Australian regional carrier Brindabella Airlines has appointed Paul Schütz as its new chief executive.
Schütz - who previously headed Irish regional carrier Aer Arann - replaces Ian Vanderbeek, who is leaving the airline.
Chairman Ian Woodley says Schütz is joining at a "highly challenging period" for the carrier as it begins a fleet renewal and expansion programme.
Based in Canberra, Brindabella operates a mixture of charter and scheduled operations to 12 destinations including Brisbane, Canberra, Coba and Cooma.
Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows it has a fleet consisting of three BAE Jetstream Super 31s, two Jetstream 41s and five Fairchild Metros.
Schütz joins Brindabella as it begins a merger of its operations with sister airline Aeropelican Air Services, both of which are owned by Business Air Holdings.
As a result, Aeropelican services from Sydney to Narrabri, Newcastle and Mudgee will be operated under the Brindabella Airlines brand and FQ flight designator code from 22 June.