• Dallas Airmotive has promoted Jim Blasingame  to senior director of sales.
  • L-3 Communications has appointed Michael Strianese as permanent chief executive. Strianese has served as interim chief executive and chief financial officer since the death of Frank Lanza in June 2006.
  • Paul Strothers has taken on the role of divisional chief executive - power systems for the Doncasters group.
  • Cobham has appointed David Johnston to the new role of financial director, acquisition integration.
  • China Eastern Airlines has named Cao Jianxiong as its president, replacing Luo Chaogeng.
  • Sita has named Jean-Pascal Aubert as its chief information officer.
  • VEM Maintenance & Engineering has appointed Filipe Morais de Almeida as its chief executive.
  • Qinetiq has chosen Adm Sir Alan West, former UK First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff and a member of the Defence Council and Admiralty Board, to the new position of chairman of the recently formed Defence Advisory Board.
  • Thomas Rimml will become senior vice-president and general manager of Jet Aviation's Zurich maintenance operation on 1 January.

Source: Flight International