Skyservice Business Aviation Begins Leadership Transition

Skyservice Business Aviation announced that Benjamin J. Murray will join the company as president and CEO effective November 1, 2020 to drive the Company’s strategic direction, operations and continuing growth. Following a period of transition, Murray will assume the role of president and CEO in early 2021. Emlyn David, currently president and CEO, will retain…

Vallair Strengthens Aerostructures & MRO Services Team

Vallair, the mature aircraft asset specialist and launch customer of the A321P2F freighter conversion, has appointed Steve Pike as Aerostructures & MRO Services sales manager. Steve will be based in Vallair’s EASA and FAA approved repair facility in Châteauroux, France. His role will be to act as the main interface with operators, lessors, aviation parts…

Western Aircraft Grows with Two Key Hires

Western Aircraft announced it has hired two individuals to fulfill key roles within its management team. John Kochel has been hired as the director of Parts and Logistics business unit for Western Aircraft. Kochel began his career with GKN in the International Leadership Development Program and assumed various leadership roles including program manager for HondaJet,…

Safran Makes Management Appointments

Olivier Andriès has been named Executive Vice President, effective September 10, 2020. He is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. As initially announced, Olivier Andriès will succeed Philippe Petitcolin as Chief Executive Officer of Safran on January 1, 2021. Olivier Andriès joined the Treasury department at the French Ministry of Finance in 1990, where…

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…