Air France-KLM appoints Henri de Peyrelongue Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales

Henri de Peyrelongue has been appointed Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales Air France-KLM, as of July 1, 2020. He will lead the current organization “Sales and Alliances” and will join the Group Executive Committee. He will report to Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Air France-KLM Group. Henri De Peyrelongue is currently Senior Vice President, Commercial Planning Air France-KLM. This promotion follows the decision of Patrick Alexandre, currently Executive Vice President, Sales and Alliances Air France-KLM, to retire effective September 30, 2020. Pieter Bootsma, currently Executive Vice President, Commercial & Revenue Air France-KLM, will be named Chief Revenue Officer Read more

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GA Telesis appoints John Wales, Director of APU Product Line

John Wales

GA Telesis (GAT) has appointed John Wales as Director of APU Product Line. He will be responsible for developing and maintaining GA Telesis’ APU portfolio of products. Wales brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the Company’s Component Solutions Group (CSG), which is now part of the Flight Solutions Group family of businesses. Before joining GA Telesis, he served several years with Turbine Engine Consultants as the APU Commercial Program Manager, directing all sales and marketing efforts for both national and international customers. He also served as General Manager of machining facilities, developing overall effectiveness, quality, and productivity by Read more

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Boeing names Michael D’Ambrose as Human Resources leader

Michael D'Ambrose

Boeing has named Michael D’Ambrose as executive vice president of Human Resources, effective July 6. He will succeed Wendy Livingston, who has served in an interim capacity since April. In this role, D’Ambrose will be responsible for the company’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He will report to Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun, serve on the company’s Executive Council, and will be based in Chicago.

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Karim Grinate promoted to VP Component Sales at APOC Aviation

Karim Grinate

APOC Aviation has promoted Karim Grinate to the position of VP Component Sales.  Previously Manager – Sales and Business Development, Grinate has been with APOC for just over a year. His new position recognizes the processes and structures he has put in place to streamline the sales team and his focus on enlarging the customer base across targeted ATA Chapters and global regions. Grinate is responsible not only for the commercial success of the component sales division at APOC Aviation, but also for the stock breakdown and compatibility with customers worldwide.

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Embraer appoints Arjan Meijer as President and CEO of Commercial Aviation business

Embraer has named Arjan Meijer as the new President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, succeeding John Slattery. Arjan will report directly to Embraer President and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto, and the move will be effective immediately. Arjan has been Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation since January 2017. In his role as CCO at the company, he has been responsible for the global Marketing and Sales functions across six different regions, helping the company to achieve 35 airline deals. He joined the company in April 2016 as Vice President of Commercial Aviation for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Read more

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David Joyce to retire from GE

David L. Joyce

David Joyce, vice chair of GE and president and CEO of GE Aviation, will retire from the company after 40-years of service. John Slattery, Embraer’s president and CEO of Commercial Aviation, has been named president- and CEO-elect of GE Aviation, effective July 13. Joyce spent his entire career at GE Aviation, including 12 years as its president and CEO. He strategically invested in the business to enable a complete renewal of its product portfolio, including 10 different engine families, resulting in groundbreaking improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and noise.  Under his leadership, Aviation became one of GE’s leading businesses, doubling Read more

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Gulfstream names Naveed Aziz VP and General Manager of Dallas operations

Naveed Aziz

Gulfstream Aerospace has promoted Naveed Aziz to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility. He will oversee service center operations and Gulfstream G280™ completions. He succeeds Robby Harless, who retires this month. Aziz began his career at Gulfstream in 1996 as an engineering co-op, designing avionics and electrical systems for the Gulfstream GIV™ and Gulfstream GV™. He has held several positions within the company and was most recently promoted to director of Completions Research and Development in 2012. In this role, Aziz was responsible for designing, engineering, testing and certifying interior elements and cabin systems for new Read more

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Trenchard Aviation Group appoints new COO

Gary Smith

Trenchard Aviation Group has appointed Gary Smith as its new Chief Operating Officer. With over 25 years senior management experience in Airline Engineering and MRO, Smith will be responsible for all operations across manufacturing, parts and repairs, and on-wing services.  Gary has extensive knowledge of Trenchard Aviation customers’ requirements, having been Head of Engineering and postholder at easyJet, and having lead MRO facilities at Rolls-Royce and Triumph Air Repair for over 10 years. Prior to joining Trenchard Aviation, Smith had a 30 year career in aviation, and most recently was Director of Operations Transformation at easyJet, responsible for formation and Read more

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Malaysian government appoints new chairman for Malaysian Airlines

Ailing government-owned Malaysian Airlines Berhad (Malaysian Airlines) has a newly appointed non-executive chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (Wan Zulkiflee), effective July 1, taking over from Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof who resigned in March. Malaysian Airlines has been struggling in the wake of the disappearance of Flight MH370 and the downing of Flight MH17, both in 2014, and the current global pandemic that has affected airlines worldwide. Currently Malaysian Airlines is estimated to need a government loan of US$5.15 billion to enable it to remain afloat until 2025. Wan Zulkiflee, a 37-year stalwart of Petronas, having risen Read more

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CDB Aviation names Paul Boyle Head of EMEA

Paul Boyle

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. (CDB Leasing), has announced the latest addition to its Dublin-based leadership team, Paul Boyle, who has been appointed as Head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Commercial, leading the lessor’s commercial activity within the region. Boyle will drive commercial activity and outreach by engaging with airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and other industry participants to cement the lessor’s strategic aircraft placement plan and path to growth in the region. Boyle will report to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Peter Goodman. With nearly three decades in aviation and Read more

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