Adrian Johnson Named New President of IAG Engine Center Europe

IAG Aero Group has named Adrian Johnson as the new President of IAG Engine Center Europe, S.r.L. The appointment was with immediate effect. Johnson is based in Rome, Italy and reports directly to the CEO and Chairman of the Group, Mauricio Luna. Johnson is a senior level executive with strong operations, commercial, and engineering experience. Prior to joining IAG Engine Center Europe, Johnson spent over 30 years with Rolls-Royce, Vector Aerospace, and StandardAero. He advanced the StandardAero engine and component business, while increasing the company’s operational excellence. Johnson also worked in the customer facilities of India, Italy, New Zealand, and Read more

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Alain Flourens ©Airbus

Alain Flourens, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Flourens will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management changes are effective on April 1, 2019. Alain Flourens joined Airbus Helicopters in February 2017 from Airbus Commercial Aircraft, where he held several assignments including Head of the A380 Programme, Head of the Single Aisle Programme, and Executive Vice President, Head of the Airbus Centres of Excellence. With almost two Read more

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Priveen Raj Naidu joins BlocBox Advisory Board

Priveen Raj Naidu, Founder and CEO of Reapra Aviation Partners (RAP)

 BlocBox has announced the addition of a new member to its advisory board; Priveen Raj Naidu, who is currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Reapra Aviation Partners (RAP), an aviation subsidiary of Reapra. As one half of the two-member team that set up AirAsia in Singapore back in 2003, Priveen has extensive experience in the aviation industry that saw him take up overlapping responsibilities of branding, strategizing, business development and curating consumer experience for the low-cost carrier. His determination to grow and expand his skillsets motivated him to leave AirAsia after nearly a decade, and he subsequently joined Read more

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Lufthansa Technik fills two central management positions

Dr. Georg Fanta ©LHT

Dr. Georg Fanta took on a new role on January 15. Indeed he is the new spokesman for the management of the Product Division (PD) Component Services at Lufthansa Technik. Consequently, Georg Fanta takes over the role from Harald Gloy, who just became an Executive Board Member at Lufthansa. Dietmar Focke, the former Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Budapest, will take over as spokesman for the management of PD Engines

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Alcoa appoints Chief Strategy Officer

John Slaven

Alcoa Corporation has released that John Slaven will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective February 4. Slaven will be a member of Alcoa’s executive team and an officer of the Company, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey. Slaven will be responsible for supporting Alcoa’s overall strategy and will oversee the corporate and business development functions, global supply chain, and energy development. Before joining Alcoa, Slaven served for 13 years as Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He most recently led BCG’s practices for North American Metals and Read more

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Marion Siuta joins TrueAero

Marion Siuta

Marion Siuta will join TrueAero’s leadership team as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Siuta’s purview includes sourcing mid- to end of life aircraft and engines for part out and lease, while helping to grow TrueAero’s line of technical service offerings. Siuta brings over 30 years of technical and commercial experience to TrueAero, having held leadership positions at AAR, Aircastle, ILFC and AerCap.

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Team of industry pros join GA Telesis LIFT Group

A team comprised of senior asset leasing and trading executives has joined GA Telesis LIFT Group (Leasing, Investments, Finance and Trading Group). Stuart Cauff, Luis Ayala, and Jonathan Cauff, formerly principals at Jet Trading and Leasing (JTL), were all named Managing Directors of GA Telesis’ Asset Transaction Group, the leasing and trading division of the LIFT Group. These three industry veterans, with an aggregate of more than 70 years of industry experience, have concluded in excess of US$11 billion of commercial jet aircraft and engine transactions. Founded in 2006, by its principals, JTL acted as arranger and investor on hundreds Read more

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Craig Winfrey joins HAECO ITM

Craig Winfrey has joined HAECO ITM as Vice President Sales & Marketing, Aircraft Components. Winfrey will oversee the business areas of inventory technical management and component overhaul. Prior to joining HAECO ITM, Winfrey was Head of Services, Strategy and Business Development at Bombardier Transportation. In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing the growth and evolution of Bombardier’s services strategies in Southeast Asia and India. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, he oversaw the P&L for material services, fleet management offerings, digital innovation, component repair programmes, maintenance and operations, and total asset management. Winfrey will be based at HAECO ITM’s Read more

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Tal Golan joins Universal Avionics

Tal Golan

Dan Reida, V.P. of Sales, Marketing, and Support for Universal Avionics (UA), has announced that Tal Golan has been appointed to the newly created position of Rotorcraft Business Development Manager. Golan joins UA with an extensive aviation and business development background and 20 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry as a pilot of both rotor and fixed wing aircraft.

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Nexcelle names Patrice Provost as President

Patrice Provost

Patrice Provost has been appointed President of Nexcelle, the joint venture of Middle River Aircraft Systems and Safran Nacelles that provides engine nacelles for integrated propulsion systems on jetliners and business jets. Provost is a Safran Nacelles employee who brings aviation industry expertise in customer support, program and IT management, along with airline-related engineering, maintenance and fleet planning. He is based at Middle River Aircraft Systems’ facility in Maryland. Provost has been an Executive Vice President of Nexcelle, representing Safran Nacelles. He retains the Executive Vice President duties at Nexcelle in addition to his new role as the joint venture’s Read more

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