Monday, March 6, 2006
B/E Aerospace will expand its primary seat manufacturing plant in Kiikeel, Northern Ireland. The work will double that amount of space available for assembling aircraft seats.
Dallas Airmotive is expanding its Lafayette, La., facility to handle repairs of Pratt & Whitney engines for both fixed-wing planes and helicopters. The facility already handles repairs of Rolls-Royce 250s.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has filled two positions in the hierarchy at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. The FAA appointed Stan Sieg to be the deputy director to the Monroney center, with its 5,000 employees. He had previously been the program director at the Logistics Center, also part of the center. Marshall R. Gimpel is the first enterprise services director in the Enterprise Service Center, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) attempt to provide financial and other enterprise services to other federal agencies. The Oklahoma center focuses its efforts on external sales to the federal government and improving internal operations. Gimpel was previously the corporate director for quality and performance at the Defense Department's Finance and Accounting Service unit based in Denver.
Sino Swearingen Aircraft appointed Max E. Bleck to its board to replace Dr. Carl Chen, the company president, who has left to pursue other interests. Bleck has been working with the company as a senior adviser, offering assistance in strategic areas of manufacturing, plant layout, production staffing and supply-chain management. Bleck has previously served as the president of four different aircraft makers: Raytheon, Beech, Piper and Cessna.
Greg Cope has been appointed as a senior vice president at Cabot Aviation in West Sussex, England. Cope had previously worked for Rolls-Royce, Fairchild Dornier and British Aerospace.
Executive Jet Management has promoted Pete Pedicion to be the western region vice president for management and charter sales. He was previously the vice president for business development on the West Coast.