Brian Power to be appointed EVP Fleet Operations at NAC

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has announced that Brian Power will assume the role of EVP Fleet Operations effective July 1, succeeding Tom Turley, who is retiring from his role as EVP and COO at NAC. Power has over 30 years of experience in the aviation sector. He joined NAC in 2016 as VP Technical and was appointed GVP Transaction Asset Management in 2017. He assumed the role of SVP Technical Operations in 2019. Power previously worked for Aldus Aviation as Head of Technical and at Lufthansa Technik for 21 years overseeing a wide array of commercial aircraft in various senior Read more

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Bombardier appoints Jianwei Zhang as Chairman, Bombardier China

Bombardier has appointed Jianwei Zhang as Chairman, Bombardier China, effective immediately. The appointment of the seasoned professional reaffirms Bombardier’s commitment to China where the company continues to offer market-leading business jets and provide aftermarket services at its strategically located service centre in Tianjin. Zhang, who was previously part of Bombardier’s management team, will report to Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than 26 years of experience in the aerospace and transport industries, most of them spent in multiple roles with Bombardier. Bombardier maintains a strong presence in China where it offers its innovative, long-range Challenger and Read more

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Long-time Airbus executive Klaus Roewe to join Lilium as new CEO

Klaus Roewe

Lilium N.V. (Lilium) has announced that Klaus Roewe, long-time Airbus executive, is to join the company on August 1, 2022, as its new CEO. Roewe is a highly respected industry veteran who led Airbus’ most important business line, the A320 and A320neo programmes, to unprecedented success during his tenure: improving aircraft performance, doubling EBIT, cutting unit costs, while increasing market share and FCF, making it the most successful large commercial aircraft programme of all time. Daniel Wiegand who is the current CEO and co-founder of Lilium which developed the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, will continue as Read more

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Etihad Cargo appoints Caroline Pappas General Manager – Americas

Caroline Pappas

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has appointed Caroline Pappas as General Manager – Americas. Based in Chicago, Pappas will report directly to Etihad Cargo Director – Cargo Commercial West, Mark Faulkner. She will be responsible for establishing new and further developing existing relationships with Etihad Cargo’s customers based in North and South America. Pappas joins Etihad Cargo with over 30 years’ sales and commercial experience within the air cargo sector, reinforcing the carrier’s commitment to the market. In her previous roles, Pappas has been instrumental in negotiating and securing long-term contracts with global freight Read more

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Senior management appointments at HAECO Airframe Services

HAECO Airframe Services has releases that Jacqueline Jiang has been appointed Group Director Airframe Services and will join the HAECO Group leadership team from July 1, 2022. Jiang is currently Chief Operating Officer of HAECO Xiamen and has extensive management experience in MRO services. HAECO Xiamen Director of Operations Kevin Guan will succeed Jiang in the re-titled role of Chief Executive Officer, HAECO Xiamen on the same day. Furthermore, Kevin Kruger, Director and General Manager of HAECO Hong Kong will retire in August 2022. He will be succeeded by Benjamin Scheidel in the re-titled role of Chief Executive Officer, HAECO Read more

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MTU Chief Operating Officer Lars Wagner takes over CSO function

Lars Wagner

MTU Aero Engines is reaffirming its commitment to social responsibility and has entrusted Lars Wagner, Chief Operating Officer of MTU Aero Engines AG, with the role of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in addition to his current responsibilities. Wagner is already responsible for important sustainability issues such as climate protection in development and production or supplier management. MTU has now bundled the responsibilities for other aspects of corporate responsibility management (CR management) and anchored them at the board level. In this way, MTU underscores the growing relevance of responsible action for the company. In addition to the focus on product responsibility, Read more

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Rick Deurloo takes over as new President of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines

Rick Deurloo

Pratt & Whitney has announced that with immediate effect, Rick Deurloo, the company’s current Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will take over from Carroll Lane, who has chosen to leave Pratt & Whitney for another leadership opportunity, as President of its Commercial Engines business. Deurloo will remain in his existing roles while taking on this new responsibility. He will be responsible to Pratt & Whitney President Shane Eddy. “Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engines business is well positioned for long-term success thanks to its technology and product offerings across a strong portfolio of major platforms such as the GTF, Read more

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Delta names Eric Phillips first Chief Digital Officer

Eric Phillips

Delta has named Eric Phillips S.V.P. and Chief Digital Officer as the airline continues to deliver more personalised, seamless and premium experiences for customers through its digital channels. In the newly created role, Phillips will lead a matrixed team focused on enhancing customer interactions with Delta’s digital tools and channels, including developing new and better capabilities on and the Fly Delta app to address customer needs before, during and after travel. He’ll partner with leaders across the enterprise to accelerate cross-functional initiatives and drive a multidisciplinary approach to deliver an unparalleled customer experience. Phillips served most recently as S.V.P. Read more

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Rusada appoints Larry Strykowski as Director of Business Development

Larry Strykowski

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has announced the appointment of Larry Strykowski as Director of Business Development. Strykowski has a wealth of experience in the aviation software industry, having served as Managing Director Technology – MRO and Supply Chain Systems for both Continental Airlines and United Airlines, where he selected and implemented enterprise-wide solutions for maintenance planning and technical publications, as well as various MRO commercial products. He also planned and initiated the complex consolidation of technical solutions when Continental and United merged in 2010. Strykowski then moved on to become Director of Technology for the Bristow Helicopter Group, Read more

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Pegasus Airlines appoints Onur Dedeköylü as Chief Commercial Officer

Onur Dedeköylü

Onur Dedeköylü, who has been working as Senior Vice President for Marketing at Pegasus Airlines since 2010 and who has made significant contributions to the company’s ancillary product management, digital transformation and building the Pegasus brand, has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer. He will manage the commercial division, consisting of sales, network planning, marketing, revenue management and pricing, guest experience and cargo departments.  Dedeköylü is a graduate in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University and holds an MBA degree in marketing and finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He began his career at Gillette working in the fields of sales Read more

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