von Muehlen to Become COO of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen as chief operating officer of Alaska Airlines, effective April 3, 2021. Upon assuming this role, von Muehlen will join Alaska’s executive committee and report to Ben Minicucci, who becomes chief executive officer on March 31, 2021. She succeeds current COO, Gary Beck, who has announced…

GAMA Welcomes Five New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Airbus Corporate Jets, Hartzell Engine Technologies and Incora as Members, Beta Technologies as an Associate Member, and Toyota Motor North America as an Associate Member EPIC. Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is headquartered in Blagnac, France, and was founded in 1997. They manufacture a modern and…

Twelve-Year-Old to Major in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

A 12-year-old with exceptional abilities will attend Georgia Tech and major in aerospace engineering. The young man, Caleb Anderson, has always exhibited abilities beyond his years, learning to read at age two – his mother has videos of him reading the U. S. Constitution at that age. After telling his parents he was bored with…

Meriwani Appointed MD KLM UK Engineering

Perwien Meriwani has been appointed managing director of KLM UK Engineering Limited as of 1st July 2021. Based in Norwich, KLM UK Engineering is an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in maintenance solutions for regional and narrow-body aircraft fleets. Meriwani began her career in 2009 with KLM and held several operational management positions followed by:…

Olivier Dassault Dies in Helicopter Crash

French aviation scion, Olivier Dassault, has died in a helicopter crash in France. The 69-year-old was the son of Serge Dassault, French billionaire, businessman and politician who had been the chairman and chief executive officer of Dassault Group. Olivier Dassault served in several executive roles at Dassault during his lifetime including chairman of the supervisory…

NEW APPOINTMENT – Simon Barker now Group Publisher & Sales Director of Aviation Maintenance Magazine

Simon Barker has been promoted and is now Group Publisher of ✈ Aviation Maintenance Magazine and ✈ Aerospace Tech REVIEW magazine. Simon will take over the U.S. media sales for Aviation Maintenance magazine from Susan Joyce. This is in addition to his continuing role as Director of Sales for the ✈ Aerospace Tech Week show and Aerospace Tech Review magazine. Simon brings to the…

Deloitte Names Coykendall as U. S. Aerospace and Defense Leader

Deloitte announced the appointment of John Coykendall, a principal at Deloitte Consulting, to lead its U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) sector within the U.S. industrial products and construction practice. Additionally, Coykendall was named Deloitte’s global aerospace and defense sector leader. He succeeds Robin Lineberger, who will be retiring from Deloitte in May. Based in Stamford, Connecticut,…

Wencor Announces New CEO

Wencor Group has announced that Shawn Trogdon has been promoted to chief executive officer. Trogdon succeeds Chris Curtis, who is stepping down as CEO on August 31 to retire. Trogdon joined Wencor in 2014 as global controller and has held the CFO position at the company since 2016. He brings more than 15 years of…

EAP Hires Hubble

Engine Assurance Program (EAP), a fast-growing hourly maintenance program for operators of Honeywell, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engines, has added 27-year industry veteran Stephen Hubble to its team. Over the past year, EAP has seen new enrollments grow by 40 percent and has expanded its coverage to 14 engines which power more…

New Appointments at SR Technics  

Civil aviation MRO service provider, SR Technics, made keys appointments of two executives. These individuals will be reporting directly to Caroline Vandedrinck, senior vice president. David Settergren started with SR Technics as Vice President Asia mid November 2020. A seasoned aviation professional, Mr. Settergren has over 25 years of experience in the Asia Pacific/Oceania region…