AJW Group’s senior vice president of aircraft and engine procurement Tony Whitty has been elected as the new chairman of The Aviation Club UK.
Whitty takes on the role from Karl Brunjes who has held the position for the last five years, steering the club through the challenges of the Covid pandemic.
AJW Group, an independent aircraft supply chain solutions provider, congratulated Whitty on his appointment and praised Brunjes for his “exceptional leadership and dedication during his tenure as chairman”.
“His unwavering commitment to the Club has been invaluable in maintaining its reputation as a premier organisation for aviation professionals,” the firm said.
AJW Group also acknowledged the “outstanding contribution” of Philippa Ewart, who has served as executive secretary of The Aviation Club UK.
Whitty said: “I am deeply honoured and privileged to have been elected as the Chairman of The Aviation Club UK. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this prestigious organisation and build on its legacy of excellence in the aviation industry.”
Whitty, who has a wealth of experience and expertise in the aviation industry, said he is committed to “further advancing the Club’s mission of fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and networking among aviation professionals”.
The Aviation Club UK brings together aviation industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts from various sectors, including airlines, airports, manufacturers, regulators, and service providers.
It organises regular events, seminars, and networking opportunities for members, featuring speakers who provide insights and perspectives on the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the aviation industry.
AJW Group said in a statement: “As an industry leader, AJW Group is proud to have Whitty as the Chairman of The Aviation Club UK, representing the company and the aviation industry at large. The Group remains committed to supporting the Club’s endeavours and congratulates Whitty on this well-deserved appointment.”