Aero Norway, the specialist CFM56® engine repair facility, has appointed Neil Russel to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over the helm from Glenford Marston who will move to focus on strategic industry relationships as Senior Vice President – Sales. Russell is a highly respected industry advocate and responsible for the implementation of process improvements that have established the company’s reputation for unequivocal precision and benchmark efficiency.
Previously Chief Operating Officer, with a five-year history at Aero Norway, Russell steps into the limelight to lead Europe’s highly regarded independent engine MRO just as the MRO Europe 2023 conference gets underway in Amsterdam where he will be keen to showcase Aero Norway’s recent investments in technology and people.
“Aero Norway is constantly pursuing greater efficiencies and looking for ways to improve processes to generate reduced turn-around-times and underpin the delivery of a range of full work-scope options” Russell said. “As we move towards 2024, we are scheduling the facility with heavy-engine maintenance programmes across primarily the CFM56-5b and -7b engines.”
Russell takes on the leadership of Aero Norway from Glenford Marston who has been CEO for eight years and is responsible for establishing the engine MRO’s reputation for precision, quality and guaranteed turn-around-times. Marston, well known by aircraft operators and leasing companies alike, views his return to the hands-on task ahead with relish. “Neil is the ideal successor to the role of CEO, and I know he will take the business forwards with confidence. Meanwhile, I anticipate sitting back face-to-face with our customers and finding new ways for Aero Norway to bring value to their engine assets.”