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,…

Bowman Appoints Standards Manager

Bowman Chief Technology Officer Jun Choi has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Korpus as manager of the company’s Standards Business Unit. Korpus was formerly a project manager and support engineer for Bowman with responsibility for new standards design and team management.  He also managed Bowman’s Quality System for ISO17025 and worked with Bowman engineers and…

Atlas Air Appoints Lillian Dukes SVP, Technical Operations

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced that Lillian A. Dukes has been appointed senior vice president, Technical Operations. Dukes will lead the company’s Technical Operations, overseeing all maintenance and engineering activities at the company, and report to James A. Forbes, executive vice president and COO. She will have responsibility for management of the total technical operations…

Trenchard Aviation Group Appoints New COO

Trenchard Aviation Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Smith as its new chief operating officer. With more than 25 years senior management experience in airline engineering and MRO, Smith will be responsible for all operations across manufacturing, parts and repairs, and on-wing services. The company says Smith has extensive knowledge of Trenchard…

THOMMEN Welcomes New CEO

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT Ltd. announced Daniel Grosch has joined the THOMMEN team on March 10th 2020 as their new CEO, based at the headquarters in Switzerland. Grosch previously served as company director and director of Business Development at MSI Defence Systems and vice president Global Sales at Arktis Radiation Detectors with a proven track record…

ITS Appoints Sean Myers VP of Engines

Sean Myers is joining ITS as vice president of enginnes. He will be responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic planning and global asset management within the ITS Engine Group. Serving most recently as Asset Manager with MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V., Myers has more than 13 years’ experience in Engine Leasing &…