Satair appoints new CEO and head of Airbus material services

Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 September 2023 – Satair, an Airbus Services company, is announcing the appointment of Richard Stoddart as its new Chief Executive Officer and Head of Airbus Material Services, effective October 1 2023.

Richard joins Satair with a wealth of experience from the Airbus Defence and Space and Commercial Aircraft divisions, where he has led various customer-oriented programmes and most recently headed Airbus’ transformation towards a decarbonised future.

“I’m honoured and excited to lead Satair into a future where aerospace innovation reaches new heights and the quest for sustainable solutions leads the way,” said Richard Stoddart. “I will dedicate myself to further positioning Satair for our industry’s ongoing evolution and continuously improving our product and services offering accordingly. In this journey, my focus will be on ensuring a close collaboration with our suppliers and business partners - all anchored around the value of customer centricity.”


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About Satair 

Satair is a global company and world leader in the commercial aerospace aftermarket. The company supports the complete life cycle of the aircraft with a full and integrated portfolio of flexible, value adding material management products, services and tailored support modules across all platforms. As a key part of Airbus customer services, Satair has exclusive or primary distribution arrangements for aerospace component manufacturers, and supplies parts to multi-fleet customer airlines and MRO companies. It also fulfils the material service support obligation for the in-service fleet of more than 11,000 Airbus aircraft. Visit

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