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Press release

Abdelouahab El Fettouhi joins Spairliners as a new Managing Director and CEO

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.

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“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.”

Abdelouahab El Fettouhi

Managing Director and CEO of Spairliners

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.”

Abdelouahab El Fettouhi

Managing Director and CEO of Spairliners

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