Elliott Aviation Names Harting VP Operations

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Business Aviation MRO Services has name Lawrence Harting as vice president of operations for their headquarters in Moline, Ill. (KMLI). He will lead and oversee the facility’s service, avionics, paint, interior, and accessory operations. Harting joined Elliott Aviation in 2013 as the vice president and general manager of their Minneapolis…

West Star Aviation Names New Corporate Controller 

West Star announced Luke Williams as their new corporate controller. Williams will manage and direct all accounting, treasury and tax functions of the company. He has fifteen years of experience in finance within the transportation industry and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting. Williams is a certified public accountant. “Luke’s…

L2 Aviation Announces the Appointment of a New CFO

L2 Aviation, an aircraft electronics engineering and support company, announced the appointment of Michael Sullivan as the company’s chief financial officer. “I am excited to step into the CFO role at L2 Aviation to help the company continue executing its strategic plan of controlled, accelerate growth and deliver value to its shareholders,” says Sullivan. “I…

Gulfstream Appoints Hassan GM of St. Louis Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace announced Murtaza Hassan has been named general manager of the Gulfstream St. Louis facility. He oversees service center operations, including safety, quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Hassan reports to Joseph Rivera, vice president, Service Center Operations. “We are pleased to welcome Murtaza back to the Gulfstream team,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream…

West Star Aviation Names Timothy Spihlman as New Chief Financial Officer

West Star Aviation has recently named Timothy Spihlman to the position of chief financial officer (CFO).  Spihlman will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and corporate strategy. He has 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience in a variety of industries with a focus on…

American Airlines Names Stacy Morrissey as Vice President of Engineering and Quality

American Airlines today announced Stacy Morrissey as the vice president of Engineering and Quality. The airline says Morrissey’s extensive technical knowledge and leadership experience in various engineering, safety and quality assurance roles will be integral in the continued growth of American’s Technical Operations team. She will report to Kevin Brickner, American’s senior vice president of…

Twin Commander Aircraft Hires Andrew Wilson as Technical Service Manager

Creedmoor, North Carolina-based Twin Commander Aircraft has hired Andrew Wilson to the position of technical service manager. Wilson comes to Twin Commander most recently from Dynamic Aviation, the operator of a fleet of aircraft servicing various government contracts. While there, Wilson served as maintenance controller and flight operations support. His stint at Dynamic Aviation followed…

Harry Barr, Duncan Aviation Perennial, Has Died

Duncan Aviation reports that Harry Barr, “friend to many and a vital company partner,” died at his home in Raymond, Nebraska, on July 1, 2020. Born in 1935 in Clarinda, Iowa, Barr and Duncan Aviation founder Donald Duncan shared not just a home town but also a passion for flying, and the two partnered in…

Hart Named President of United Airlines

Recently, United Airlines announced that Brett J. Hart, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has been appointed president of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. – a continuation of the company’s leadership succession plan announced in early December with current CEO Oscar Munoz transitioning to executive chair and current president, Scott Kirby, becoming CEO following the…

GlobalParts.aero Welcomes Back Scott Toom as Director of Business Solutions

GlobalParts.aero announced that Scott Toom has rejoined the company as the new director of Business Solutions. An industry veteran, Toom began his aviation career at Raytheon Aircraft in 1995 and later joined APPH in Wichita, Kan. before joining GlobalParts Group in 2012.  Toom’s roles have included responsibilities for data analytics, inventory management, supply chain, operations,…