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for strategic business development and
serving as one of the company aircraft pilots.
Mr. Miller began his career with Universal
Avionics in 2009 as the company’s U.S. Western
Regional Sales Manager and was later promoted
to his most recent position, Manager of Business
Development, in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s
degree from the University of Dubuque and
has an extensive aviation background; over 30
years of experience as a pilot, holding an Airline
Transport Pilot Certificate with type ratings in a
Beechjet, Challenger 604 and Cessna Citation
VII. With 18 years in the avionics industry, Mr.
Miller has been involved in the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) Performance Aviation Rule-
Making Committee’s Communication Working
Group (data link), and has held the position of
committee member of the National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) International
Operator’s Conference for 15 years.

Global Jet Capital Appoints Barnes CFO
Global Jet Capitalhas announced that it has
appointed Ed Barnes as Chief Financial Officer.
Barnes, who officially commences his role today
(4th April), has more than 20 years’ experience as
a senior-level finance executive. He was formerly
CFO at Nasdaq-listed JetBlue Airways and has
also served on the board of Jetscape, an aircraft
leasing company. At JetBlue, Barnes led the
company’s transition from a start up focused
on top line growth to a maturing and complex
$4.5 billion organization delivering sustainable
growth, free cash flow and shareholder value. At
Jetscape, he provided oversight for a company
which currently owns and manages 49 aircraft
leased to 24 airline operators in 15 countries.
Barnes has also held positions at Taylor Morrison,
where he guided the company through a $
million high-yield public debt offering to refinance
sponsor loans, Cardinal Logistics, Greatwide
and Cardinal. Other experience includes senior
financial positions at Southwest Airlines, America
West Airlines, Pegasus Solutions, JDA Software
and eight years in public accounting. Shawn
Vick, Executive Director of Global Jet Capital,
said: “We are very excited to be appointing a
CFO of the caliber of Ed Barnes, who brings
a wealth of experience and knowledge to the
team. This appointment is in line with our policy
of hiring skilled professionals with a thorough
understanding of the industry and we believe
that he will be invaluable to our global growth

B&H Appoints Wilson
Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide
has appointed Gary Wilson to the newly
created position of Non-Executive Finance
Director. Wilson is a highly accomplished
financial director with significant board level
experience in driving efficiency and growth

Safran and AFI KLM E&M to Create Joint Venture for
Engine Parts Repair

Adria Tehnika and easyJet Sign Cooperation Agreement

Recently, at the Palais de l’Elysée in Paris, in the presence of the French President,
Safran Aircraft Engines and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI
KLM E&M, part of the Air France KLM group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding
concerning the creation of a joint company dedicated to the repair of aircraft engine
compressor blades. The new company’s business will specifically concern CFM
engines from CFM International (Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families), the GE90 from
General Electric (powering the Boeing 777) and the GP7200 from the Engine Alliance
(for the Airbus A380).
The two partners will invest over 20 million euros in the new company, which will be
owned 51 percent by Safran Aircraft Engines and 49 percent by Air France KLM; it is
scheduled to start operations in late 2017.
The company will be based in France, at the Sars et Rosière business park in the
community of La Porte du Hainaut in northern France. The new plant will cover 15,
square meters, and offer all the machinery and equipment needed to repair engine
parts, including high-tech metallurgical processes.
After reaching full production capacity in 2020, the company should have a total of
200 to 250 employees. It will apply innovative management methods, largely based on
team creativity and employee empowerment.
“The creation of this joint venture marks a new phase in Safran’s long-standing
relationship with Air France,” said Philippe Petitcolin, CEO of Safran. “Our shared
ambition has driven the creation of a new high-tech company in France for a major
international growth market. As two major players in French industry we are very proud
of our contribution to onshoring this strategic business, which calls on highly-qualified
employees. It’s also an excellent opportunity for Safran to bolster our position as a
major player in the aircraft MRO sector.”
Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of Air France KLM, added: “I am delighted
to see Safran and Air France KLM, two industry leaders, pool their expertise to develop
new skills and create over 200 jobs in France. With this project, Air France KLM
continues to invest in the development of our Engineering & Maintenance business,
one of the world leaders in aircraft MRO. Through this new state-of-the-art unit, AFI
KLM E&M will strengthen its technological expertise and increase the competitiveness
of our services in a very demanding global market.”

Adria Tehnika have signed a cooperation
agreement with British airline easyJet.
The agreement is for two years and
covers works in the passenger cabin –
reconfiguration of the cabin from 180 to
186 seats, the installation of a new galley
and new lavatories. The aircraft will be
worked on one after another during the
winter timetable in the 2016/2017 and
2017/2018 seasons. There are at least 18
providers of such services in Europe, and
easyJet has chosen four to perform these
works – including Adria Tehnika. Gary
Smith, easyJet business lead for the 186
seat cabin program said, “We are very
pleased to have selected Adria Tehnika to

take part in this important project. This is
our first major project with Adria Tehnika;
we were impressed by their depth of
experience in A320 maintenance and we
are keen to develop relationships with
MROs that fit our requirements.”

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