International Airlines Group (IAG) airlines Iberia and British Airways are both getting new leaders for their respective maintenance businesses.
Enrique Robledo (pictured above), who is currently Iberia’s director at Madrid Barajas Airport, has been appointed Iberia’s new maintenance director and will take up his new post on 17 March.
He replaces Andy Best, who has been head of Iberia Maintenance for the past two years, and who will take on the same role at British Airways from 17 April.
Robledo began his career at Airbus and British Aerospace. Since 1999 he has been with Iberia, where he has held various roles in the maintenance business, first as head of materials planning and then as deputy manager of the engine workshop.
Iberia said among Robledo’s main challenges would be to “increase the international projection” of the maintenance business and integrate new training for the servicing of the LEAP engines powering the Airbus A320neo.
Current director of airport services José Luis de Luna will provisionally take on Robledo’s current role as director at Madrid Barajas Airport on 17 March.
Iberia said Best had led an “all-encompassing business and cultural transformation”, driving sustainable business growth and strengthening the positioning of Iberia’s maintenance business in the market and within the IAG Group.
Of the leadership change, Iberia stated: “The changeover at Iberia Maintenance comes at a time when this business is contemplating the main challenges of achieving greater international projection to become a benchmark supplier in southern Europe, while it is in the process of obtaining the certification that will allow its engine workshop to service LEAP model engines, with which the new Airbus A320neo aircraft are equipped.”