Alaska Airlines Elects John Ladner as Vice President Flight Operations

The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected John Ladner as vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines and the Horizon Air board of directors has elected Brooke Vatheuer as senior vice president of operations and planning for Horizon Air. Beginning March 1, Ladner will formally lead Alaska’s flight operations division, which includes line flying operations; flight operations quality assurance; flight standards; pilot training; crew planning and scheduling; flight operations engineering; flight operations technical; and dispatch. In his role, he also ensures compliance with all relevant government regulations. Vatheuer begins her new role immediately. As the senior vice president Read more

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TAM Appoints Jari Järvelä as new Hangar Operations Manager

Jari Järvelä

Täby Air Maintenance, TAM, has appointed Jari Järvelä as the new Hangar Operations Manager. Järvelä has a long and varied technical career, most recently as workshop manager for a major construction equipment dealer. Previously he has also worked as a helicopter mechanic, providing a thorough understanding of the aviation environment. TAM is a major, independent aircraft support and maintenance company, based in Örebro, 200 km west of Stockholm, Sweden. Having been in operation since 1989, TAM has over the years accumulated a vast experience in general support, maintenance and overhaul of small to medium sized airliners and freighters, with a Read more

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FedEx Names Raj Subramaniam as President and Chief Operating Officer

Raj Subramaniam

FedEx Corp. has appointed Raj Subramaniam President and Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1. This appointment follows David J. Bronczek’s personal decision to retire as President and Chief Operating Officer and from the Board. Subramaniam will continue to serve as President and CEO of FedEx Express and will also serve as co-president and co-CEO of FedEx Services. Subramaniam has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and has held various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions.

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BOC Aviation Announces Senior Appointments

BBOC Aviation has appointed Graham Lees as Director and Head of Revenue, BOC Aviation, (USA) Corporation based in the Company’s New York office. In his new role, Lees is a Director on the board of BOC Aviation, (USA) Corporation. He will head the Airline Leasing & Sales activities for North and Central America and is responsible for managing senior relationships with the airframe and engine manufacturers on all revenue related areas. Furthermore Andrew Taylor has been named Head of Aircraft Sales, based in the Singapore headquarters. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President, Aircraft Sales, in the company’s US Read more

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CAS Welcomes New Director of Operations

Certified Aviation Services (CAS) has appointed Jay Scott as Director of Operations for the Recovery, Repair and Modifications division. Scott will help develop and implement new strategies to deliver premier AOG service and support. He holds more than 19 years of experience in the aircraft maintenance industry. Prior to joining CAS, Scott held the position of Engineer Manager at Cathay Pacific, where he oversaw the West Coast and Mexico division.

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TAG Aviation Appoints New Head of Compliance and Safety

Stuart Stevenson

TAG Aviation (UK) has appointed Stuart Stevenson as Head of Compliance and Safety. In this important role, Stevenson will head up a team comprising Compliance, Safety and Flight data specialists and hold overall responsibility for overseeing TAG’s (UK) regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring the promotion and effective management of the Safety Management System, the safety policy and safety culture within TAG (UK). Before joining TAG Aviation in 2018 as Deputy Head of Compliance and Safety, Stevenson has garnered extensive aviation-based engineering experience working for British Airways.

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HAECO Cabin Solutions Appoints Uwe Salzer as VP of Product Development

Uwe Salzer

HAECO Cabin Solutions has appointed Uwe Salzer as Vice President of Product Development. His initial focus will be on the company’s new seating product development initiatives. Salzer’s career began at Dornier Flugzeugwerke, where he was responsible for primary structure designs, including design and development pressurized doors and emergency exits. He later joined Recaro, holding several positions in design and management before being appointed president of its seating division. Most recently, Mr Salzer was vice president of research and development for economy and premium seating at ZIM FLUGSITZ.

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Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors Names New Board member

Petr Doberský

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has appointed a new member to its Board of Directors. Effective Monday, January 21, 2019, Petr Doberský will be in charge of the company’s Finance, Development, Procurement and Logistics departments. Czech Airlines elected Doberský as a Board Member to fill the post vacated by Ivan Pikl, who had left the company. The entire aircraft maintenance department has been under the management of the current Vice-Chairman, Igor Zahradníček, since December 2018. Additionally, as of January 1, 2019, CSAT has two new Supervisory Board members, namely Jan Brázdil and Jan Kment.

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Baines Simmons Appoints Three New Consultants

Baines Simmons has appointed three new consultants to their team. Baines Simmons is a part of the Training & Consultancy division of global aviation services group Air Partner. Steve Hough joins as Senior Consultant, while Ludo Forrer and Ferdi Taljaard have been appointed Associate Consultants. Furthermore, all three will report directly to Mike Wallace, Head of Training & Consulting Operations.

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Mike Bianco Moves from President to CEO at AvAir

Aviation aftermarket parts supplier AvAir is under new ownership. Backed by a globally recognized investment group, AvAir President Mike Bianco is now CEO. This came about via a management-led buyout with a new equity partner, Corrum Capital. Bianco’s bold leadership will pair nicely with Corrum Capital’s institutional expertise in the transportation and aviation industries. Consequently, the partnership will forge an aggressive, yet strategic path forward intended to fuel growth and expand AvAir’s global reach. As part of the buyout, Jason Cipriani, co-managing partner of Corrum Capital Management and Michael Robinson, senior advisor to Corrum Capital Management, will join AvAir’s board Read more

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