Tuesday, August 6, 2013

■ NIGERIA: Evergreen Apple Nigeria appoint Joe McDermott as head of FBO operations.

Evergreen Apple Nigeria logoLagos-based aviation business Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) has appointed Joe McDermott to the newly created role of Head of Fixed-base operator (FBO) Operations. He will be based at the Lagos headquarters and be responsible for managing all operations at its fully integrated FBO facility based at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, along with developing existing offices in Port Harcourt and Abuja that currently manage EAN passenger requests in each location. 

Mr McDermott joins the company from Emerald Flight Support in Dublin, Ireland, where he was Ground Operations and Business Development Consultant responsible for FBO viability, business development and procurement planning for the VIP Terminal facility at Casement Military Aerodrome, Ireland. He brings over 15 years of experience and industry knowledge to the role having worked previously for international companies Landmark Aviation and Universal Weather and Aviation in the area of Business Development.

Among his duties will be to report to EAN CEO/MD, Mr Segun Demuren. He will be responsible for managing a team of 17 staff across its Nigerian network.

Joe’s appointment follows hard on the heels of news that EAN has signed a representation agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace (a General Dynamics Company) to promote the sale of new and used Gulfstream aircraft within Nigeria.