Sarah Lazenby

Spanish aircraft manufacturer CASA has restructured its top team for a sharper focus on future business growth and investment.

The re-organisation, announced yesterday at Asian Aerospace '98, comes seven months after Alberto Fernandez was appointed chairman and chief executive.

Pedro Mendez will now head the space division, with Ramon Madrid in charge of maintenance. Commercial vice-president Pablo De Bergia is now responsible for corporate development, product support, marketing, sales and contracts.

Vice-president for operations Antonio Fuentes will manage engineering, production and procurement, while Fernandez Sainz will integrate all the company's programmes and activities such as Airbus and Eurofighter in his role as vice-president for the programmes division.

* The company, at Chalet F12, is hoping to whet the appetite of the Asian market with the Minisat 01.

CASA space division was selected by customer INTA as the prime contractor to develop, integrate and test the mini-satellite, the first to be designed, developed, produced and launched in Spain.

It was successfully launched into orbit last April and is commercially available for scientific missions.

Source: Flight Daily News