Avia Solutions Group, the leading aviation business group, announces the appointment of Pascal Picano as the new member to the Board of Directors. He will be joining the board as of the 1st February in place of Vygaudas Ušackas, who will remain in the group and will be responsible for business development projects in new markets.
Picano has more than 25 years of successful experience in the aviation industry and has held leadership positions in some of the largest aviation capital and investment companies, raising capital and investments surrounding aircraft acquisition, leasing, and trading, as well as financing businesses related to the aviation sector.
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“Avia Solutions Group has ambitious development plans with continued expansion of aircraft fleet as its current focus. Pascal’s strong track record in the industry will be valuable for further growth of our group,” Jonas Janukėnas, the CEO of Avia Solutions Group and a member of the Board of Directors, said.
“I am delighted to join Avia Solutions Group, a leader in the aviation industry, and am looking forward to working with such a professional team, helping to strengthen the group’s position in the market,” Picano said.
Avia Solutions Group is the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with more than 160 aircraft fleet, and a parent company of SmartLynx, Avion Express, BBN Airlines, Klasjet, Magma Aviation and more. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 10,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.