LONDON, DATE - Air Partner, the leading global aviation services group providing aircraft charter, aviation safety and security solutions to businesses and private individuals around the world, has appointed Pierre Van Der Stichele as Vice President of the Global Freight division.
Pierre will be responsible for bolstering and expanding the Freight business across all Air Partner locations, by continuing to hire key talent and target specific market sectors after an exceptionally busy year in 2021.
Pierre has extensive experience within the aviation sector in a range of senior roles, with more than 25 years’ experience in the air cargo industry. Pierre joins Air Partner after a 19-year tenure with Chapman Freeborn in Gatwick, where he most recently held the position of Group Director of Cargo.
Pierre has arranged a variety of complex global cargo charters, air bridge for humanitarian missions and provided support for the industrial and military sectors. His knowledge of the aviation industry is built upon a career with time spent at Evergeen International Airlines, Antonov Airline, Southern Air Transport Inc and Northwest Airlines.
Commenting on his appointment, Pierre Van Der Stichele, Vice President, Global Freight, Air Partner said: “I am delighted to be joining the Air Partner team. The Freight division has had an unprecedented past two years, and the industry as a whole has felt the knock-on effects of the pandemic. I look forward to assisting in the global freight team’s continued successes following on from the team’s expert management of emergency vaccine and PPE deliveries. I’m confident we will continue to grow and serve our customers in 2022.”
Outside of work, Pierre has built his passion for aviation as a certified gliding pilot (BGA) and as an active member of the Southdown Gliding Club, which helps youth members through their flying lessons and even assists in starting their aviation careers. Pierre was born in Brussels and he has been an expat in Lesotho, Bangladesh, USA, Italy and the UK, having followed his parents who were working for the United Nations. He speaks French, Italian and English fluently, and has a good understanding of Spanish and Portuguese.
About Air Partner:
Founded in 1961, Air Partner provides aircraft charter and safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals, across civil and military organisations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialist Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security (formerly Consulting & Training), which comprises Baines Simmons, Redline Assured Security and Managed Services.
Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Specialist Services comprises Air Partner's other aviation services that complement its Charter business: Remarketing, ACMI, scheduled group travel, tour operations, air evacuation and flight operations.
Baines Simmons offers aviation safety management and fatigue risk management. Redline Assured Security delivers government-standard security training, consultancy and solutions to regulated, high value and high threat environments. Managed Services comprises wildlife hazard management, aircraft registry services, consultancy services for airports and logistics operations, remote condition monitoring, baggage system testing, and Kenyon International Emergency Services, a world leader in emergency planning and incident response.
Air Partner has 18 locations across four continents, with its headquarters located alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. More information is available on the Company's website (www.airpartnergroup.com).
More information is available on the company's website (www.airpartner.com).
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