AJW Group names Frank Boni Vice President of MRO Sales

AJW Group has appointed Frank Boni as Vice President of MRO Sales. Boni, who joins AJW on November 1, 2018, has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with substantial expertise in MRO services, sales and operations. Boni will be responsible for sales of the company’s MRO services worldwide for the Group. He will also work closely with AJW’s leadership, commercial, technical and business improvement teams to develop the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, its state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal.

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ACI Aviation Consulting and Airliner Price Guide expand leadership team

Washington, D.C. based ACI Aviation Consulting (ACI) and Airliner Price Guide (APG) expand its leadership team with the addition of its new Director of Valuations, Andy Krantz and the promotion of Matt Stripp to Director of Analytics. Andy Krantz joins ACI as Director of Valuations, providing clients with critical business aviation expertise. Krantz will oversee valuations and support ACI’s leadership across company operations. Andy is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. As ACI’s Director of Analytics, Matt Stripp will not only play an integral role in Read more

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Aer Lingus CEO to step down in January 2019

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh will step down on January 1, 2019 but will remain on the airline’s board as a non-executive director. He will be succeeded as chief executive and executive director by Sean Doyle who is currently British Airways director of network, fleet and alliances. Sean Doyle, originally from Cork, will take up his new role on January 1, 2019. He joined British Airways in 1998 and has undertaken financial, strategy, commercial and alliance roles for British Airways culminating in his appointment to the airline’s executive management committee in 2016.

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Bombardier appoints Sam Abdelmalek Chief Transformation and Supply Chain Officer

Sam Abdelmalek

Bombardier has named Sam Abdelmalek as Chief Transformation and Supply Chain Officer, effective October 10, 2018. Abdelmalek will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, he will assume responsibility for the continued transformation of the company’s operations and lead the company’s supply chain activities to reduce costs and improve efficiency and quality to support Bombardier’s growth objectives. Abdelmalek brings almost 30 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Bombardier. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Pratt & Whitney.

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Airport Coordination bolsters its independence with appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

Leading airport slot coordinator Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL), has welcomed two further independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board, effective immediately. Ailsa Beaton and Valerie Gordon-Walker will contribute complementary industry management experience to the independent coordinator. They join Catherine Brown, former CEO of the Food Standards Agency, who joined ACL in 2017 as a Non Executive Director and Jeff Halliwell, who became ACL‘s first independent Chair in 2013. “These new appointments, hard on the heels of the arrival of our new CEO Edmond Rose last month, place Airport Coordination Ltd in a stronger position to play an increasingly prominent and effective Read more

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AJW Group appoints Youssef Bahsoun as Technical Services Manager

AJW Group has appointed Youssef Bahsoun as Technical Services Manager. Youssef will be based at AJW Technique, the company’s state-of-the-art MRO facility in Montreal, and starts his new role on October 9. He will lead the key technical relationship with Bombardier Business Aircraft as part of AJW’s long-term repair management contract with them, and will also manage component reliability for all of AJW’s power-by-the-hour (PBH) customers in the Americas region. Bahsoun has extensive experience in the aerospace sector, especially components maintenance. During his career at Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS), he held the position of Sr. Manager Engineering Components Maintenance Read more

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Skyworld Aviation announces management changes

Skyworld Aviation is undergoing a re-organisation following Peter Greensmith’s recent decision to step back from “day to day” operations of the company and play more of a project management role. Juliet Hewitt is stepping up to the role of Marketing Director and will become significantly more involved in the day to day running of the company. Hewitt joined Skyworld Aviation in 2000 and has been responsible for establishing the company brand. She oversees all marketing activities and plays a key role in initiating and progressing sales leads, as well as providing full project support. In further news, Patrick Leopold has Read more

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Airbus Board of Directors selects Guillaume Faury future Chief Executive Officer

Guillaume Faury

The Board of Directors of Airbus has selected Guillaume Faury as future Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Faury who currently serves as President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 April 2019, when the appointment of Faury as executive member of the Board will be submitted to shareholders. Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, said: “Guillaume is an excellent choice. He has gained broad industrial and aeronautic experience over many years and in many roles both inside and outside Airbus. With his strong values and international mindset, Guillaume stands for Read more

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IATA appoints Karen Clayton as Corporate Secretary

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2016. As Corporate Secretary, Clayton will ensure the integrity of IATA’s governance framework, including management of the Association’s Board of Governors and its various committees. The IATA Board of Governors is elected by the Association’s 290-strong membership and consists of CEOs from 31 airlines and IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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Colleen Johnston joins WestJet’s Board of Directors

WestJet has appointed Colleen Johnston to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Most recently, Johnston served as Special Advisor to the CEO at the TD Bank Group prior to retiring in 2018 after 14 years with the bank. Across her years of service, she was the Group Head of Direct Channels, Technology, Marketing and Corporate and Public Affairs. Johnston has spent more than ten years as Group Head, Finance, Sourcing, Corporate Communications and Chief Financial Officer and was actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion as the Chair of the Women in Leadership Committee. Prior to joining the TD Bank Read more

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