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Embraer's CEO, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva

Jan 30, 2017 se to the changing dynamics of the commercial aircraft industry, Embraer's CEO, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, provides some insight as to the future of Embraer. When asked about his goals for the company, he stated, "My target is to continue to be the market leader in our segment and the third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer. We are going into a cycle in which there will be more players in this segment. And those players will have different mindsets and financial resources. So, it is going to be very challenging in the coming years. I would like to see us better penetrate the services side. Embraer already is there, but there are many more opportunities [we can] explore to make the services and support business much more relevant in terms of revenue." Simply put, Silva ... Read more

Safran’s CEO, Philippe Petitcolin, to Create Third-Largest Aerospace Provider

Jan 23, 2017 Aircraft engine manufacturer, Safran, has agreed to buy plane seat supplier, Zodiac Aerospace for about 10 billion euros, bringing together two of the biggest aerospace companies in France. Safron became interested in the aqusition of Zodiak after watching their share costs decline in ... Read more

Kenn Ricci is Awarded the Lifetime Entrepreneur Award

Jan 17, 2017 Flex Jet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that its chairman, Kenneth C. “Kenn” Ricci, will receive the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the Living Legends of Aviation 14th Annual Awards, to be ... Read more

Kevin McAllister Joins Boeing

Dec 07, 2016 Prompted by an overarching initiative to reduce joint-emissions and move towards cleaner energy, Boeing has hired GE's former head of aviation, Kevin McAllister, to lead their commercial aviation division. Although clean energy is a major interest of many top commercial airlines, the Wall Street Journal reports ... Read more

Patrick de Castelbajac

Oct 14, 2016 Airbus has announced the appointment of Patrick de Castelbajac as Company Secretary and Chief of Staff; effective from November 1st. Patrick de Castelbajac is currently Chief Executive Officer of ATR, a joint venture between Airbus Group and Italy’s Leonardo-Finmeccanica. “As former Head ... Read more

Javier Ortiz

Sep 22, 2016 PEMCO’s teammate spotlight is a monthly series featuring employees throughout the company – mechanics to executives to accountants to engineers – with the goal to introduce you to the individuals that make PEMCO possible. Meet Javier Ortiz… What’s your role at PEMCO?I am ... Read more

John Bruns Named President of Boeing China

Jun 04, 2016  The Boeing Company named company veteran John Bruns president of Boeing China, effective July 1.  He will be based in Beijing.  As president of Boeing China, Bruns, 51, will serve as Boeing’s senior in-country executive and lead company-wide activities. ... Read more

James Bennett

May 27, 2016 Aircraft and Engine asset management specialists, AerFin Ltd (UK) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Bennett as its new Director Sales - Engine Services with immediate effect.  James will be responsible for the overall engine and component sales and leasing strategy and product   offerings ... Read more

New MRO Senior Manager

Mar 30, 2016 After 27 years at American Airlines, Dan Teters has been named Senior MRO Manager at PEMCO World Air Services, a leading aviation maintenance and conversion company. Teters oversees Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul in the company’s two main hangars, located at Tampa International Airport. ... Read more

Harry Forsythe

Jan 05, 2016 Harry Forsythe joins dotAero as Managing Director and most recently, Harry was Executive VP Marketing with Macquarie AirFinance, based in San Francisco, where he had global responsibility for the company’s airline relationships, managing a team of 6 marketing professionals based in the USA, Ireland and ... Read more

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