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Tue, 8 December 2015

SITAOnAir Appoints New CEO

David Lavorel, currently SITAs Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and CEO Office, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SITAOnAir effective 1 January 2016.

Lavorel succeeds Ian Dawkins who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Francesco Violante, CEO of SITA, said, "During his five year tenure leading OnAir, which became SITAOnAir in January of this year, Ian has grown the company and positioned it as a leading provider of nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions. I would like to thank Ian for his hard work and dedication and wish him the best in the next phase of his career.

David Lavorel joined SITA in 2000 holding pivotal roles as Head of the France Telecom Partnership management and as Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions before being appointed as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and CEO office in 2012.

David has a deep knowledge of the OnAir business to which he has directly contributed in recent years as a Board Director of OnAir.

Violante continued: "Under Davids leadership, SITAOnAir will continue its strategic focus on growing revenues and helping airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft. He is well positioned to lead the organization in its next phase of growth and we wish him much success in this new role.

See also: Future of Air Travel - HD Video Interview with SITA President for Asia Pacific.


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