Issue: 10 / 2018


In the second week of September 2018, Airbus appointed Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer.


ATR, supported by shareholders Airbus and Leonardo, appointed Stefano Bortoli, currently President of ATR Board and Senior Vice President Strategy, Marketing Development and Sales of Leonardo Aircraft Division, as new CEO of ATR effective immediately.


Boeing has selected Pratyush Kumar, President of Boeing India, to lead the iconic F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the United States.

Boeing appointed Brendan Curran as President of Boeing AvionX, an organisation formed in 2017 to pursue development and production of avionics and electronics systems.


Bombardier announced the appointment of Danny Di Perna as Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace, effective September 15, 2018.

On August 30, 2018, Bombardier announced the appointment of Alain Rondeau as Senior Vice President, Legal Services, effective immediately.


Olivier Langeard has been appointed Director, Aftermarket Programmes & Business Development at Dassault Falcon Jet.


On September 17, 2018, Jet Aviation announced the formation of a new region for Asia-Pacific (APAC) and appointed Joe Reckling as Senior Vice President, Regional Operations APAC, effective immediately.


On September 30, 2018, Lockheed Martin announced the appointment of Brigadier General Joseph Rank (Retired), as the Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia.


On September 4, 2018, the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik appointed Sören Stark to the Executive Board, effective January 1, 2019.


Saab has appointed Christian Hedelin as Chief Strategy Officer. He will take over on November 1, 2018 and will then be part of Saab’s Group Management.

Saab has also appointed Gripen test pilot and Head of Saab Malaysia, Ola Rignell, as the new Chairman & Managing Director of Saab India Technology Pvt Ltd.


AirAsia India has announced the appointment of Sunil Bhaskaran, a lifelong employee of the Tata Group and currently Vice President, Corporate Affairs, as the next Chief Executive Officer.