in People

Embraer names new executives for commercial aviation business unit

Posted 5 June 2018 · Add Comment

Embraer has appointed Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa.

 

Both executives will join the Commercial Aviation business unit to strengthen Embraer’s global marketing & sales team and will report to Arjan Meijer, Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of June 4th, 2018.

Baur brings to Embraer over 25 years of experience acquiring mainline and regional aircraft for one of the largest airlines in the world.  Prior to joining Embraer, Baur held positions of increasing responsibility in Operations and Finance at Continental and United Airlines culminating as the Vice President of Fleet at United Airlines.  During Baur’s tenure, he managed a fleet of more than 1,200 mainline and regional aircraft and justified the acquisition of more than 750 new aircraft.  Ron was responsible for launching aircraft such as the Boeing 787, 737-900ER, 737MAX10, Airbus A350-1000 and enhanced Embraer E175. Since 2016, he has been Board Member of Wings Club, an association based in New York that brings together leading professionals from the aviation industry.

Hussein Dabbas joins Embraer bringing 40 years of solid experience in corporate aircraft and airline business, having held several global leadership positions. At Royal Jordanian Airlines as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member, prior to that he managed all commercial and passenger activities, including Marketing and Sales, Airport and inflight Services, Catering and Product. As Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East at International Air Transport Association (IATA), he helped to promote and protect the interest of the air transport industry. He has been Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank.

“I am delighted to welcome Ron and Hussein to the team. They will bring a wealth of airline industry experience which will further enrich our global marketing and sales team and help create the best solutions for our customers,” says Arjan Meijer, Chief Commercial Officer.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

O.R. Tambo International Airport named ‘Airport of the Year’

O.R Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s biggest and busiest port of entry, was named African Airport of the Year at this week’s Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition. This was the fourth time the airport has won the award.

Ethiopian to operate all-women functioned flight to Oslo on International Women Day

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an All- Women Functioned Flight this time on Addis Ababa – Stockholm - Oslo route on March 08, 2019.

PC-24 takes the smooth with the rough

Africa’s testing terrain and challenging runways make the Pilatus PC-24 a perfect aircraft for the region, according to ExecuJet, which is the first company to operate and manage the aircraft in Africa. Dave Calderwood reports.

The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Krimson marks handling of 150th flight since operations began in 2015

Krimson Aviation, the Ethiopia-based trip planning and flight support company marked the handling of its 150th flight since inception this month.

Aviation Africa: ‘Flying Forward Together’

The chairman of IATA - International Air Transport Association - H.E. Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Gulf carrier Qatar Airways is planning a hard-hitting message about the future for aviation in the current highly politicised environment

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519AviAssistBT201218280219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219