Heinen, Flourens
Airbus has appointed Mario Heinen as senior vice president and head of the A380 program. He formerly led the A320 single aisle program. Alain Flourens, who was previously executive vice president and head of the company’s Centres of Excellence, has replaced Heinen as head of the A320 program. Visit www.airbus.com.

Alain DeLandsheer
PCB Piezotronics division, Larson Davis, of Depew, N.Y., has named Alain DeLandsheer as product and marketing manager. He will be responsible for new products and features for the company’s dosimeter, sound level meter and real-time analyzer lines. He comes from LMS, where he was a business unit manager. Visit www.larsondavis.com.

Joseph Warren
Aircraft maintenance, charter and management provider, Business Jet Access (BJA), has appointed Joseph Warren as business development strategist. A commercial rated pilot in both single- and multi-engine aircraft, Warren will oversee the expansion of the company’s charter and management divisions. Located at Love Field in Dallas, Texas, BJA is affiliated with Business Jet Center, a fixed base operation with facilities at Love Field and at Oakland International Airport in California. Visit www.businessjetservices.com.

Jim McNeill
Business aircraft modifications and completions provider, Landmark Aviation, has promoted Jim McNeill to regional vice president of FBO operations. He was formerly general manager of the company’s fixed based operation at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. McNeill will be charged with oversight for four additional Landmark facilities-in Leesburg, Va., Fayetteville and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Toronto, Canada-as well as continue his current role until a successor is named at Dulles. Visit www.landmarkaviation.com.

Mike Hauck
Tucson, Ariz.-based Lux Aviation Engineering Corp. has hired Mike Hauck as director of business development. He will contribute to product selection and development, as well as perform sales and marketing roles. Hauck was previously a manager for product development, sales and marketing for Bombardier Learjet. Lux Aviation Engineering provides avionics and batteries for business aircraft. Visit www.luxaviation.com.

Management Changes
As part of a company restructuring, Elbit Systems subsidiary, the Elisra Group of Israel, has appointed Ami Dagan to head a newly established central Operations division, which will also include the company’s Microwave division. Dagan was formerly the general manager of Elbit Systems’ Silver Arrow subsidiary. The reorganization plan also involves Itzhak Beni’s leaving his position as president and CEO of Elisra Group companies, Tadiran Electronic Systems Ltd. and Tadiran Spectralink Ltd., to join Elbit Systems. Visit www.elisra.com.

Matthew Desch
Satellite communications provider, Iridium Satellite, has appointed Matthew Desch as chairman and chief executive officer. He also will serve as CEO of Iridium Holdings, the parent company of Iridium Satellite. Desch comes from Telcordia Technologies Inc., where he was CEO. He is chairman of the board of Airspan Networks and a board member of Starent Networks, and replaces Dan Colussy as CEO of Iridium Satellite. Colussy will remain chairman of Iridium Holdings. Visit www.iridium.com.

Pierre Bosse
Air France Industries has promoted Pierre Bosse to senior vice president of components and logistics services. The business unit provides component repairs and operational support for about 600 Air France and 50 customer aircraft. Bosse was previously general manager of narrow body overhaul. Patrice Mathonniere, formerly general manager of product and assets, has taken Bosse’s former role with the company. Visit www.airfrance.fr.

Scott Klavon
The Royal Aeronautical Society has elected Scott Klavon, director of standards, professional development and aerospace businesses for SAE International, as a fellow. The designation is intended to mark members who hold high positions or make significant contributions to the aeronautical industry. Klavon has worked for SAE International for 18 years. Visit www.sae.org.

Saul Pacheco
Saul Pacheco has joined Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation as vice president of quality. He will be responsible for ensuring aircraft quality and airworthiness for the Eclipse 500. Pacheco was previously global director of quality and reliability for Medtronic. Visit www.eclipseaviation.com.

John Johnson
The board of trustees of Daytona Beach, Fla.-based aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle, has selected John Johnson as the school’s next president. He has served as interim president of Embry-Riddle since November 2005, while also serving as provost and chief academic officer. Visit www.erau.edu.

Bob Ernst
The U.S. Navy has named Bob Ernst, head of the Aging Aircraft Integrated Product Team (AAIPT) for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), as small business program manager of the year. He leads a unit that developed a modern approach to sustaining the Department of Defense’s legacy aircraft fleet by working with small businesses to provide parts and services. Visit www.pao.navair.navy.mil.

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