Jürgen Sehne becomes Managing Director of Complete Aircraft Services

Jürgen Sehne

Complete Aircraft Services GmbH (CAS) will start operations as part of the AeroVisto Group on January 1, 2023. At the same time, Jürgen Sehne will assume the role of Managing Director. After studying aerospace and industrial engineering in the 90s, Sehne worked for several well-known aviation companies, including Dornier, Airbus, Lufthansa, Condor and SWISS. During this time, he gained a great deal of experience in various areas of the aviation industry – from aircraft development, engineering and controlling to operational planning and production management. In various management positions over the past 25 years, he has already built, led and developed Read more

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Dr Brendan Nelson appointed new President of Boeing International

Boeing has appointed Dr Brendan Nelson as new President of Boeing International (BI), who will lead the company’s international strategy and corporate operations. The former Australian diplomat and government minister will succeed Sir Michael Arthur when he retires from Boeing in early 2023 after five-decades of service in the public and private sectors, including the past four years at the helm of Boeing International. Nelson, the second non-U.S. citizen to lead the organisation, will report to Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun and join the company’s executive council. The Australian citizen has been President of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific since February 2020. He will move Read more

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Long-time GE Aerospace leader to oversee United’s technical operations

Maria Deacon

United Airlines has named Maria Deacon Senior Vice-President Technical Operations, overseeing the carrier’s maintenance operations, ground service equipment and facilities maintenance, supply chain, technical services and planning and strategy. Deacon will also shape the continued growth and investment in United’s Calibrate apprenticeship programme, helping the airline expand and diversify its next generation of maintenance employees. Most recently, Deacon served as GE Aerospace’s General Manager of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul. In her new role at the airline, Deacon will report to United’s Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Greg Hart. At the helm of GE Aerospace’s extended MRO network, Deacon was responsible for delivering revenue Read more

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easyJet appoints David Morgan Chief Operating Officer

David Morgan

easyJet has released that, following a comprehensive process, David Morgan has been permanently appointed as Chief Operating Officer, sitting on the airline’s Management Board. Morgan has been an integral part of the easyJet leadership team since he joined the company as Chief Pilot in 2016. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and the airline having undertaken the role of interim COO since the beginning of July 2022. During this time, he has provided strong operational leadership and achieved an operational performance which has been better than the equivalent period in 2019. 

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VoltAero names Martin Füllenbach as Independent Director and Hervé Blanc as Advisory Board Member

VoltAero has appointed two additions to its governance team: Martin Füllenbach as an independent director and Hervé Blanc as an advisory board member. Together, they bring a depth of knowledge in electrical and power applications, as well as top-level managerial expertise in aircraft propulsion and systems. Martin Füllenbach is CEO and Chairman of the Board of SolydEra, an Italian-based leader in fuel cell technology and production. His career includes serving as the CEO of Austria’s Semperit AG, a manufacturer of industrial polymer and plastic products; the CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum in Cologne, Germany (now Atlas Copco Group), a manufacturer of vacuum pumps and related accessories; the CEO of Voith Marine Read more

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CDB Aviation appoints Jie Chen Chief Executive Officer

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing), has released that the Board of Directors selected Jie Chen to become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Chen will take the helm in early January 2023, replacing Patrick Hannigan whose retirement caps six years of leading the evolution of CDB Aviation into a globally positioned top-tier lessor. The announcement is the culmination of a planned transition that will ensure a smooth leadership changeover and lay a re-energized foundation for the lessor’s next phase of growth. Deploying more than three decades of exemplary aviation Read more

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JSSI appoints Fabrice Roger SVP for Business Development in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific

Fabrice Roger

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has named Fabrice Roger as Senior Vice President for Business Development in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as the company continues to support the rapid growth of business aviation across these regions. Roger brings more than a decade of experience in senior sales and business development leadership roles at international financial services corporations, including Travelex and Western Union. He later joined Jetcraft, one of the world’s leading aircraft dealers, where he spent the last ten years managing close to US$1 billion (£833 million) in aircraft transactions across Latin America, Europe, and Northern Africa, with Read more

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Derek Richardson joins West Star Aviation as new Bombardier Project Manager

Derek Richardson

West Star Aviation has welcomed Derek Richardson as the new Bombardier Project Manager at its East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. With over 30 years of aviation services, Derek brings an elevated level of experience to West Star. He previously worked for Standard Aero and Jet Aviation while starting his career as Line/Service Aircraft mechanic at TWA. “West Star is pleased to add another very experienced member to the team, while also benefiting our Bombardier customers,” said Scott Koehler, Senior Manager of Project Management (ALN).

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Terry Foley named Chief Operating Officer of LCI

Terry Foley

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has named Terri Foley to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel, effective immediately. Foley has a long-established career with LCI, having joined in 2008 as the company’s General Counsel. Based in LCI’s Dublin head office, she has proven experience in aviation leasing, financing and investing, both as a legal advisor and a commercial manager. As part of the executive team, Foley has been responsible for LCI’s major transactions from a legal, tax, compliance and structuring perspective together with the company’s HR and corporate development activities globally. Foley was Read more

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Delta promotes Peter Carter to E.V.P. External Affairs

Peter Carter

Peter Carter has been promoted to E.V.P. External Affairs, expanding his role leading Delta Air Lines’ (Delta) legal, regulatory and government affairs functions to oversee the airline’s international, innovation and sustainability strategy. Carter will remain on the Delta Leadership Committee. Carter joined Delta in 2015 as E.V.P and Chief Legal Officer with a focus on ensuring Delta’s freedom to operate, protecting Delta’s brand and advocating for the airline’s interests with policy makers around the world. Under his oversight, government affairs ensured CARES Act support for Delta and the aviation industry in the form of payroll grants, saving thousands of jobs Read more

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