Romanian flag-carrier Tarom has named yet another director general, the sixth to hold the post at the troubled carrier this year.
The carrier generated increased net losses of 66.3 million lei ($15.5 million) over the first half of this year.
Tarom's overall income reached 713 million lei, up by more than 12%, but could not outstrip expenditure of 779 million lei.
The carrier has identified George Costin Barbu, previously the head of the Romanian civil aviation academy SSAvC, as the airline's new interim chief for a four-month term. Barbu is an aeronautical engineering graduate.
He takes over from Valentin Gvinda who had initially been selected to succeed Madalina Mezei – the latest in a string of short-tenure Tarom chiefs, including Maresi Caravan and Florin Susanu, after Werner-Wilhelm Wolff stepped down in March.
Mezei's departure has been particularly controversial, because she had become embroiled in a political dispute with the transport ministry.