United Technologies appoints Christopher T. Calio President for Pratt & Whitney

United Technologies has appointed Christopher T. Calio as president of Pratt & Whitney, effective upon the retirement of Bob Leduc in early 2020. Chris Calio will assume leadership of Pratt & Whitney after serving as president of its commercial engines business since 2017. As president of Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engines business, Calio is responsible for the development, program management, sales, customer support and aftermarket services of the company’s portfolio of large commercial engines, including the P&W GTF engine family.  Previously, Calio served as chief of staff to UTC Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes. He joined United Technologies in 2005 Read more

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SR Technics appoints Abdel Rahman B. Farah Area Sales Director

MRO service provider, SR Technics, has appointed Abdel Farah as Area Sales Director for the Asia, Australia and Indonesia market. Farah joined SR Technics in February 2015 as a Customer Program Manager, moving to the Commercial Department in March 2019 with the responsibility of the marketing and sales strategy as well as customer relations. With over 20 years of service in the Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul business, Farah is an experienced aviation professional, who is based in Melbourne, Australia. He will also serve as – Managing Director – SR Technics Australia.

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Revima appoints new board members and senior advisors

Independent APU and Landing Gear MRO Revima, has appointed three board members and senior advisors, with the aim of accompanying the company’s success and development going forward. Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Revima by Ardian, a leading private investment firm, the Board has appointed industry veteran leaders David Hess, Marc McGowan and Franck Terner as board members and senior advisors. David P. Hess has served in numerous senior executive leadership roles over his career. Most recently, he served as the interim CEO for Arconic Corporation, and in numerous leadership roles throughout his 38-year career at United Technologies Read more

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Alan Jenkins appointed CFO of Nordic Aviation Capital

Regional aircraft leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital, will strengthen its Executive Management Team with the appointment of Alan Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 2019. Jenkins will report to the company’s CEO, Søren M. Overgaard. Alan Jenkins has over 20 years of experience in the aviation and financial services industry. Up to recently, he was the President, COO and CFO of Waypoint Leasing, a position he held since the launch of the business in 2013. Waypoint was the largest independent global helicopter lessor.Prior to Waypoint, Jenkins ran an aviation consultancy business for three years. Between 2006 and 2010, he Read more

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Bii appoints new Commercial Manager, James Burley

Specialist aircraft component support provider Bii.aero has announced the appointment of James Burley as their new Commercial Manager. Capitalising on his previous sales experience, Burley will focus on establishing and managing the strategic growth of Bii’s broad inventory of Boeing and Airbus aircraft spares. He will also play a key role in developing and enhancing Bii’s use of analytics to support company growth. Burley’s previous positions include roles with AvTrade, AJW Aviation and Aircraft Leasing & Technical Management Ltd.

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GECAS appoints Priscilla Branco new Regional Manager for Latin America & Caribbean

GECAS has appoined Priscilla Branco as its new Regional Manager for Latin America & Caribbean (LAC). Branco, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has over a decade of experience working in the aviation sector in the LAC market. In this role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the commercial strategy for GECAS’ fixed wing aircraft for the region. Branco joins GECAS from Azul Airlines where she has spent the last ten years working with the company in a variety of roles. Most recently, she was the Head of Aircraft Programs, leading aircraft and engine purchasing, leasing and financing. 

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Astronics mourns passing of Board Chairman Kevin T. Keane

Astronics Corporation released that Kevin T. Keane, a member of its Board of Directors for nearly 50 years and Board Chairman for 45 years, has passed away on June 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY. Kevin T. Keane had joined the Board and began his career with Astronics in 1970, and was named the Chairman in 1974. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 to 2002. He was actively involved in the community, serving on several boards and volunteering his time with numerous organizations.

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StandardAero appoints Roger Ross President, Airlines and Fleets

Roger Ross

StandardAero has appointed Roger Ross as President of the company’s Airlines and Fleets division.  He will be located at the company’s Scottsdale, Arizona, headquarters office and be responsible for the largest division of StandardAero, with multiple sites in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia. Ross previously served as President of Esterline Technologies, Sensors and Systems and has more than 25 years of accomplished leadership in the Aerospace Industry.  During his career, Ross managed a number of successful operations for Goodrich Aerospace rising through leadership positions in operations and engineering, covering MRO and Engine Programs as well as Aerostructures and Read more

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Warrick Hood joins C&L Aviation Group

Warrick Hood

Warrick Hood has joined C&L Aviation Group as Senior VP responsible for the company’s growing ATR program. Hood will oversee ATR parts distribution, aircraft support, consignments, and other programs for regional aircraft operators around the world. Hood brings with him extensive knowledge of aviation purchasing, logistics, business development, inventory management, and accounting procedures from his 13 years of international aviation experience. He has developed strong relationships with European and African regional airlines, specializing in ATR, ERJ, Beechcraft, and Cessna aircraft, and has utilized those relationships to support customers creating solutions for their regional aircraft.  Previous to his employment with C&L, Read more

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Safran names Stéphane Dubois new Executive VP for Human Resources

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Stéphane Dubois was named Safran Executive Vice President, Human Resources on June 5. He replaces Jean-Luc Bérard, who was at the same time appointed Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, in charge of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. Stéphane Dubois is also a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

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