Monarch MRO head departs for Etihad

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering's managing director Mick Adams is leaving his position to join Etihad Airways as vice-president of MRO.

The UK maintenance specialist has promoted Ian Bartholomew from commercial director to interim managing director. Bartholomew joined Monarch from Air France-KLM's MRO arm in 2003.

Adams exits after 29 years with the Monarch group.

Earlier this month, the former head of technical operations at Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, Werner Rothenbacher, was confirmed as the new managing director of Air Berlin Technik.