Benjamin Smith appointed as new CEO of Air France-KLM

Benjamin Smith new CEO of Air France-KLM

The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM has decided to appoint Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer. Benjamin Smith is a reputed senior airline industry executive at international level. He has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, where he has been a key player in the airline’s economic and commercial development, its transformation, its value creation and the engagement of the teams. Until today, he was Air Canada’s President Airlines and Chief Operating Officer. Benjamin Smith will take up his duties at Air France-KLM at the latest on September 30, 2018. In Read more

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FLYdocs welcome André Fischer as new CEO

FLYdocs, the aviation data and records management software provider and a leader in managing the lease transfer of aircraft and assets has appointed André Fischer as CEO. Fisher joins from AAR Corp, where he has held the position of VP Business Strategy for the past 2 years. He brings a wealth of experience from the aviation sector, with his career spanning over 20 years, including management roles at Rolls-Royce, Fairchild Dornier and Lufthansa Technik, which he joined 2002 and has held series of senior sales and marketing positions.

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Bombardier MRO announces new appointments to its growing international sales team

Bombardier MRO has announced that Joe McDonald has joined the company as Regional Vice-President, Sales for the Americas region. In this key leadership role, McDonald is responsible for developing strategic plans to promote sales growth and ensure excellence in customer satisfaction for the Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services’ component repair business in the region. He will also specifically support the continuing growth and expansion of Bombardier’s Dallas-based MRO facility. Furthermore Martin Williamson has been appointed as Head of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. In his new role, Williamson continues to be part of the Read more

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MAEL promotes Lee Burgess to Head of Maintenance, appoints Keith Earnden to Head of Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has promoted Lee Burgess to Head of Maintenance and welcomed Keith Earnden back to the company as Interim Head of Engineering. As Head of Maintenance, Lee Burgess will be in charge of managing MAEL’s heavy maintenance facilities in Luton and Birmingham, as well as its numerous Line Stations across the UK and Europe. He will also lead the MAEL’s new Component Maintenance Centre, which is due to open in Northampton later this year. Keith Earnden returns to MAEL to become Interim Head of Engineering, with responsibilities including leading the Engineering team, as well as the Continuing Read more

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Boeing names Brendan Curran to head Boeing AvionX

Brendan Curran will lead Boeing AvionX

Boeing has named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Curran, who has more than 20 years of aerospace industry leadership, joins Boeing from Crane Co., where he served as president of the Aerospace & Electronics Group. In this newly-created position, Curran will work across Boeing’s commercial, defense and services businesses to further mature the company’s aftermarket strategy. He will help advance overall capabilities of the Boeing AvionX organization to provide greater value to customers while driving long-term services growth. Curran will report to Stan Read more

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Catherine Razzano appointed Chief Compliance Officer at Panasonic Avionics

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has appointed Catherine L. Razzano as Chief Compliance Officer. She will be responsible for overseeing Panasonic’s compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures, and will report directly to the General Counsel of Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA) with a dotted line reporting structure to Panasonic’s Chief Executive Officer, Hideo Nakano. Razzano joins Panasonic from General Dynamics Corporation where she held the position of Assistant General Counsel and Director from 2010.

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GA Telesis appoints Devin Adderley Vice President of Sales for its MRO Services Group

GA Telesis, a leader in commercial aerospace, has announced Devin Adderley as the Vice President of Sales for its MRO Services Group. Reporting to Pastor Lopez, the group president, Adderley will lead a team of seasoned sales leaders to grow GAT’s global customer base and increase market penetration while supporting the larger GAT Ecosystem. Adderley joins GA Telesis MRO Services, from his previous position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Turbine Controls. Prior to that, he held numerous management and executive positions at Sargent Avborne and Sargent Aftermarket respectively. He earned his MBA from Nova Southeastern University and Read more

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Jota Aviation appoints new Safety and Compliance Manager

Jota Aviation, based at London Southend Airport, has appointed Jeff Fieldhouse as their new Safety and Compliance Manager. Fieldhouse joins the team from Aviation Safety Training & Consultancy practice Baines Simmons (part of Air Partner Plc) where over the past eight years, has engaged with a large number of clients in both business and commercial aviation. Fieldhouse is a recognised highly-proven specialist in Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Compliance Monitoring and Safety Management Systems (SMS). He also has a deep understanding of the engineering regulatory requirements (Part 145, M, 147 and 66) specifically EASA, FAA and ICAO.

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West Star Aviation names John Mansfield Manager of Satellite Operations and Mobile Repair

West Star Aviation has named John Mansfield as Manager of Satellite Operations and Mobile Repair. Mansfield began his career over 30 years ago as a Technical Representative at Hawker Beechcraft. He quickly advanced into more progressive roles including Manager, General Manager, and most recently, Vice President MRO Centers Worldwide at Embraer Executive Jets. He will be responsible for overseeing satellite operations and the mobile response team. John has 15 years of proven experience in leadership, relationships with OEMs, as well as customer satisfaction and product support.

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