SmartLynx Airlines appoints technical vice president

Ian Davies, vice president of technical. Photo: SmartLynx Airlines

Latvia-based ACMI, cargo, and charter provider SmartLynx Airlines has appointed Ian Davies as its new vice president of technical.  

Davies will be responsible for strategic development, supervision, and management of the organisation’s CAMO (continuing airworthiness management organisation) operations, as well as budget control related to engineering, planning, 24/7 MCC (motor control centre) functions, spare parts supply chain, storage and logistics, line and base maintenance, engines, APU (auxiliary power unit), and landing gear shop visits.

He will also lead and oversee all technical departments, including Material Supply Chain and Logistics, CAMO, Engineering, MCC, and SmartLynx Technik.

Zygimantas Surintas, chief executive of SmartLynx Airlines, said: “At SmartLynx Airlines, we are committed to providing our clients with safe and reliable capacity management solutions.

“We are delighted to welcome our new Vice President of Technical, signalling our dedication to further improving our technical reliability. We are confident that the new VP of Technical will help us to achieve the highest standards of safety and client satisfaction.”

With more than four decades of experience in the aviation industry, Davies has held various roles at companies such as EasyJet and BMI British Midland Airways.

He also provided consultative services to assess the compatibility and effectiveness of Iberia Maintenance and Vueling Airlines Barcelona.

For the past two years, Davies has been a managing director at Aerotron Composites Limited.

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