Norwegian Air Shuttle appoints deputy CEO

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Geir Karlsen has been appointed deputy CEO of Norwegian. Karlsen joined Norwegian as CFO in April 2018. He has extensive experience from listed companies within shipping and offshore. Karlsen has over the last 12 years held various CFO positions with international companies such as Golden Ocean Group and Songa Offshore. Before joining Norwegian, he held the position of Group CFO at London-based Navig8 Group. Geir Karlsen has a degree in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School.

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AD Software appoints new Sales Director

Christobal Henner

AD SOFTWARE the France based CAMO and MRO software editor has reinforced its international sales team with the appointment of Christobal Henner as Sales Director in charge of Sales and Marketing strategy and customer relations. This appointment is in response to AD SOFTWARE growing portfolio of customers and the recent partnership with ATR which led to increased visibility for AD SOFTWARE and additional solutions available to aircraft operators around the world. AD SOFTWARE has been providing MRO, CAMO and Supply Chain IT solutions for aircraft operators, MRO shops and CAMO organisations for 20 years. It has 60 customers worldwide and Read more

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Ascent Aviation Services names Scott Butler CCO

Scott Butler

Ascent Aviation Services has announced that Scott Butler has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his new position Butler reports directly to Dave Querio, President, assuming responsibility for all Sales, Marketing and Customer Service functions. Butler and his team are also coordinating with the company’s Operations group to ensure that all opportunities are thoroughly evaluated in order to effectively increase its volume of work.  Butler and his team are in continued coordination with other Operational and Financial departments to ensure the continued efficient and productive growth of Ascent operations. Butler holds a degree in Aviation Human Factors Read more

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C&L Aerospace hires new Regional Sales Manager for Europe

C&L Aerospace has hired Jarmila Kotkova a seasoned sales strategist, as its Regional Sales Manager for Europe. Kotkova has more than 20 years of experience in logistics, maintenance and parts support in the European regional airline market. Kotkova will develop relationships with European regional airlines, specializing in ATR, ERJ, Beech 1900, and Saab 340 aircraft. She previously held the Regional Sales Manager position with C&L from 2014to 2017. During that time, she built strong relationships with European regional airlines by providing aircraft parts, programs and support to fit their needs.

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Aircastle names Douglas Winter Chief Commercial Officer

Aircastle has named Douglas Winter as Chief Commercial Officer of its affiliate, Aircastle Advisor LLC. He will join the company at the end of April. Winter will succeed Michael Kriedberg, who will become a senior advisor through the remainder of 2019 in order to ensure a smooth transition. Kriedberg previously announced his intention to retire as of January 1, 2020. Winter has over 30 years of operations and leadership experience in the aviation industry, managing large, diverse portfolios of aircraft for market-leading lessors. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of global aircraft leasing company Voyager Aviation (formerly Intrepid Read more

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TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre appoints new Managing Director at Farnborough, UK

Thierry Barré

TAG Aviation Maintenance Services has appointed Thierry Barré as Managing Director, to be based at TAG’s primary Farnborough Airport UK location. Thierry Barré, who joins TAG’s Maintenance Services Centre with immediate effect, was previously Technical Director of a Business Jet MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) company based in Europe and brings extensive customer relations expertise and strong MRO experience to the position. Cyrille Pillet, who was the previous MD of Farnborough Maintenance Services, will now focus his attention on the base maintenance service operations for TAG Aviation at group level. As part of TAG Aviation Maintenance Services’ harmonisation initiatives, Mr Read more

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Dave Paddock appointed new President of Jet Aviation

David Paddock

Dave Paddock has been named the new President of the Jet Aviation Group, effective July 1, 2019. Paddock succeeds Rob Smith, who has served the company in this role since 2014. Smith is leaving Jet Aviation to join General Dynamics’ Marine Systems business unit. A 20-year industry veteran, David Paddock joined Jet Aviation in January 2007 as vice president of business development and strategic planning. He was appointed to his current position of SVP Regional Operations USA in January 2015, where he is responsible for acquisitions, facility expansions and the entire portfolio of Jet services. Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Read more

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AJW Technique appoints Marie Hébert as HR Director

Marie Hébert

AJW Technique, the maintenance hub for AJW Group’s global component repair and overhaul activities, has appointed Marie Hébert as Human Resources Director. Hébert will be accountable for all HR operations at AJW Technique including labour relations, payroll, benefits and pension plans. She will use her leadership skills to help advance AJW Technique’s wider HR strategy to support the business’ ambitious growth plans.   With over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources industry, Hébert joins the business from McCarthy Tétrault LLP where she most recently held the position of National HR Manager, Compensation and Benefits. In her new role, Read more

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Panasonic Avionics announces senior sales executive appointments

Panasonic Avionics has named Malcolm McKay Vice President of Sales. McKay will be responsible for accelerating and driving top-line annual growth for Panasonic Avionics and will develop and plan the company’s worldwide sales processes and methodologies.  He will oversee Sales Leaders over each product line including Digital Solutions, Software as a Service (SaaS), Panasonic Technical Services and Connectivity, Sales Operations & Enablement. In addition, Tom Eskola has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia and Africa (MECSAA) region, and Hernan Abbes has been named to the Regional Vice President and General Manager Read more

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GA Telesis appoints Priscilla Ang Director of Business Development Asia–Pacific Region

Priscilla Ang

GA Telesis has appointed Priscilla Ang as Director of Business Development for the Asia-Pacific Region. Priscilla brings over 20 years of experience in the aviation sector to the GA Telesis Asset Transaction Group. Ang was most recently a member of the Titan Singapore Aircraft Leasing team, where she served from 2014 through 2018 as Manager, Marketing & Lease Administration, her responsibilities included marketing, lease placement, and managing customer relationships for Titan Aviation Leasing. Ang’s prior experience includes positions with Aircastle, Boullioun Aviation Services, and The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan. Joining the GA Telesis Asset Transaction Group, Ang will be Read more

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