Geoff Crawford


Capt Geoff Crawford has been appointed director of flight operations at British Mediterranean Airways (BMed) of London, UK. Crawford, who joined British Airways as a pilot in 1968, has more recently been senior strategy manager for the BA corporate-strategy department and business manager for customer-service development.

Charles Stuff


Charles Stuff has been named a vice-president in programme management by Rockwell's Collins Avionics & Communications division, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Stuff, who was formerly director of that business area, joined the company in 1987 and became a director in the datalinks business in 1995.

Ray McKinney


Simulation visual-display system supplier SEOS Displays, of Burgess Hill Sussex, has named Ray McKinney general manager of its manufacturing division, in Avondale, Pennsylvania. He replaces Stan Tofield, who returns to Burgess Hill to become engineering manager.


Shri Sen, managing director of Indian Airlines, has become chairman and managing director of Indian Airlines and chairman of Air India. He has been managing director of Indian Airlines since 1994, and also served as joint secretary at the Ministry of Civil Aviation between 1985 and 1990.


Australia's Qantas has appointed Colin Wheelan its Korean manager, based in capital Seoul. Wheelan was formerly Qantas' pricing and planning manager for North Asia. He reports to group general manager for North Asia sales, Alan Loke, based in Sydney.


Swissair chief executive Philippe Bruggisser has brought in three executives from American Airlines and British Airways. Jeffrey Katz, who headed American's passenger sales on the USwest coast and was a president at computer-reservation systems company Sabre, is to take over as chief operating officer. He will become chief executive at the start of 1998, leaving Bruggisser to focus on running the recently formed SAirGroup parent company. Ray Lyons and Lee Shave, both former BAexecutives, will join Katz as vice-presidents.


Trevor Bush has rejoined Scottish domestic carrier Loganair as managing director, following a management buy-out from the Airlines of Britain Group. He succeeds Scott Grier, who becomes chairman of the new company, a British Airways franchise partner. Bush was formerly Loganair's chief executive technical and general manager for quality assurance with Derby-based British Midland.


Professor Keith Hayward has been appointed head of research at Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), of London, UK. He is on secondment from the University of Staffordshire, where his position is that of Professor of International Relations.


UK aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has made senior appointments in South-East Asia. Dr Robin Singleton becomes regional executive for Indonesia, based in Jakarta; Jonathan Asherson is named regional executive for Maaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur; Chua Pheng Cher becomes regional manager for Singapore and Brunei, based in Singapore; and Peter Clogger moves to Bangkok as regional executive for Thailand.

british airways

British Airways has named Sue Moore general manager for brands management, effective from April. She is now head of European strategy. Moore, who joined BA in 1987, is now head of European strategy. She takes over in April from Hamish Taylor, who is to leave the airline.


Thomas Kenville has become director for sales and marketing at training company UND Aerospace, of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He has been with UND for eight years, in marketing and customer-service positions.


Mike Reed has been appointed vice-president of marketing at BFGoodrich Aerospace, of New Century, Kansas. Reed, who has been with the company for more than 12 years, was most recently director of original-equipment-manufacturer marketing.

Source: Flight International