Brussels Airport appoints new director of cargo

By Damian Brett

Geert Aerts

Geert Aerts will succeed Steven Polmans as director of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport in March.

Aerts has been active in aviation for 17 years at CAE Inc, where he has been regional operations director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, since 2014.

At CAE Inc, he was responsible for the management of a network of 16 flight simulator training centres and flight schools in this region, including at Brussels Airport.

He takes over the role on March 8.

Brussels Airport chief business development officer Piet Demunter said: “Cargo is an important cornerstone in the strategy and development of Brussels Airport, and under the leadership of our new director we will continue work on the redevelopment of Brucargo as a zone, with a focus on specialisation and digitisation.

“We continue to invest in a strong and dedicated team for our cargo and logistics activities to support the entire industry. We look forward to welcoming Aerts to our community in March.”

The airport said that Aerts’ experience in working for a global company within a complex environment with many stakeholders and with his “focus on the client, on cooperation and innovation” made him the “right candidate to take over the helm”.

Aerts added: “I am looking forward to joining the team at Brussels Airport and further develop the cargo activities together with the Brucargo community, clients and partners. I have always followed Brucargo with interest and I am eager and ambitious to continue this work and further grow the cargo community at Brussels Airport.”

Polmans left the role that  he has occupied for ten years in December.

Brussels Airport thanked Polmans once again for the “excellent cooperation and his track record of the past years”.

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