Aftermarket specialist AAR has appointed Cheryle Robinson Jackson as president of AAR Africa.
Jackson, who was vice-president of government affairs and corporate development since 2010, more recently added business development to her responsibilities and has been successful in growing AAR’s business in Africa.
In the past two years, Robinson built on the company’s first power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services contract with Kenya Airways’ fleet of 737s.
Recent deals include a PBH contract with African low-cost carrier fastjet.
David Storch, chairman, president and CEO of AAR, said: “AAR is excited about the growth prospects in this region and appointed Cheryle to lead our efforts, given her proven ability to open new markets, success working with governments, and her commitment to doing business in Africa.”