John Wood has been named director for Asia-Pacific at UK national carrier British Airways. Wood, most recently general manager/ vice-president for Canada, based in Toronto, replaces Val Gooding, who is to leave the airline.


Steven Lambert has been appointed president of Woodland Hills, California-based defence-electronics company Litton's Electro-Optical Systems division. He was most recently director of night-vision products.


Marc McGowan has been appointed director of marketing at Flight Dynamics, of Portland, Oregon. He was most recently marketing manager for tactical platforms at the Defense Avionics Systems division of Honeywell and, before that, he was with McDonnell Douglas' Douglas Aircraft, of Long Beach, California.


Raytheon Electronic Systems (RES), of Bedford, Massachusetts, has appointed Frank Marchilena assistant general manager of operations. He was manager of RES Laboratories. Thomas Ligon becomes manager of naval systems. Ligon has also served as managing director of Raytheon Cossor. Jack Kelble is named RES laboratory manager. He was most recently manager of command, control, communication and surveillance programmes, where he is replaced by former deputy manager James Wade. Steven Teel, formerly manager of commercial marketing, becomes director of marketing. Robert Constantino is appointed director of strategic planning. He was previously executive vice-president of Lau Technologies.


Frank Cappuccio has been named vice-president of surveillance and command programmes at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, of Marietta, Georgia. He replaces Tom Burbage, who now heads the Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 fighter programme. Cappuccio, with Lockheed's "Skunk Works" for 11 years, was formerly vice-president of the Orion 2000 programme.


Erling Vister is named president of Volvo Aero Support, of Arboga, Sweden. He succeeds Anders Wincent, who becomes president of SAQ Kontroll, in Stockholm.


David James has been appointed general manager of Virgin Atlantic Airways' South African operation from 1 October, shortly before the carrier is scheduled to launch its Heathrow-Johannesburg route. James, who will be based in Johannesburg, was most recently general manager of British Airways' South Africa operation.


Neil Munro, of East Horsley, Surrey, UK-based Munro Aviation has become European representative for Associated Air Center, a completion centre based at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, which specialises in the conversion of large aircraft to executive use.


UK logistics-management com-pany Arinmar, of Finchampstead, Berkshire, has appointed Sir Alan Thomas chairman and Sir Frank Holroyd director. Malcolm Fullbrook becomes managing director and Paul Stevens is appointed director for customer support


John Affeltranger is named senior vice-president for operations at US regional carrier Air South, of Columbia, South Carolina. He was formerly executive vice-president for aviation consultancy the Pointe Group. Usto Schulz becomes vice-president for maintenance. He was general manager of 737 operator Morris Air until its acquisition by Southwest Airlines. William Crowell becomes director of quality assurance. He was most recently director of quality assurance for American Trans Air. Jerry Fedor, founder of aviation consultancy JP Aero, is named director of maintenance. Capt R Webb becomes director of flight operations; Capt David Hamon is named chief pilot; and Capt Thomas Hutchins is named manager of flight training and quality control.

Patrick du Bois


Patrick du Bois has become executive vice-president and secretary-general of Belgian national carrier Sabena, succeeding Jan Ghyssaert. Du Bois is a former Sabena ombudsman, and held management positions with Proctor & Gamble and Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique. He was responsible for customer relations, communication, total quality and collaboration between Sabena and Swissair.


Elizabeth Franey has been appointed general counsel and company solicitor for UK international and regional charter carrier Britannia Airways, based at Luton, Bedfordshire. She joins the airline after more than nine years with the London offices of Norton Rose solicitors, where she was a specialist in aviation and asset finance.

Source: Flight International