Promotion for long-time airport manager
National aviation services company Cobham Aviation has promoted veteran airport manager Phil Hood as their inaugural Head of South East Australia.
Hood joined Cobham Aviation in September last year after eight years as Airport Services Manager at Adelaide Airport for Emirates.
His move to the Arab airline followed more than 31 years with Qantas in various senior customer service roles, including 13 years as an airport manager across China, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Canberra.
Cobham Aviation provides charter, freight, search-and-rescue and surveillance services to both private and public clients. Headquartered at Adelaide Airport, the company employs more than 800 people and has a fleet of 19 aircraft.
Cobham Aviation CEO John Boag said Hood has already “hit the ground running” in the newly created role.
“Phil has a great understanding of the passenger experience and is already working with both our internal teams and existing customers to identify where we can enhance services and improve the overall customer experience,” John said.
It comes amid a spate of senior appointments for Cobham, with former BAI Communications Chief Strategy Officer James Woodhams appointed as the airline’s Managing Director, Special Mission, and Claude Alviani appointed Managing Director, Regional Services.
Alviani is an Australian Defence Force flying instructor with more than 40 years' experience in the aviation sector. His most recent role was with New Zealand aviation services company Airwork Holdings as Business Development Manager.
Woodhams has worked in senior finance and telecommunications roles for more than 15 years, including stints with global consultancy firms Ernst & Young and Bain & Company.