American Airlines has named David Cush as vice president (VP), international planning and alliances. Cush returns to American from Aerolineas Argentinas, where he has been chief operating officer (COO) since November 1998, after the termination of the US major's management contract there. Airbus Industrie of North America (AINA) says retiring president and COO Nick Tomassetti will stay on as president and CEO of AINA Holdings. Henri Courpron, senior VP, sales and marketing, assumes Tomassetti's previous positions. Matthew Foster has left Lockheed Martin Astronautics, where he was VP, business development and advanced programmes, to become VP, business development, with Global Solar, a solar energy specialist targeting the military and aerospace sectors. John-Paul Besong has been appointed VP, electronic business, of Rockwell Collins. He was previously executive, enterprise resource planning. Kellstrom Industries CFO Michael Wallace is leaving the Florida aircraft overhaul and resale specialist for a position with an Internet start-up. He is succeeded by Oscar Torres. Hartzell Propeller chairman James Brown has made sons Joseph and James co-presidents of the general aviation propeller market leader. Spacehab of the USA has named John Lounge as manager of its Enterprise project, developing a commercial module with Russia's RSC Energia for the International Space Station. Northwest Airlines has appointed Glenn Woythaler as its VP, crew and performance analysis. Kent Rockwell, formerly of Astrotech International, has been named chairman and CEO of US electronic warfare specialist Sensytech. Amsterdam-based aircraft lessor debis AirFinance has promoted John McMahon to managing director, replacing Stephen Engels, who has moved to sister company Mercedes-Benz Lease Finanz.

Source: Flight International