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Albouy joins Inflite as MRO general manager
Sebastien Albouy has been hired by Inflite The Jet Centre from ABS Jets in Prague, where he was chief technical officer. He made significant inroads for Embraer, having joined the Brazilian OEM in 1999.
Sebastien Albouy has a dynamic skillset.

Inflite The Jet Centre (ITJC), part of the Inflite Group of companies and based at London Stansted airport, has welcomed Sebastien Albouy as general manager of its MRO business. He takes over the role from Alan Barnes.

Albouy joins from ABS Jets in Prague, where he was chief technical officer. Prior to joining the Czech corporate jet operator, he held various consulting roles in the MRO industry. He was also general manager of Embraer's first Executive Jets Service Centre at Paris Le Bourget airport. Having joined Embraer Aviation International in 1999 and co-ordinated the entry into service for the E-Jet 170 in Europe, he was also logistics and supply chain manager for Embraer Aviation International, having previously served ATR Aircraft in Asia in customer support roles.

“Sebastien brings a whole new skillset to our evolving business, and we are delighted he has joined our organisation,” says Penny Stephens, CEO at Inflite The Jet Centre. “He has a proven pedigree, having gained a wealth of experience during a varied, international career in MRO disciplines. Sebastien shares a commitment to improve product delivery, embracing associated efficiencies, and we are very much looking forward to working with him.”

“I am very excited to join a highly respected team in the industry and follow the excellent legacy of Alan Barnes, who I have had the privilege of working alongside since 2007,” Albouy adds. “The COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit are greatly impacting our industry, but I am confident about the new opportunities arising as a result of these constraints. My focus will be on furthering customer satisfaction and operational excellence.”

Alan Barnes will work with Sebastien through to the end of the month to implement a smooth handover. “Alan has made a valuable contribution to Inflite in various engineering and senior leadership roles over two decades. We wish him well in his new ventures and thank him for all his support over the years,” Stephens highlights.

Inflite The Jet Centre continues to remain operational for both base and line maintenance, as does its fully integrated VVIP integrated FBO, which is available to all corporate, executive jet services.

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