Abdelouahab El Fettouhi joins Spairliners as a new Managing Director and CEO
Component specialist for Embraer E-Jet family changes its management team

Hamburg, Germany – March 14, 2024 – Spairliners, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, proudly announces the appointment of Abdelouahab El Fettouhi as its new Managing Director and CEO, starting from March 1, 2024. He joins Michael Vollrath, who remains Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, as both jointly head the executive board of the leading component provider in the E-Jets after sales market. Abdel brings a wealth of expertise to Spairliners, having previously held several key positions at Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which enables him to lead Spairliners into the next phase of innovation and operational excellence.
From Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to Leading Spairliners
With a distinguished career spanning over 15 years at Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Abdel has made significant contributions across various key roles, including Customer Support Director, Middle East Sales Director, Technical Sales Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and Purchasing Manager. His extensive knowledge and experience in the aviation industry play a pivotal role in driving Spairliners‘ ongoing success.
Abdel holds a master’s degree in engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers and an advanced Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School. His academic background, coupled with hands-on experience, provides him with a unique blend of skills beneficial for navigating the complexities of the aviation service industry.

“I am honored to be appointed Managing Director and CEO of Spairliners and I look forward to starting this new role within the Spairliners family. The aviation industry and our MRO business are amid a significant transformation, presenting various challenges that call for additional efforts and groundbreaking innovative solutions to capitalize on the opportunities ahead. Co-leading such an agile and dynamic company is an exhilarating venture as we consistently evolve to optimally address our customers‘ evolving needs.“

A New Chapter at Spairliners

Abdel succeeds Benoît Rollier as Managing Director and CEO. Under Abdel’s leadership, Spairliners is set to continue its legacy of delivering exceptional component services for the Embraer E-Jet family, with a renewed focus on strategic growth and customer satisfaction.

„I would like to express my gratitude to Benoît for his outstanding achievements. I aspire to contribute to Spairliners with the same commitment and effectiveness that he has demonstrated over the years, building upon the solid foundation he has established.“

About Spairliners:
Spairliners GmbH was founded in 2005 as a joint venture equally owned by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik, with its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The company specializes in component services for the Embraer E-Jet Family, including the E170/175 and E190/195 series. Its offerings encompass a range of services from a single source, enhanced by engineering expertise. These services include component access, home base stock lease, stand-alone repair, and assets optimization, along with tooling.

As a leader in Integrated Component Care, Spairliners has become a trusted supplier to world-renowned airlines, such as Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, KLM Cityhopper, HOP!, and Lufthansa CityLine. The company also operates logistic hubs in Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Munich to support its global operations.

In 2015, Spairliners expanded its reach into the Americas by opening a sales office in Miami, FL. This extension led to the establishment of a warehouse and logistics hub in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which now supports the company’s customers in the region, along with AOG and ad-hoc exchange clients.