Jet Aviation appoints Jeremie Caillet as Vice President VIP Completion Programs

Jeremie Caillet

Jet Aviation has appointed Jeremie Caillet Vice President VIP Completion Programs, effective immediately. Caillet succeeds Neil Boyle, SVP Global Completions, who is retiring at the end of May 2019. Boyle will remain active with the company through its senior advisory board. In his new role, Caillet will be responsible for the successful execution and delivery of all VIP Completions projects, while providing leadership and direction for all aspects of VIP Completions programs. Caillet previously worked for Dassault Falcon Jet in the US and joined Jet Aviation in 2008 as Engineering Team Leader.

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Finnair appoints Ole Orvér as CCO, Nicklas Ilebrand as SVP, Strategy

Finnair has appointed two new members to its Executive Board. Ole Orvér has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, and Nicklas Ilebrand as Senior Vice President, Strategy. Both new Executive Board members will start in their roles on May 1, 2019. Ole Orvér has a long international career in several airlines, including Qatar Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Berlin and SAS. In these airlines, he has mainly served in leadership positions in strategy, network management and sales. Most recently, he has worked as a consultant for both airlines and airport operators. Nicklas Ilebrand has previously worked at Nordea mainly in Read more

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IAG appoints new CFO

International Airlines Group (IAG) has released that Enrique  Dupuy de Lôme is to step down from his role as chief financial officer and  Board executive director at IAG’s Annual General Meeting in June 2019. He will  be replaced by Steve Gunning, currently chief financial officer at British  Airways, whose appointment as a Board executive  director will be proposed to the AGM. Enrique Dupuy has been IAG CFO since the Group was founded  in January 2011. He was previously Iberia CFO from 1990 and has also worked in  finance roles at Instituto Nacional de Industria and Teneo. Steve Gunning has been Read more

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TrueNoord introduces European Sales Director, Michael Adams

Michael Adams ©TrueNoord

TrueNoord, the specialist regional aircraft lessor, has appointed Michael Adams as European Sales Director. Based in TrueNoord’s Dublin office, Adams’ primary responsibilities will be to support the existing TrueNoord customer base in Europe as well as source and close regional aircraft leases with new customers in Europe. Prior to joining the TrueNoord team Adams worked for ACIA Aero Leasing as Senior Executive: Sales, Leasing & Marketing, and for Solenta Aviation (Pty) as Business Development Manager. His responsibilities included overseeing the remarketing of aircraft available for lease or sale, coordinating pre-delivery processes for aircraft being placed on both wet and dry Read more

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John Peery named President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercury Air Cargo

John Peery

John Peery has been promoted to President & Chief Operating Officer of Los Angeles-based Mercury Air Cargo Inc., increasing his responsibilities over all of Mercury Air Cargo’ subsidiaries and affiliates and managing over 1100 employees. “John’s business skills have helped grow Mercury into the largest air cargo handling company at LAX, SFO and SJC. We’re very excited about his growth plans for all of Mercury’s cargo businesses going forward.” said Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman & CEO of Mercury Air Group, Inc., the parent company of Mercury Air Cargo.

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Guillaume Faury formally appointed Airbus CEO

Guillaume Faury

Airbus shareholders passed all resolutions at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), including the appointment of Guillaume Faury as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for three years. At a Board Meeting immediately following the AGM, Guillaume Faury was formally appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing outgoing CEO Tom Enders whose Board Mandate expired at the close of the AGM. Airbus announced last October that its Board of Directors had selected Faury, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, as its next CEO. Shareholders also approved the re-election of Non-Executive Board Members Catherine Guillouard, Claudia Nemat and Carlos Read more

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Aoife O’Sullivan and Alex Durand elected Chair and Vice Chair at BBGA

The British Business General Aviation Association has elected Aoife O’Sullivan, Partner and co-founder of The Air Law Firm, as its new Chair and Alex Durand, CEO of aircraft charter and management company SaxonAir as Vice Chair, a new role, effective immediately.  O’Sullivan takes over from Marwan Khalek who has held the position for eight years.  His company Gama Aviation Plc has been closely involved with BBGA and its predecessor GAMTA since Gama’s start in 1983.  Khalek announced his decision to step down at the AGM at Luton Hoo last month, highlighting it was time for a successor.

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New President and CEO for Embraer

Embraer S.A., the Brazilian plane maker, has announced the nomination of Francisco Gomes Neto to take over from Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva in the position of President and CEO, which should become a formal appointment after the election process which will be held at the forthcoming General Shareholder’s Meeting on April 22. Neto is currently the president of Marcopolo, the Brazilian bus and coach manufacturer. The role will be a challenging one for Neto with Embraer having recently hived of its commercial plane manufacturing division and related services, forming a new joint-venture company with Boeing holding an 80 Read more

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TurbineAero appoints Donna J. Chase Vice President Sales & Marketing

TurbineAero, headquartered in Chandler, AZ, has appointed the new Vice President Sales & Marketing leading their global sales team. Donna J. Chase joined TurbineAero after spending 32 years in the Aerospace/Aviation industry in a variety of leadership roles. The last 26 years of those years were at Honeywell Aerospace which included running a US$500 million global Business Aviation Aftermarket business, consisting of avionics, mechanical & electromechanical components, software solutions, and services.

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GA Telesis appoints Kevin Geissler VP of Aviation Lease Solutions

Kevin Geissler

GA Telesis, has appointed Kevin Geissler as Vice President Aviation Lease Solutions. Geissler began his career at Curtiss Wright Accessories, the aftermarket repair business of the OEM, which was subsequently acquired by GA Telesis in 2008. Kevin spent several years post acquisition in the Company’s MRO Services unit as a business unit controller and as Corporate Assistant Controller before being promoted to Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2013. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Geissler will be responsible for oversight and development of the Company’s inventory leasing business as well Read more

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