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Lufthansa Technical Training and SAMC sign new agreement

On November 7, 2018, Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company (SAMC) and Lufthansa Technical Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Airshow China in Zhuhai. The MoU intensifies a closer strategic partnership between the two companies in on-the-job training of skilled technicians. SAMC is…

APS names Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has appointed Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Boggan will be responsible for all APS sales, marketing and business strategy activities. Working closely with APS President and CEO Daniel Colbert, he will leverage related leadership and management roles spanning over three decades in…

Johann Panier appointed AFI KLM E&M SVP Business Development

Johann Panier has been appointed to helm Business Development at AFI KLM E&M. Since 2014 he has been CEO of Barfield, an AFI KLM E&M Group subsidiary headquartered in Miami and a major player in the MRO market in the Americas. An alumnus of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et…

Haeco Americas appoints Bill Collins president, airframe services

HAECO Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, has announced that Bill Collins will join the company’s leadership team as president of airframe services. In this role, he will oversee the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business segment of HAECO Americas. Collins has more than 30 years’ experience in…

Bombardier appoints Danny Di Perna Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace

Bombardier has announced the appointment of Danny Di Perna as Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace, effective September 15, 2018. In this new position, Danny will report directly to Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier and assume responsibility for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement and transformation functions. Bombardier’s Aerostructures…

FLYdocs welcome André Fischer as new CEO

FLYdocs, the aviation data and records management software provider that manages the lease transfer of aircraft and assets, has appointed André Fischer as CEO. Fischer joins from AAR Corp, where he has held the position of VP Business Strategy for the past two years. His career spans over 20 years,…

MAEL announces new head of maintenance and a new head of engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has promoted Lee Burgess to head of maintenance and welcomed Keith Earnden back to the company as interim head of engineering. Chris Dare, managing director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, says: “Lee and Keith bring a depth and breadth of experience to their new roles that will…

Boeing names aerospace industry leader to head Boeing AvionX

  Boeing has named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Brendan Curran will lead Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Curran, who…

Jaap Beijer becomes new General Manager of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

On July 1, 2018, Jaap Beijer (40) became the General Manager of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air Holding Company. He joins the MTU subsidiary from his role as Senior Vice President Aftermarket IAE AG, following Frank Bodenhage…

Baines Simmons delivers Part 21 training to COMAC in Shanghai

  Baines Simmons, part of the Consulting & Training division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has recently delivered Part 21 training in Shanghai to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), as it evaluates the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory framework. Baines Simmons was contracted to provide…