IBA consolidates its presence in North America with new office

IBA Group, the specialist aviation consultancy, has established a representative office in California. The move is a further example of IBA’s ongoing commitment and growing presence in North America, and an example of the continued popularity and demand for aviation investment in the region. Phil Seymour, CEO of IBA, is pleased to welcome Claudio Salazar who joins as Regional Sales Manager, Americas. Salazar will be responsible for heading commercial business development. His primary focus will be strategic market development of IBA’s digital and data services in North and South America, as well as facilitating growth across IBA’s asset management, appraisal Read more

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Trenchard Aviation Group appoints Martin Longden as VP Interiors

Martin Longden

Trenchard Aviation Group, a leading partner in aircraft cabin component design, manufacture, repair and on-wing maintenance, has appointed Martin Longden to the position of VP Interiors. Longden comes to the business with over 20 years’ aerospace experience spanning MRO and aircraft interiors manufacturing. He has held senior C level roles with an MRO business handling 60 airlines over 20 locations and interiors manufacturing businesses. He has also held accountable manager positions for EASA PT21 G&J as well as PT 145. Bringing a unique blend of expertise to understanding a customer’s needs and challenges, Longden has extensive experience across soft and Read more

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Norwegian appoints Jacob Schram as new CEO

Norwegian’s Board of Directors has appointed Jacob Schram as CEO of Norwegian, starting January 1, 2020. Geir Karlsen will continue as CFO and Deputy CEO. Jacob Schram has 30 years of experience from large international companies. He has previously held managing roles in Circle K, Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR), McDonalds and McKinsey. As CEO, he led the process of publicly listing SFR on the Norwegian Stock Exchange in 2010. When Couche-Tard acquired SFR in 2012, he held the position as Group President for Europe until he stepped down in 2018. Schram initiated and led the global rebranding to Circle Read more

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Ken Sain named CEO of Panasonic Avionics

Ken Sain

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), a world leader in inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) solutions for the world’s foremost airlines, has named Ken Sain as chief executive officer. He succeeds Hideo Nakano, who has served as Panasonic Avionics CEO since 2017 and as deputy CEO prior to that.  Nakano will now serve as Special Advisor for Panasonic Avionics. Sain, who most recently served as vice president of Digital Solutions and Analytics for Boeing Global Services and as CEO of Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, will join Panasonic Avionics on December 2, 2019.

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Conrad Chun appointed vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing has appointed Conrad Chun as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, effective immediately. Chun most recently served as vice president of Communications for Boeing Global Services where he was responsible for media relations, employee and executive communications, digital communications, government and customer relations, and product and services marketing communications in support of Boeing’s fastest-growing business unit. In his new role, Chun will continue reporting to Anne Toulouse, senior vice president of Communications, and Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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JetHQ adds VP of Sales to head up East Coast operations

John Daut

JetHQ has turned to an aviation veteran to continue the company’s growth in the New York area and East Coast of the United States. The aircraft transaction and brokerage company has announced the addition of John Daut as vice president of Sales. Daut comes to JetHQ with extensive sales and leadership experience, including 15 years in aviation sales, and heads up JetHQ’s East Coast base of operations from White Plains, New York. He most recently served as a Base President with Jet Linx in New York.

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Alaska Air Group announces senior leadership advancements

Alaska Air Group has announced three key leadership advancements to position Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air for future growth and success: Ben Minicucci, as President of Alaska, will be responsible for all commercial and operational duties including rollout and execution of the company’s strategic plan; Gary Beck becomes Alaska’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Joe Sprague returns to Air Group in the role of President of Horizon. All appointments are effective immediately.

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AJW Group appoints Martin Broadhurst as Non-Executive SDirector

AJW Group has appointed Martin Broadhurst as non-executive Director. AJW Group has appointed Martin Broadhurst as Non-executive Director. Broadhurst has been appointed to replace retiring Director, Randeep Grewal, to help oversee AJW Group’s diversification into new markets, predominantly defense, due to his proven track record of growing international organizations and expanding their capabilities.  He has over 15 years of experience running a large engineering organization, with a total of over three decades of experience in the international aerospace and defense sectors. Broadhurst previously held the title of chief executive and group director at Marshall Aerospace and Marshall of Cambridge, respectively, Read more

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BOC names news CCO for Asia Pacific and the Middle East

BOC Aviation has announced a change to its senior management due to retirement. Gao Jinyue (Chris) will retire from his role as Chief Commercial Officer (Asia Pacific and the Middle East) with effect from November 9, 2019. Gao Jinyue joined BOC Aviation as a Non-executive Board Director in December 2006, and joined the senior management team as Chief Commercial Officer in December 2014. Replacing Gao Jinyue as Chief Commercial Officer (Asia Pacific and the Middle East) with effect from November 11, 2019 is Deng Lei (Lenny). Deng Lei is responsible for overseeing all revenue activities within the Asia Pacific and Read more

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Greg Conlon appointed President and CEO of GECAS

(l) Greg Conlon, (r) Alec Burger

Greg Conlon has been promoted to the role of President and CEO of GECAS, effective immediately. Alec Burger will continue as President and CEO of GE Capital and will also serve as the Chairman of GECAS. This change in leadership is being done to ensure the continued strength and health of GECAS, with Conlon being fully dedicated to leading the GECAS business with Burger’s continued engagement as Chairman. Conlon has been with GE for 20 years and is a highly respected leader in the aviation financing industry.  He is ideally positioned for this role, with a career history including experience Read more

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