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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Tamar Jorssen to join AviTrader management team

Tamar Jorssen

Effective February 27, 2020 AviTrader Publications Corp. has appointed Tamar Jorssen as Vice President, Sales and Business Development. She has over 25 years of experience in sales, customer support, and business development. Jorssen started her career with AviTrader’s head-office in Vancouver back in 2007 as the office manager. She is now responsible for all of AviTrader’s sales and marketing activities across the globe and will oversee the AviTrader Germany customer support team. Torsten Tamm, chairman of the board of directors stated “We are very pleased to have Tamar Jorssen work with us full-time at AviTrader. Her expertise and internal knowledge Read more

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CEO of SIA Engineering Company to retire April 1, 2020

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has announced the retirement of Png Kim Chiang, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company with effect from April 1, 2020. He will relinquish his Directorship of SIAEC and continue as advisor to the Company on the same date. The Board of Directors has named Ng Chin Hwee, who is a Non-executive Director on the Board of SIAEC and the Executive Vice President Human Resources and Operations of Singapore Airlines, to succeed Png as CEO on April 1, 2020.

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Eurowings’ current Vice President Sales to become new CCO

Oliver Schmitt

Oliver Schmitt, currently Vice President Sales at Eurowings and Managing Director of Eurowings Digital GmbH, will join the Executive Board of Eurowings on March 1, 2020 and become the new Chief Commercial Officer of the German airline. He succeeds Oliver Wagner, who moved to the Executive Board of Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH as Chairman on January 1, 2020. Designated CEO Jens Bischof, who will start at Eurowings in March 2020, is looking forward to the reinforcement in the management team: “Oliver Schmitt is a tremendous asset for Eurowings with his digital mindset and many innovative sales ideas. He will dynamically Read more

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CDB Aviation promotes Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific

Sign Kadouh

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., (CDB Leasing), has announced, on the sidelines of Singapore Air Show, the promotion of Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific. Kadouh is being promoted to the new role from his previous position of Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific. In addition to continuing to lead the Asia Pacific commercial team and driving commercial and strategic activity within the region, including Greater China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific Islands, Kadouh also will be the operational leader for Asia Pacific, managing the day-to-day Read more

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Nordic Aviation Capital appoints Patrick de Castelbajac as CEO

Nordic Aviation Capital has appointed Patrick de Castelbajac as Chief Executive Officer, effective in the third quarter of 2020. He will be based at NAC’s newly opened Headquarters in Limerick, Ireland. De Castelbajac has almost 20-years-experience in the aviation industry. Most recently, he was President of the Asia-Pacific region for Airbus. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice-President Strategy and International[.  [DD1]This seems incomplete – International what?

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Karlheinz Weimar to retire from Fraport supervisory board

Karlheinz Weimar

Karlheinz Weimar, Fraport AG’s chairman of the supervisory board, will retire from his position as chairman and board member at the end of the company’s next Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2020.  The former finance minister of the State of Hesse cited his 70th birthday, which he celebrated on January 30, as the reason for retiring from his corporate duties. Karlheinz Weimar assumed the chairmanship of the Fraport supervisory board in 2003.  He has since served as one of the three board representatives delegated by the State of Hesse – which is Fraport AG’s largest shareholder, with a stake Read more

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Ascent Aviation Services names Alexander Kocksch Director of Purchasing and Materials

Alexander Kocksch

Ascent Aviation Services has announced that Alexander Kocksch has joined the company as Director of Purchasing and Materials. In his new position, Kocksch reports directly to Dave Querio, President, assuming responsibility for the development, direction and coordination of the Purchasing and Materials departments. Kocksch and his team are also coordinating with the company’s operations group to ensure that all opportunities are thoroughly evaluated in order to ensure the continued efficient and productive growth of Ascent operations.

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AAR names Jessica Garascia General Counsel

Jessica A. Garascia

AAR, a provider of aviation services to airlines and governments worldwide, has announced that Jessica A. Garascia has joined as General Counsel, effective February 3. Garascia succeeds Robert Regan and will report to John Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer. She will oversee AAR’s internal legal team, as well as outside counsel, and will have responsibility for all legal affairs. Garascia joins AAR from USG Corporation where she served as Deputy General Counsel responsible for overseeing all M&A activity, compliance, corporate governance, securities law and NYSE compliance.

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Javier Sánchez-Prieto takes helm at Iberia

Javier Sánchez Prieto

Javier Sánchez-Prieto, currently Vueling chairman and chief executive, has been appointed chairman and chief executive of Iberia. Marco Sansavini, currently Iberia chief commercial officer, has been appointed chairman and chief executive of Vueling. Both Sánchez-Prieto and Sansavini will take up their new roles in late March when IAG’s chief executive, Willie Walsh, stands down to be replaced by Luis Gallego, currently Iberia chairman and chief executive.

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