Twin Commander names new technical service manager: Twin Commander Aircraft has named David Allison as its new technical service manager. Allison brings a wealth of maintenance management and engineering support to this critical role. A former field representative for aerospace component manufacturers, and with a long history of airline line maintenance and maintenance management, Allison is qualified to serve Twin Commander owners, operators, and Authorised Service Centres. Allison comes most recently from United Airlines regional carrier GoJet Airlines, where he opened and ran the maintenance base in Greensboro, North Carolina. As technical service manager for Twin Commander, Allison will be responsible for everything from answering maintenance questions from the field, to helping support parts development programs, working with operators to identify community needs, and interacting with the rest of the team at Twin Commander to continue building its industry leading parts inventory and support. “I’m so excited to be a part of this team and see the industry from the perspective of a manufacturer,” Allison said. “I’ve been heavily involved in safety compliance, maintenance management, and parts stores, but supporting operators from this perspective is a wonderful and exciting opportunity.”
New MD named for CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH: Martin Mistlberger has taken over the position of managing director at CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH as of February 2022. The subsidiary of FACC AG is a specialist in the testing and certification of lightweight components and state-of-the-art materials. “With Martin Mistlberger, a recognised expert for lightweight construction and interior products has taken over the management of CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH. This will give us further impetus to strengthen our research activities,” said Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC AG. “I am very much looking forward to our cross-company collaboration, which will allow us to make an important contribution to quality assurance and product development to the benefit of our customers. We stand for outstanding quality and high-precision testing methods, and I wish to continue this in the future,” said Mistlberger.
Capital A appoints independent non-executive director: Capital A (formerly known as AirAsia Group) announced the appointment of Surina Shukri, as independent non-executive director on the board and member of the nomination and remuneration committee. The appointment is effective as of 31 January 2022. Shukri was the former Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the lead government agency for digital economy development. She was recently named among the World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance in the inaugural Agile 50 list by Apolitical & World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance. Her appointment brings over two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies and industries in both private and public sectors. Shukri said “I feel incredibly honoured to join the Board of Capital A. I’ve always admired AirAsia for its resilience, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. The last two years have been the most difficult and disrupted years in the history of commercial aviation, yet AirAsia has continued to innovate and transform from an airline into a one-stop digital travel and lifestyle services group. With a strong leadership team in place, bolstered by a strong group of new independent directors, I’m excited to help build the company into a global champion. This is the most exciting time to join AirAsia as it embarks on its next revolution embracing the digital era.”