Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems names Paul Moats Maintenance Director

Paul Moats

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems (Stevens) has appointed Paul Moats to Maintenance Director with the company’s AOG division. Moats joined Stevens in early 2020 as a second shift supervisor at the Greenville, S.C. (GYH) facility, co-located with the company headquarters. Prior to joining Stevens, Moats spent 26 years at Textron Aviation working Citations, Hawkers and other airframes in many positions including A&P mechanic, scheduler, AOG Team lead and Field Service Engineer.

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SWISS names Peter Lienhard Head of Information Technology

Peter Lienhard

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has appointed Peter Lienhard as its new Head of Information Technology. He will take up his new position, in which he will report directly to CFO Markus Binkert, on January 1, 2021. Lienhard will also hold the function of Head of IT Domain Hub Airlines Commercial for the Lufthansa Group, reporting to the Group’s Head of Information Management Thomas Rückert. Lienhard succeeds Lukas Wirth, who will be leaving SWISS at the end of 2020 after seven years at the company to take on a new professional challenge outside the Lufthansa Group.

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Contrail taps Michael Coviello as Vice President of Transaction Management

Michael Coviello

Contrail Aviation Support, a worldwide supplier of surplus and aftermarket commercial jet engine components as well as asset leasing and acquisitions, has appointed commercial aircraft transaction veteran, Michael Coviello, who has 42 years of industry experience, as Vice President of Transaction Management. In his new role, Coviello will manage and optimize all aspects of the deal flow transaction process, from contracts to third parties liaising to technical, in an effort to support the origination team and further drive transaction volume. Throughout Coviello’s distinguished career spanning four decades, he has held notable leadership positions, most recently, serving as Vice President Aircraft Read more

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Airforwarders Association elects Seko’s Shawn Richard to Board of Directors

Shawn Richard

Shawn Richard, Vice President Global Air Freight at SEKO Logistics, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Airforwarders Association (AfA), the voice of the airforwarding industry in the United States. He joins other newly elected BOD members for the upcoming 2021-2024 term of office and will be officially sworn into office at the AfA’s virtual Board meeting on January 5, 2021. The new recruits will join eight existing AfA Directors in continuing the success of the Association and guiding its future growth and development.

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Nasmyth Group expands global reach across East Asia and Canada

Nasmyth Group has extended its presence in Japan, China and Canada. With an established trading position in each of the three countries, Nasmyth is ideally placed to invest in the development and expansion of its precision engineering businesses in East Asia (including China and Japan) and Canada. Nasmyth Group has appointed Patrick Carroll, an experienced businessman working within the sectors of civil and defense aerospace, space, marine and subsea products and engineering quality services. Carroll, located in Tokyo, Japan, is to head up the drive to reposition Nasmyth Group and to achieve further rapid expansion in this dynamic market.                                              Read more

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easyJet appoints Sophie Dekkers as new Chief Commercial Officer

easyJet has appointed Sophie Dekkers as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Dekkers has been with easyJet since 2007 in a variety of roles, most recently as Customer Director. During her time at the airline she has looked after the commercial performance of the U.K. market as U.K. Country Director as well as having performed roles such as Director of Scheduling and Head of Business. Dekkers will be responsible for network and planning, scheduling, commercial and digital. Her appointment follows the resignation of Robert Carey and she will take over with immediate effect. Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director will take over Read more

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Aurimas Urbonas to lead BAA Training Spain

Aurimas Urbonas

Managing director Aurimas Urbonas has been appointed to lead BAA Training Spain – a modern six-simulator aviation training center near Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, set to accommodate various pilot training needs: wet and dry full flight simulators lease services, type rating training, and more. Urbonas will bear responsibility for BAA Training Spain’s performance. He will convey and execute the company’s vision, establish and maintain effective links with customers, and develop long-range plans and strategies.

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Middle River Aerostructure Systems appoints King Thompson Senior Sales and Customer Support Manager

King Thompson

King Thompson has been named the Senior Sales and Customer Support Manager for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activity at the Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS) business of ST Engineering. In this new role, Thompson will lead and assist sales campaigns for MRAS’ expanding MRO business focus on jet engine nacelles and engine components. He is also responsible for managing MRO service agreements and material, along with ensuring customer satisfaction. Thompson brings more than 20 years of MRO expertise in the airline industry, having held sales and customer service manager positions at United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Prior to Read more

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David Coleal named CEO of Incora

David Coleal

Incora, a leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace and other industries, has announced the appointment of David Coleal as group Chief Executive Officer. Coleal has more than two decades of senior leadership experience within the aerospace and defense sectors, including serving as president of Bombardier Aviation and executive vice president at Spirit AeroSystems. Effective November 30, 2020, the appointment comes at a significant time for the company as it embarks on the next phase of its growth trajectory, driven by an unrelenting focus to provide Incora’s customers with leading-edge solutions for the global supply Read more

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Savback Helicopters opens in the U.K.

Rick Andrew

Savback Helicopters AB is establishing a presence in the U.K. for the first time with the appointment of Rick Andrew as Commercial Director, effective immediately.  Andrew joins the family-owned business from Sloane Helicopters, the long-established Robinson and Leonardo Helicopters U.K. sales distributor. He was close to the Robinson helicopter community in his former role, as sales and business development manager, working across piston and turbine markets. As well as supporting existing Savback customers, Andrew will work with the team to identify new owners and opportunities.  He will also represent the evolving Savback brand at European and U.K. shows in 2021, including Read more

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