux appoints John Fleeman as new Head of Maintenance

Comlux Completion, Comlux’s completion and service center in Indianapolis and approved by Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier, has appointed John Fleeman as the new Head of Maintenance. Fleeman is joining the Comlux team after 21 years at Associated Air Center in Dallas. He has acquired a wealth of industry knowledge over the years in both BBJ and ACJ MRO work. John started his career working at Dalfort as an A&P mechanic. He served in various roles at AAC, starting first as an A&P lead mechanic and later moving to a Maintenance Program Manager and ultimately the Director of Maintenance where he Read more

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LHT Supervisory Board early extends Executive Board mandate of Constanze Hufenbecher

At its latest meeting, the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG early appointed Constanze Hufenbecher as Chief Financial Officer of Lufthansa Technik AG for further five years until January 31, 2024. The extension will be effective from February 1, 2019. Constanze Hufenbecher has been Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG since February 2016. In addition to Finance, she is responsible for Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services and for Corporate Services, including Accounting, Controlling, Procurement, Legal Affairs, Facility Management and International Trade.

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Airbus shareholders approve appointment of three new independent non-executive directors

Airbus shareholders have approved the appointment of three new independent non-executive directors to replace long-serving Board Members whose mandates expired, at the close of its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Following the AGM’s approval, Victor Chu joins the Airbus Board of Directors for a term of three years. Mr. Chu, who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong-based First Eastern Investment Group and a Member of the Board of China Merchants China Direct Investments, replaces Sir John Parker. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Solvay SA and a Member of the Read more

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Enhanced senior management team at Aero Norway underpins rapid growth of company

Engine MRO specialists, Aero Norway AS have appointed two new members of their senior management team. Neil Russell will undertake the role of Chief Operating Officer and Rune Veenstra as the new Chief Business Officer. These appointments are part of Aero Norway’s refreshed management structure which will see Russell and Veenstra act as divisional directors under CEO, Glenford Marston. Russell’s appointment follows a seven year career with TechnipFMC where six of those were spent as Engineering, Production & Supply Chain Director. In his new role, Russell will largely be responsible for growing the business, improving the efficiency and increasing profitability Read more

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Cadence Aerospace appoints Robert J. Saia as Senior Vice President, Business Development

Cadence Aerospace, a provider of highly complex aerospace components and assemblies to commercial and defense customers, has appointed Robert J. (Bob) Saia as Senior Vice President, Business Development. In this role, Saia will lead the company’s business development team to meet customer requirements and identify new market opportunities to execute the strategic business plan for the Cadence Aerospace organization. With Centers of Excellence based in the U.S. and Mexico, Cadence Aerospace serves the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment and other defense platforms.

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Avianor appoints new Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

Avianor announced the promotion of Marie‐Christine Huberdeau to Vice President, Sales and Marketing & Customer Service. Marie‐Christine has been an important part of Avianor since she joined the team in 2006. Quickly rising from the Engineering ranks to Director of Engineering, followed by Program Management and most recently Customer Service and Quotations. She has brought significant value to all departments and has been a large part of Avianor’s success and growth.

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