Chairman, EMEAI Global Customer Committee
João is Engines Manager for NetJets Europe, in Paço de Arcos Portugal. His position encompasses overseeing all maintenance related activities for engines and APU's in the NetJets Europe fleet.
His aviation career started in 2003 at OGMA, Industria Aeronautica de Portugal, a Part-145 Organization located in Alverca, Portugal as a Technical Support Engineer dedicated to Military Aircraft such as Hercules C-130, Lockheed P3 and SA330A Puma Helicopters.
He then moved on to NetJets Europe in 2006, starting as a Maintenance Engineer Program Technician mainly on the Cessna and Gulfstream fleet. In 2011, he went on to become Assistance Maintenance Fleet Manager dedicated to the Citation Bravo and XL/XLS fleet.
In 2013, he took the Engines Manager role, which currently holds.
Born in Santarem, received an MSC in Mechanical Engineer from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon and a Post-Graduation in Business Management from INDEG/ISCTE in Lisbon.
João is married and has 2 daughters. His interest includes spending time with the family, History, Basketball, Football and traveling.
Mechanical Vice Chair, EMEAI Global Customer Committee
Andrea started her career in Aviation Business back in 1991 at Honeywell Aerospace in Raunheim. She was working in the Finance department and later took over responsibility as Team leader for the B&GA Customer Support Team at the Repair and Overhaul shop for TFE731, TPE331 and APU’s. A such close interaction with the overhaul shop team was key to best support the Honeywell B&GA customers.
In March 2009 she joined Aero-Dienst in Nuremberg, Germany as Manager Maintenance Engine Shop and she is now leading a team taking care of engine maintenance on Honeywell TFE731 engines (Major), HTF7000 engines (Line), Honeywell APU’s and Pratt & Whitney PW300-Series engines.
Works they perform are all inspections up to and including major periodic inspections (MPI’s), Troubleshooting, AOG-Support in field as well as post rental inspections on Honeywell engines and APU and P&WC PW300-series engines.
The engine team covers the “off-wing” maintenance which is part of the wider range of capabilities within the Aero-Dienst authorizations.
Communications Vice Chair, EMEA Global Customer Committee
Stefano has had 30 years of experience in the aerospace business from Logistic Support Team for Italian Air Force Combat Aircraft (Tornado) at Aeritalia and Customer Support Team for Agusta-Bell Helicopters at Agusta, all the way up to his current role of Engineering Manager/CAMO Ph deputy at C.A.I. S.p.A. based in Rome Ciampino Airport (Italy) that operate Dassault F900LX and Piaggio P180 Avanti II.
He has been involved with Global Customer Committee (formerly European Operator Advisory Board) since 2004. He is honored and excited to join as the Communications Vice Chair and will continue to build on the synergies between Honeywell and Customers.
Aviation has always been a passion for Stefano. His father introduced him to aviation at a very young age.
Born in Udine and raised in Novara, Italy, received an Aeronautical Engineer - 5 years High School degree (focused in Aeronautical Structure and Power plant).
He enjoys, cruises, traveling and sport like Water-Polo, Volleyball and Soccer.
He is also a National Referee of Water-Polo.
Electrical Vice Chair, EMEA Global Customer Committee
Thomas started with Aero-Dienst GmbH & Co.KG in Nuremberg in 1991 as an Avionic Technician after completing his apprenticeship as an electronic with a German Radio and Television company.
At Aero-Dienst he matured his experience within the repair and maintenance procedures of multiple different business aircraft types such as Bombardier, Dassault and Do328. He also graduated and received the approval as licensed inspector cat. B2 for a number of platforms.
After 10 years as technician he was promoted as Deputy Manager Avionics and in 2016 he then took over the position of the Maintenance Manager Avioncs within Aero-Dienst. As such he is now responsible for the entire Avionics team managing the maintenance and all upgrades on the business aircrafts within Aero-Dienst capability.