• Former CBI director Sir Digby Jones is joining Thales UK's advisory board as a non-executive member.
  • Etihad Airways has appointed Iain Burns vice-president of corporate communications. He held the same position at British Airways from 2001 until leaving in 2006 during the investigation into fuel surcharge price-fixing allegations at the airline.
  • Dominique Malleville is joining EADS Socata as vice-president industry and aerostructures business, replacing Christian Cornille, who is joining Airbus France as head of improvement and performance, centre for excellence nose and central fuselage.
  • Club328 has appointed Mel Anderson as sales and marketing director.
  • Neil McKay will serve as interim chairman of the North West Aerospace Alliance until a permanent replacement for Dennis Mendoros is appointed in the second quarter of 2007.
  • BAE Systems has selected David Herr as the new vice-president of its commercial avionics business.
  • EADS has appointed Alain Garcia to Airbus's executive committee and named Harald Wilhelm chief controlling officer at the manufacturer. He also becomes a member of the executive committee.

Source: Flight International