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Phil Hood

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Long-time airport manager promotion

National aviation services company Cobham Aviation promoted former airport manager Phil Hood as head of South East Australia.

Hood joined Cobham Aviation in September last year after eight years as the Airport Services Manager at Adelaide Airport for Emirates.

His stint at the Arabian airline followed more than 31 years at Qantas in various senior customer service positions, including 13 years as an airport manager in China, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Canberra. .

Cobham Aviation provides charter, cargo, search and rescue and surveillance services to private and public customers. Based at Adelaide Airport, the company employs more than 800 people and has a fleet of 19 aircraft.

Cobham Aviation CEO John Boag said Hood had already “taken his first steps” in the newly created role.

“Phil has a great understanding of the passenger experience and is already working with our internal teams and existing customers to identify where we can improve services and improve the overall customer experience,” said John.

It comes amid a string of leadership appointments for Cobham, with the former chief strategy officer at BAI Communications James woodham appointed director general of the airline’s special mission and Claude alviani appointed director general of regional services.

Alviani is an Australian Defense Forces flight instructor with over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. His most recent role was with New Zealand aviation services company Airwork Holdings as Director of Business Development.

Woodhams has held senior positions in finance and telecommunications for over 15 years, including with global consulting firms Ernst & Young and Bain & Company.


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