■ Craig Gravelle is taking on the role of vice-president business development at AeroAstro following the microsatellite company's acquisition of intelligence and space specialist Signal Research.

■ WestWind Technologies has promoted Ty Copeland to the role of vice-president, quality and engineering.

■ Eclipse Aviation has appointed Saul Pacheco as vice-president of quality.

■ Charles Leader has been selected as director of the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) multi-agency programme to develop a next-generation air transport system.

■ Turkish operator Izmir Hava Yollari's general manager Serdar Cebeci has resigned from his position at the head of the start-up carrier. Flight operations chief Necmi Ekici will take on the post until a permanent successor is found.

■ Former AOM-Air Liberte chief executive and chairman Marc Rochet is to head French premium start-up Elysair.

■ Kathryn Mikells has been named vice-president financial planning and analysis by United Airlines.

■ Jack Harrington has been appointed vice-president, command and control systems, Raytheon Network Centric Systems.

Source: Flight International