1 September, 2019

The independent market leader in integrated component care for the Airbus A380 and Embraer E-Jet family changes its management team.

Hamburg – Effective 1st September, Benoît Rollier will assume the role of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Spairliners, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. He joins Thies Möller, who remains Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, as both jointly head the executive board of the leading component provider in the after sales market for the Airbus A380 and the Embraer E-Jet family.

Benoît has extensive experience in the aviation industry. He holds Master degrees in Aeronautics and Space from the Ecole Centrale Paris and the Technical University of Munich and has worked with Air France Industries for more than 10 years in various positions including strategic projects, digital transformation as well as executive assistant to the EVP. Before moving to Hamburg for his new position with Spairliners, Benoît was based in Amsterdam, where he served as the Unit Leader for Change Development & Support with KLM Engineering & Maintenance. “I look forward to starting this new role with Spairliners. The aviation industry and our business are going to experience major changes in the coming years, which will require extra efforts and breakthrough innovative solutions in order to seize the opportunities. It will be an exciting time to co-head such a dynamic and adaptive company that continuously evolves in order to best serve our customers’ needs” he says.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Benoît to the Spairliners family. His extensive expertise in the component services business, paired with his track record in innovation and digital transformation will help us to best position Spairliners in this challenging market and continue the company’s growth,” states Jacques Dauvergne, Chairman of Spairliners’ Supervisory Board and SVP Materials & Services Air France Industries.

Benoît is taking over the position from Benoît Crombois, who is returning to Air France Industries KLM Maintenance & Engineering and can look back at several major achievements during his four-year tenure at Spairliners, including the launch of their own 24/7 AOG desk service, the expansion to the Americas market, renewal of major contracts as well as the continued improvement of Spairliners’ profitability.