Stephen Young has taken over as Meggitt's group finance director, succeeding Chris Rickard, who has resigned. Young was formerly group finance director of Thistle Hotels. Meggitt has also added Peter Hill, chief executive of Laird Group, to its board of directors. Vagn Sørensen, chief executive of Austrian Airlines, succeeds British Airways chief executive Rod Eddington as chairman of the Association of European Airlines for 2004. Patricia McMahon, formerly head of the BAE Systems plant in Greenlawn, New York, has moved to Northrop Grumman as leader of electronic warfare programmes. Albert Koszarek, chief operating officer of Aeroxchange, will take over from chief executive Terrence Rendleman next month.

Source: Flight International