Changes at IBA’s Senior Leadership Team

IBA Group has appointed Ian Beaumont to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IBA Group effective from March 11, 2020.  Phil Seymour, IBA’s former CEO will continue to serve as Company President. For the past five years the business has been successfully led by Seymour and has seen a period of rapid growth with both its core professional and advisory services, as well as the powerful data platform, IBA.iQ. Building on this success, the Company continues to make significant investments in scaling the business to accommodate the growth in demand for its services. Beaumont’s appointment, with a proven track record of Read more

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Kevin Ducksbury named new Chairman of The Air Charter Association

Kevin Ducksbury

Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Air Charter Association, succeeding Nick Weston of Weston Aviation. The appointment was made at the February Board Meeting of The Air Charter Association following a vote and the endorsement of the Board. Ducksbury is the first appointed Chairman since the Association’s rebrand in 2019 and will formally take on the role from The Air Charter Spring Lunch on April 1, onwards. In his presentation to the Board, Ducksbury outlined his future vision for the Association which included growing the Association’s geographical footprint and the promotion of Read more

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AerCap appoints new Chairman

Paul T. Dacier

AerCap has released that Pieter Korteweg, the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, has decided to retire from the Board with effect from the close of the Company’s annual general meeting of shareholders in 2020 (the 2020 AGM). The Board has appointed Paul T. Dacier to succeed Korteweg as Chairman of the Board with effect from the close of the 2020 AGM. Dacier has been a Non-Executive Director of AerCap since 2010 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2013. His appointment as Chairman of the Board is subject to his re-appointment as a Non-Executive Director at Read more

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Nav Sandhu appointed Nasmyth Group’s Head of Programme and Project Management

Nav Sandhu

Nasmyth Group has released that Nav Sandhu has been appointed as Head of Programme and Project Management, effective immediately. Based at Nasmyth Group’s U.K. Head Office in Coventry, he will form part of the Group’s Management Team. Establishing long-term programme and project management systems, Sandhu will lead in introducing these foundations across the whole of the Nasmyth Group.

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Farnborough Airport appoints new Business Development Manager

Richard Wittels

Farnborough Airport has appointed a new Business Development Manager, Richard Wittels, effective immediately. Wittels brings to this position over 14 years of experience in the business aviation industry through his work at TAG Aviation U.K. He will be responsible for identifying opportunities aimed at further developing the business and will also focus on demonstrating to the industry and customers, the complete portfolio of services and facilities available at the airport. 

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General Electric mourns death of former CEO “Neutron Jack” Welch

General Electric Co (GE) has announced that its former CEO, Jack Welch, has died at the age of 84. Welch was single handedly responsible for the transformation of a company best known for its production of light bulbs into the USA’s most valuable public company. In the 20-year period with Welch at the helm, GE went from a conglomerate with a market value of US$12 billion into a corporate giant with a US$410 billion value. “Today is a sad day for the entire GE family,” said H. Lawrence Culp Jr., GE’s chairman and CEO, in a statement. “Jack was larger Read more

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Boeing appoints new Chief Information Officer

Boeing has named Susan Doniz as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Data Analytics, effective in May. She will succeed Vishwa Uddanwadiker, who has served as an interim capacity since October 2019. In this role, Doniz will oversee all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for the company. She will also support the growth of Boeing’s business through IT- and analytics-related revenue-generating programs. She will report to Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun, serve on the company’s Executive Council and be based in Chicago.

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GA Telesis appoints David Byrne, Director of Asset Remarketing

David Byrne

GA Telesis, (GAT) has appointed David Byrne as Director of Asset Remarketing. Byrne brings nearly a decade of experience in the aviation sector to the GA Telesis Asset Transaction Group. Byrne was a member of the AerCap team for over five years, where he was most recently Director of Leasing with responsibility for sales and marketing activities across the EMEA region. His prior experience includes GECAS and CAE Parc Aviation. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Byrne will be responsible for coordinating asset remarketing for GA Telesis’ expanding global portfolio.

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Airbus Helicopters appoints Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance

Thomas Hundt

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective March 1, 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President, Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director, Airbus Helicopters Germany. Hundt succeeds Linda Honold, who wiII retire after more than three decades with Airbus and its predecessor companies. Before joining Airbus Helicopters in 2016, Thomas Hundt was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President of Arianespace, based in Evry, France.

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C&L Aerospace names Edmund Tan Regional Sales Manager for Asia

Edmund Tan

Edmund Tan has joined C&L Aerospace in the position of Regional Sales Manager, Asia. Tan will lead sales and marketing activities for the commercial and regional airline segments for Asia. Tan has two decades of experience in the Asian airline market, most recently as Senior Manager, Sales and marketing at Flightparts. Prior to that Tan was Director, Sales and Marketing (Aerospace) for ST Engineering.

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