Trenchard Aviation Group appoints new VP Business Development

Mark Radford

Trenchard Aviation Group has appointed Mark Radford as its new VP Business Development. With 30 years’ experience in the aviation interiors industry, working for both OEMs and part 145 organizations, he has held senior positions covering sales, operations and procurement. His broad range of product knowledge covers seats, lavatories, galleys, monuments, soft furnishings and working parties. Radford joins Trenchard from his most recent position as Sales Director – Western Europe with Iacobucci HF Aerospace SPA where his achievements included winning contracts to provide seating for the first all-electric aircraft prototype and to supply the Iacobucci induction oven for VIP aircraft.

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Eirtech Aviation Services forms technical operations department

from left to right: Ciaran Murphy, Seán Dooley and Declan Lenane

Eirtech’s Technical Operations department combines its CAMO and Technical Services departments to provide a more comprehensive service for its global customers. The company has therefore appointed Seán Dooley as Head of Technical Operations within the Eirtech organization. In this role he will oversee the operation of both the Technical Services and CAMO departments in order to ensure an overall seamless product offering for customers globally. Declan Lenane will remain as CAMO Manager and will continue to be responsible for all Part M Technical matters, while Ciaran Murphy will remain as Technical Services Manager.

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Michael Garcia named Vice President of Commercial by Kellstrom Aerospace

Michael Garcia

Kellstrom Aerospace, a global aftermarket leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions, has announced the appointment of Michael Garcia to serve as Vice President of Commercial, effective January 16, 2020. As Vice President of Commercial, Garcia will oversee all product line-related activities and technical services, as well as trading and leasing of whole assets for Kellstrom. Kellstrom continues to grow its presence as a global after-market leader acquiring un-serviceable and serviceable assets to support its customers.

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Christophe Bruneau named Vice President of Military Engines division at Safran Aircraft Engines

Christophe Bruneau

As Vice President in charge of Safran Aircraft Engines’ Military Engines division, Christophe Bruneau will be responsible for military engine production and support, especially the M88 fighter engine, in export markets. He is also in charge of coordinating research and technology work on the engine that will power the new-generation fighter in Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), within the scope of a partnership set up with MTU Aero Engines in 2019.

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Charlotte Svensson named new CIO for SAS

Charlotte Svensson

SAS has released that Charlotte Svensson has been appointed as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as of February 1, 2020.  Svensson will succeed Mattias Forsberg who announced in October last year that he is leaving SAS for a new position as CIO at Svenska Handelsbanken. Svensson has a broad background and experience with different industries. In her recent position as a part of PostNord’s Group Leadership team, she was responsible for handling one of the largest transformations within the logistic industry, the mail business, as well as building a new, profitable digital revenue stream. Prior Read more

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Franc Mendes joins Universal Avionics as Airline Business Development Manager

Franc Mendes

Universal Avionics (UA) has appointed Franc Mendes to the position of Airline Business Development Manager. Based out of Phoenix, Arizona (USA), he is responsible for introducing UA’s product line including the ClearVision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) to the airline market. Additionally, he will support UA’s Flight Department as a demonstration pilot for the company’s Gulfstream G-III aircraft. Mendes joins UA with over 24 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Most recently, he served in the position of Technical and Safety Pilot for the Boeing Company in Shanghai, China. Prior to joining Boeing, he was a long-haul pilot for Read more

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Airbus Helicopters appoints Laurence Petiard as Head of External Communications

Laurence Petiard (c) D.Bond

Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations, web, and social media activities. Petiard has worked for the last five years in the Airbus Helicopters media relations department, where she was in charge of external communications for a variety of civil and military helicopter programs, while also acting as the main contact for French media, among others. She has been with the company since 2005 in various project management roles, including four and half years with the H160 Read more

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Brian Znotins becomes Vice President of network and schedule planning for American Airlines

Brian Znotins

Brian Znotins has been named Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American Airlines. In this role, Znotins will guide the development and implementation of American’s global network and hub strategy, including all route planning, slot management and long-range planning efforts. Znotins will report to Vasu Raja, American’s Senior Vice President of Network Strategy. Znotins joins American from WestJet, where he spent the past three years as the airline’s Vice President of Network, Alliances and Corporate Development.

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Commercial Jet names R. Rick Townsend as Vice President Sales & Marketing

Commercial Jet is welcoming R. Rick Townsend as Vice President Sales & Marketing. Townsend brings to Commercial Jet over 35 years of MRO industry experience encompassing senior level sales, business development, marketing, and customer support roles. He has also played important roles in helping to build a couple of MRO facilities (FFV / Ascent) from the ground up in addition to senior roles at mature MRO enterprises including Avianor, Lufthansa Technik and AAR Aircraft Services. At Commercial Jet, Townsend will be responsible for leading all sales and business development efforts for the company’s broad portfolio of maintenance, modification and refurbishment Read more

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Virgin Galactic appoints Enrico Palermo as Chief Operating Officer

Enrico Palermo

Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated aerospace company, has appointed Enrico Palermo as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for helping maintain efficiency and peak performance across the enterprise as it develops as a public company, and will lead the execution of specific company strategies and initiatives. Palermo currently serves as President of The Spaceship Company (TSC), the wholly-owned aerospace manufacturing and development subsidiary of VG. In this role, he leads over 500 employees at the company’s facilities in Mojave, California. Palermo joined Virgin Galactic in 2006 as one of its first Read more

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