Cardiff Aviation has appointed Joachim Jones as the chief executive officer, responsible for managing the company’s MRO and training operations.
This is a new position for Cardiff Aviation. Mr Jones (pictured above) will focus on strengthening the company’s MRO and global line maintenance provision, as well as developing new investment opportunities to secure long-term business growth.
Mr Jones said Cardiff Aviation has an eager, skilled and flexible team that can handle anything including C-checks on aircraft as large as a Boeing 767. “That capability has already attracted major airlines, including TUI, into our hangars, who’ve been impressed by our standards. The UK has a shortage of MRO providers, so this is a very exciting time to grow a business with a great pedigree, and a very bright future,” he said.
Mr Jones, 45, joins Cardiff Aviation after two decades of high-level experience in major aviation corporations. As former CEO of GulfCap Group’s aviation division, he was responsible for investment programmes, airline turnarounds and business development.
Bruce Dickinson, chairman of Cardiff Aviation, said: “Joachim Jones is phenomenally experienced at developing major aviation businesses. I’m delighted to welcome him to the Board, as he’ll enable our team and facilities to truly reach the massive potential of both our sites at St Athan and Cardiff Airport.”