Peter Wojahn named Chief Technical Officer at SWISS

25 July 2007

The SWISS Board of Directors has appointed Peter Wojahn as the company’s new Chief Technical Officer. Wojahn, who is an aviation engineer by profession, will assume his duties on September 1. He will also be a member of the SWISS Extended Management Board in his new capacity.

In Peter Wojahn (49), SWISS is delighted to have appointed a proven aviation specialist to head its SWISS Technics business unit. In his new capacity, Wojahn will focus on further strengthening the performance and consolidating the market position of SWISS Technics, which was recently placed on a more autonomous footing within the SWISS organisation. As SWISS’s Chief Technical Officer, Wojahn will also sit on the company’s Extended Management Board.

A German national who trained as an engineer and also holds an MBA, Wojahn can draw on some 25 years of aviation experience, including service with Interflug and DBA. Most recently, he served as DBA’s Managing Director Technical Services, Finance & Human Resources, and was also responsible for the carrier’s assimilation into Air Berlin.

SWISS Technics has long provided quality technical services for both SWISS and outside customers. The unit is responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of all SWISS’s regional aircraft, and for planning and coordinating the same for the SWISS long-haul fleet. In its third-party business, SWISS Technics offers aircraft, engine, component and line maintenance services both in and outside Switzerland. As an autonomous entity within the SWISS organisation, the unit will now have even more flexibility in this third-party business.

SWISS Technics has a workforce of some 900 employees in Switzerland and around the world. Around 800 of these work in Switzerland: 590 in Basel, 170 in Zurich, 32 in Geneva and seven in Lugano.