Dornier Technology appoints Nikos Gitsis as new CEO

Philippine MRO company Dornier Technology has appointed Nikos Gitsis as chief executive officer, with a remit to expand the business.

Gitsis was previously president of Dornier Technology, and offers decades of commercial aviation experience. He is a director of SEAIR International, a Philippine cargo airline, and a director of Philippine ground handling company Transnational Aviation Support Services (TASSI).

“Coming into this new role as CEO, I bring forth a fresh perspective from my years of experience across different sectors of the aviation industry,” said Gitsis. “My focus will be to grow the MRO business here in the Philippines by expanding our customer base to include operators from around the region.”

Dornier Technology has its heavy maintenance base at Clark International Airport, outside Manila, and also has line maintenance stations at other airports around the country, such as: Manila, Cebu, Kalibo, Bohol (Tagbilaran), Davao and Puerto Princesa.

The company is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) as an approved maintenance organization as well as by other civil aviation regulators. These include South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MOLIT) and Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

“Because we are inside Clark’s special economic zone, we enjoy the benefits of being in the tax-free zone, making import and export of aircraft parts and components easy for our clients through the zone’s expedited process,” said Gitsis.

Dornier Technology is certified to do line and heavy maintenance for the Airbus A320 family; Boeing 737 classics such as the -200, -300, -400, and -500 series; ATR 42 and ATR 72; British Aerospace/Avro BAe 146/RJ, Dornier 328 and Let 410.

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