Boeing has named former Australian ambassador to the USA Andrew Peacock as president of Boeing Australia - a newly created post.

Saab president and chief executive officer Bengt Halse has been appointed president-elect of AECMA, the European aerospace industries association. He takes over from Snecma's Jean-Paul Béchat in October.

The board of Israel Aircraft Industries has approved Itzhak Nissan's appointment as general manager of the missiles and space systems group. Israel Livnat has become general manager of Elta Systems and Uzzi Rossen is appointed vice-president for strategic planning.

Gulf Air has appointed Luke Medley asvice-president of its newly created services division. Previously chief executive officer of Avis in the UK and Australia, and a former Ansett executive, Medley will focus on improving cost and efficiencies.

Source: Flight International