Boeing appoints Marc Allen Chief Strategy Officer, names Chris Raymond as company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer

Marc Allen (l) and Christopher Raymond (r)

Boeing has named B. Marc Allen as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. The company also announced Christopher Raymond as the company’s Chief Sustainability Officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith. The appointments are effective October 1. Allen, first appointed to the company’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International, will now take on responsibility for the enterprise’s overarching strategy, including long-term planning; global business and corporate development; and strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He Read more

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Boeing appoints Ed Dandridge to lead communications

Ed Dandridge

Boeing has named Ed Dandridge as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective September 28. Dandridge succeeds Greg Smith, who has served as interim Chief Communications Officer since July in addition to his role as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Dandridge will report to Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun and will serve on the company’s Executive Council. In this role, Dandridge will oversee all aspects of Boeing’s communications, including business unit communications, corporate communications, media relations, public affairs, leadership communications, employee engagement and corporate branding, as well as channel and content Read more

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Luis Gallego officially takes over the helm at IAG

Luis Gallego

International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed that Luis Gallego, the former chairman of Iberia, one of the Group’s carriers, has officially taken over from Willie Walsh as Chief Executive, effective Tuesday September 8, immediately after the Group’s Annual General Meeting. Commenting on his new position, Gallego said: “It’s an honour to become IAG’s chief executive, following in Willie’s footsteps and building on all that he has achieved in the past nine years. This is a hugely difficult time for our industry. Not only do we face the immediate challenge of COVID, but we must ensure that IAG is strong and Read more

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Aergo Capital enhances platform capabilities with key hires

Aergo Capital (Aergo) is expanding its aviation platform by significantly developing its Structured Products capabilities. These enhanced customer services will be provided by senior strategic new hires complementing existing expertise. Aergo’s bold expansion highlights its confidence in the future of aviation, despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the industry and further positions the company to take advantage of opportunities going forward. Additional or enhanced client services include capital and financial structuring, joint ventures using its platform strength and lease management capabilities, remarketing assets, acquisition, disposal, technical advisory, and restructuring services. Joining the Aergo team are David Power as Executive Read more

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American Airlines appoints Jessica Tyler to President of Cargo and Vice President of Airport Excellence

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler has been promoted to President of American Airlines Cargo and Vice President of Airport Excellence. Tyler is the first female president in the 75-year history of American’s Cargo division. In this role, she leads the teams responsible for the success of the airline’s cargo business and delivering operational and customer service excellence both for airports and cargo. She reports to Jim Butler, Senior Vice President of Airport Operations and Cargo. Tyler previously served as managing director of Strategy and Development for American Airlines Cargo. Tyler has replaced Rick Elieson, who was named Vice President of Loyalty, overseeing the Read more

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Safran appoints new management

Safran has named Olivier Andriès as Executive Vice President, effective September 10, 2020. He is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.As initially announced, Andriès will succeed Philippe Petitcolin as Chief Executive Officer of Safran on January 1, 2021. Jean-Paul Alary has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Safran Aircraft Engines, effective September 10, 2020. He succeeds Andriès and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Cédric Goubet has been named Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems, effective September 10, 2020. He succeeds Alary and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Vincent Caro has been named Read more

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Stratos adds senior industry executives

David Goring-Thomas, Paul Goodfellow and Jamie Carter

Stratos Aero, the aircraft investment specialist, has added three senior industry professionals to its team: David Goring-Thomas joins as Senior Advisor on various strategic initiatives, Paul Goodfellow as Head of Risk & Restructuring and Jamie Carter as Marketing Director. Goring-Thomas has more than 30 years’ experience in Aviation Finance, including over 20 years at DVB Bank, for the larger part as Global Head of Aviation. Goodfellow has over 12 years’ experience in the aviation sector across banks, airlines and lessors: most recently, he held risk and restructuring roles covering repossession and debt/arrears management at AerCap and ALAFCO. Carter is an Read more

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Change in the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Angela Titzrath und Michael Kerkloh

Within the stabilization package of the Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany for Deutsche Lufthansa AG, it has been agreed that the Federal Government may appoint two members to the Supervisory Board of the Company in its role as shareholder. This part of the agreement has now been completed with the appointment of Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh. Titzrath and Kerkloh will soon be appointed as new members of the Supervisory Board by court order. As agreed, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Karl-Ludwig Kley, had the right to propose new members Read more

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CEO of Qantas International to leave the Group

Tino La Spina

The Qantas Group has announced a reduction to its Group Management Committee as it continues to respond to the expanding COVID-19 crisis. CEO of Qantas International, Tino La Spina, will leave the Group in light of what is likely to be the extended grounding of this part of the airline. Responsibilities currently held by La Spina will transfer to CEO of Qantas Domestic, Andrew David. David’s role will change as a result, adding functional responsibility for Qantas International in addition to his existing responsibility for Qantas Domestic and Qantas Freight, reporting to Group CEO Alan Joyce. John Gissing (Group Executive Read more

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Embraer appoints new global commercial team

Following the appointment of Arjan Meijer as President & CEO of Embraer’s Commercial Aviation business in June, the Brazilian planemaker is making a number of key leadership appointments in its global commercial team. Martyn Holmes has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer’s commercial unit. He joined the company in 2012 and is moving on from his previous role, as Vice President for Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Holmes will continue to be based in Amsterdam at Embraer’s EMEA head office, and will report to President & CEO, Arjan Meijer. Cesar Pereira, has been appointed Vice President of Europe, Middle Read more

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