FAA Administrator Steve Dickson on Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson is voluntarily self-quarantining after a short meeting with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart just before a House hearing on March 11. Diaz-Balart has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, Dickson quarantined. So far the top FAA executive and former Delta Air Lines SVP says he feels fine. “For…

AAR elects H. John Gilbertson to its Board of Directors

AAR announced that H. John Gilbertson, Jr., retired managing director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Gilbertson increases the size of the Board from 11 to 12 directors.  “We are very pleased to welcome John to our Board of Directors and look…

IBA Announces Changes to its Senior Leadership Team

IBA Group announced the appointment of Ian Beaumont to chief executive officer (CEO) of IBA Group effective from 11th March 2020. Phil Seymour, IBA’s former CEO will continue to serve as company president. For the past five years the business has been successfully led by Phil Seymour and has seen a period of rapid growth…

Crawford Steps into Top Job at SOLJETS

SOLJETS announced the promotion of aviation professional Ryan Crawford to chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Crawford will be charged with further advancing SOLJETS’ cutting-edge technology, ensuring an enhanced client experience. In this role as CTO, SOLJETS says Crawford will utilize his expertise to “usher in and inspire a new technology vision and…

West Star Aviation Announces Promotion of Midwest Regional HR Manager

West Star announced the promotion of Amber Kasting to human resource manager, Midwest region. Amber will be responsible for managing Alton, IL (ALN), and the Perryville, MO (PCD), satellite locations along with their Mobile Repair Teams (AOG/MRT). Kasting has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology with an emphasis in Organizational Development and has played an instrumental…

Elliott Aviation Hires Amber Christianson as Accessory Shop Manager

Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Amber Christianson as Accessory Shop Manager at their headquarters in Moline, IL. Christianson will oversee the development of Elliott Aviation’s accessories capabilities, shop flows, and efficiencies. Christianson’s most recent experience includes Contour Aviation, leading the Component Shop and was responsible for operations, production planning, customer…

Commercial Jet Names R. Rick Townsend as VP Sales and Marketing

Commercial Jet welcomed R. Rick Townsend as vice president sales and marketing. Townsend brings moore than 35 years of MRO industry experience encompassing senior level sales, business development, marketing, and customer support roles. Townsend has also played important roles in helping to build a couple of MRO facilities (FFV/Ascent) from the ground up in addition…

Stertil-Koni Names Chris Murabito New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Heavy duty hydraulic lift-maker, Stertil-Koni,announced that Chris Murabito has been named Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Murabito brings to the position more than 20 years of client-focused sales management, new business development and a dedicated concentration on customer service to Stertil-Koni and its initiatives in advancing the heavy duty vehicle lift sector. He succeeds Jim Sylvester,…