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14 MAY 2018


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Article from BTNews 14 MAY 2018

Aviation Club new chairman

RPK Capital managing director Karl Brünjes has taken over as chairman of the Aviation Club UK ahead of the monthly lunch on 7 June at the Institute of Directors in London, where Flybe CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener will be guest speaker.

Brünjes has been involved in the trading, financing and management of commercial aircraft since 1990, dealing with airlines, governments, banks and financial institutions in more than 25 countries.

Before joining RPK, he was European office head for the Republic Financial Corporation, and his career has also seen spells at IBA Group, AerCap and Fortis Aviation.

Christine Ourmières-Widener joined Flybe in January 2017 following a lengthy industry career through Air France, CityJet and AMEX Global Business Travel and will be outlining current events in one of the UK's largest regional airlines.

Subjects up for discussion will include reductions in the Flybe fleet as the airline seeks to optimise route decisions and determine the shape of the network by building on its core regional strengths.

There is also likely to be focus on the ongoing challenges of rail competition, Brexit and the ups and downs in the regional markets.

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