Munich Airport Supervisory Board appoints Jost Lammers new President and CEO

Jost Lammers ©Budapest Airport

The Supervisory Board of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the Munich Airport operating company, has selected Jost Lammers as the airport’s next president and CEO. Lammers has been appointed for a five-year term effective as of January 1, 2020. He will succeed Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire on December 31, 2019 after leading the FMG Group very successfully for more than 17 years. Albert Füracker, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, sees Jost Lammers as an “excellent choice”: “As the CEO in Budapest, Mr. Lammers has guided that airport through an impressive Read more

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Millennium International Avionics names Todd Slater Business Development Director

Todd Slater

Millennium International Avionics has named Todd Slater as the new Business Development Director. In this position Slater will be responsible for developing sales and service channels for the Commercial Air Transport and Corporate Aviation divisions, along with third-party support. Slater started his career with Absolute Aviation (now Wencor) as a bench technician and has held multiple technical and leadership roles. Most recently, he has served as the Director of Pricing and in the sales division for Wencor Group MROs. 

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ATR appoints David Brigante SVP Programs and Customer Services

David Brigante

David Brigante has been nominated SVP Programs and Customer Services of ATR, starting August 1st 2019. He will be reporting to CEO, Stefano Bortoli. Brigante will be succeeding Tom Anderson, who will leave ATR at the end of July 2019. After several years within the ATR team, in different and significant roles, Tom Anderson has decided to take a new direction in his professional career. David Brigante, who joined ATR in 2015 from Leonardo, brings a strong aeronautical experience and a deep understanding of ATR today, as well as of what is needed for the future. David will continue his Read more

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Aero Norway strengthens management team with Klaus-Peter Leinauer

Aero Norway, the independent engine MRO  provider and trusted partner for customers operating CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and 7B engines, has appointed Klaus-Peter Leinauer as a new Director of Sales & Marketing. He will support Aero Norway’s growth strategy and focus on best-in-class service for its expanding global customer base.  Leinauer joins Aero Norway with more than twenty years’ experience in the engine MRO industry having worked at SR Technics for 7 years with responsibility for sales in Europe, Russia and the CIS.  His appointment will spearhead a programme of continuous improvement within the knowledgeable sales team facilitating efficiency and enhancing working Read more

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TAG Aviation names Joanne Goodall Director of Customer Services

Joanne Goodall

TAG Aviation has named Joanne Goodall as Director of Customer Services for the UK with immediate effect. In this newly created role Goodall will provide direction and training to the CRM (Client Relationship Management) and CSR (Customer Service Representative) teams throughout Europe and oversee strategic enhancements and opportunities for ongoing expansion in alignment with TAG’s future development. With an abundant background in business aviation, Goodall has worked for both commercial and cargo-based airlines, beginning in 2007 as a Senior Account Manager and subsequently undertaking an array of executive appointments which have advanced her aviation industry knowledge globally. She joined TAG Read more

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JetBlue appoints Teri McClure to Board of Directors

JetBlue has appointed Teri P. McClure to its board of directors. The independent director appointment is effective immediately, following unanimous approval by the company’s board of directors. An aviation industry veteran, McClure most recently served as chief human resources officer and senior vice president of labor at United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), whose 481,000-strong workforce serves more than 220 countries with a fleet of 500 UPS and chartered aircraft.

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Clockwork Research appoints Alexandros Kontotasios as Human Factors Specialist

Alexandros Kontotasios

Clockwork Research, a fatigue risk management consultancy and part of Air Partner’s Consulting & Training division, has named Alexandros Kontotasios as Human Factors Specialist. Kontotasios has a solid academic background in researching and assessing fatigue in pilots, human factors in aviation, psychology, military psychology and accident investigation, enabling him to prepare high quality fatigue research. He is currently finishing a PhD at the University of Leeds, exploring fatigue and performance in pilots who commute by driving, and also holds a BSc in Psychology, a BSc in Military Psychology and an MSc in Human Factors in Aviation. Prior to joining Clockwork, Read more

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Baines Simmons appoints Mike Da Silva as consultant

Mike Da Silva

Baines Simmons, part of the Consulting & Training division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has appointed Mike Da Silva as consultant. He will report directly to Mike Wallace, Head of Operations. De Silva is a practitioner and manager in Initial Airworthiness, Certification, Test and Evaluation, and Safety Management Systems (SMS), covering both military and civil environments. Having successfully achieved design and flight test approvals and implemented a SMS, he has practical experience in understanding the requirements and expectations of regulators and can advise clients on the best course of action to achieve success in gaining approvals.

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Kellstrom Defense appoints Michael Farmer as Vice-President of Life Extension Products

​​​Kellstrom Defense Aerospace (KDA) has appointed Michael Farmer as vice-president of life extension products (LEP) for the engineered products business segment. Farmer will be responsible for the overall leadership of the LEP business team focused on the development and deployment of proprietary intellectual property for the life extension of critical aircraft equipment and systems. The overall engineered products business segment is focused on end-of-life aircraft proprietary part manufacturing, aftermarket component design, licensing of proprietary OEM parts and the development of complex technology insertion solutions for aircraft life extension. Farmer will be based at the KDA Miramar, Florida, facility and will Read more

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Pegasus Universal Aerospace names Robbie Irons as CEO

Robbie Irons

South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace, pioneer of the Vertical Business Jet (VBJ®) Pegasus One, has named Robbie Irons as its Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, he will help lead product development and lend strategic support to Founder and Chairman Dr Reza Mia as the business seeks to secure investment.  Robbie Irons brings decades of solid international aviation experience to the Johannesburg, SA-based start-up, spanning senior roles previously with ExecuJet in Lanseria in both business development and aircraft sales.  He took responsibility for the firm’s aircraft sales activity in Africa in 2009.  “As general aviation evolves, I am excited Read more

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