Winkler to Remain CEO of MTU Aero Engines

MTU Aero Engines’ Supervisory Board has extended the contract of CEO Reiner Winkler by five years until September 30, 2024. The decision was made by a unanimous vote at the Supervisory Board’s meeting on October 24, 2018. Winkler has been the company’s CEO since January 2014 and previously served as its chief financial officer since…

HAI Names Hill Director of Safety

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced the hiring of Chris Hill as director of safety. In this position, Hill will be responsible for managing the association’s existing aviation safety programs and for developing new safety initiatives to benefit HAI’s membership and the international helicopter community. Hill has more than 32 years of rotary-wing and operational aviation…

AJW Appoints Boni VP

AJW Group has appointed Frank Boni as VP of MRO Sales. Boni, will be responsible for sales of the company’s MRO services worldwide for the group. He will also work closely with AJW’s leadership, commercial, technical and business improvement teams to develop the maintenance and repair capabilities of AJW Technique, its state-of-the-art MRO facility in…

Draper to Lead Textron Aviation

Draper to Lead Textron Aviation

Textron Inc. announced that Ronald Draper, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president, integrated supply chain (Operations), has been named to succeed Scott Ernest as president and CEO of Textron Aviation Inc. Ernest, president and CEO of Textron Aviation Inc. since 2011, has been named president and CEO of Textron’s Industrial Segment and of Textron Specialized Vehicles…

Former Delta Air Lines Exec in the Running to Head FAA

Steve Dickson, who recently retired as vice president of global flight operations at Delta Air Lines, is in the running to become the next head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) according to news reports quoting White House officials. If selected, Dickson would be the first leader of the FAA in more than 30 years…

Gemini Air Group Moves into New Facility at KSDL

Gemini Air Group of Scottsdale Arizona has opened its all new construction, 60,000 square foot state of the art hangar facility at KSDL airport. Founder and CEO Timothy Carpay, started his aviation career as a bush pilot in Canada. Tim’s new business aviation profile now includes a new facility, Part 145 approved aircraft maintenance, Part…

Stefano Bortoli Appointed CEO of ATR

ATR, with its shareholders Airbus and Leonardo, has appointed Stefano Bortoli, currently president of the ATR Board and senior vice president Strategy, Marketing Development and Sales of Leonardo Aircraft Division, as new CEO of ATR with immediate effect. This follows the announcement last week by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its chief commercial officer. A…

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Goh Joins VSE Aviation Singapore

VSE Aviation Singapore hired Tim Goh (Goh Kim Chuan Timothy) as sales director for the company’s Singapore parts distribution business. Goh comes to VSE Aviation from Aersale Inc. where he was director for airframe material and components sales to airlines in the Asia Pacific region covering Boeing and Airbus narrow and wide body aircraft. In…