Stefan Lauer appointed as Chairman of bmi's Board of Directors

Stefan Lauer, CEO Group Airlines and Corporate Human Resources at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, has been appointed with effect from 1 July 2009 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of British Midland PLC (bmi). He will take over the position from Sir Michael Bishop who is leaving the Board. Also J

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Ian Ludlow appointed as new managing director of Jet Aviation Vnukovo

Jet Aviation announces the appointment of Ian Ludlow as new managing director of the company’s Moscow Vnukovo maintenance operation effective August 1, 2009. He will succeed Carsten Fimm, who served as station manager of Jet Aviation Vnukovo on an interim assignment since August 2008.

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Mark S. Long named CFO of XOJET

Mark S. Long, a veteran aviation finance executive with over 20 years experience in the aviation industry including senior roles at Northwest Airlines, has been named chief financial officer of XOJET, a leading private aviation company. Immediately prior to joining XOJET, Mr. Long was a managing director at Skyworks Capital, LLC, a global investment banking boutique focused on the airline transportation sector, specializing in asset based finance, aircraft fleet management and advisory, corporate finance, merger and acquisitions and financial restructuring.

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Norman C.T. Liu promoted to President and CEO of GECAS

GE Capital Aviation Services, a division of GE, announced the promotion of Norman C.T. Liu to president and chief executive officer of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Liu will take over the executive management of the business from Henry A. Hubschman who will take on the new role of chairman of GECAS. Liu and Hubschman will begin in their new roles on July 1, 2009.

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Piper promotes new CEO and President

Piper Aircraft announced the promotion of two of its senior executives. Kevin J. Gould, Piper’s Vice President of Operations, will become Piper’s Chief Executive Officer, and John Becker, Piper’s Vice President of Engineering, will become President of the Company. Effective, June 26, 2009, Gould and Becker will take on the duties of James K. Bass, who will resign his position as Piper President and CEO.

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Frontier Airlines hires new Vice President, Strategy and Planning

Frontier Airlines has named Daniel M. Shurz to the position of Vice President of Strategy and Planning. Shurz will oversee management of Frontier’s route planning and aircraft scheduling. He also will have responsibility for forging and managing the Company’s strategic alliances and joint venture efforts.

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