■ Thomas Donoghue is taking on the role of cargo manager UK and Ireland for Qatar Airways.

■ EADS has appointed Boris Zaïtra as head of mergers and acquisitions. Christof Ehrhart is taking on the role of head of corporate communications, replacing Christian Poppe, who will remain with the company as a senior adviser.

■ Raisbeck Engineering has named Yvette Marquez-Kent director of marketing services.

■ Matthew Desch is taking over as chairman and chief executive of Iridium Satellite.

■ Dennis Mendoros has stepped down as the chairman of the North West Aerospace Alliance after 12 years.

■ Gulf Air vice-president finance Ahmed Al Hammadi is taking over as acting president and chief executive following the departure of James Hogan.

■ Executive vice-president and chief executive of SR Technics Switzerland Tim Talaat is leaving the company at the end of the year.

■ Dubai Aerospace Enter­prise (DAE) has added to its senior management team with the appointment of Robert Mionis as chief executive of DAE manufacturing and DAE engineering and Michael Allgood as chief financial officer.

Source: Flight International