Airbus/SITA joint venture OnAir has appointed Ian Dawkins as chief executive, effective 15 June, RWG can exclusively reveal. According to his latest LinkedIn profile, Dawkins currently works as Airbus' head of future programmes. The photo of Dawkins above was taken at a 2008 project management conference.
Current OnAir CEO Benoit Debains joined the JV over three years ago. He played a key role in OnAir's success, and leaves the Geneva-headquartered firm on the heels of signing a big contract - at AIX in Hamburg - to fit Emirates' Airbus A380s with OnAir in-flight connectivity.
On a personal note, I'm going to miss Benoit, who has always shown a real zest for this industry (and provided this RWG with colorful quotes). I wish him well as he heads back to Toulouse with his family.