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Biographies EMEAI

João Salgueiro

Chairman, EMEAI Global Customer Committee

João is Engines Manager for NetJets Europe, in Paço de Arcos Portugal. His position encompasses overseeing all maintenance related activities for engines and APU's in the NetJets Europe fleet.

His aviation career started in 2003 at OGMAIndustria Aeronautica de Portugal, a Part-145 Organization located in Alverca, Portugal as a Technical Support Engineer dedicated to Military Aircraft such as Hercules C-130, Lockheed P3 and SA330A Puma Helicopters.

He then moved on to NetJets Europe in 2006, starting as a Maintenance Engineer Program Technician mainly on the Cessna and Gulfstream fleet. In 2011, he went on to become Assistance Maintenance Fleet Manager dedicated to the Citation Bravo and XL/XLS fleet.

In 2013, he took the Engines Manager role, which currently holds.

Born in Santarem, received an MSC in Mechanical Engineer from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon and a Post-Graduation in Business Management from INDEG/ISCTE in Lisbon.

João is married and has 2 daughters. His interest includes spending time with the family, History, Basketball, Football and traveling.

Andrea Weyrich

Mechanical Vice Chair, EMEAI Global Customer Committee

Andrea started her career in Aviation Business back in 1991 at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies in Raunheim. She was working in the Finance department and later took over responsibility as Team leader for the B&GA Customer Support Team at the Repair and Overhaul shop for TFE731, TPE331 and APU’s. A such close interaction with the overhaul shop team was key to best support the Honeywell B&GA customers.

In March 2009 she joined Aero-Dienst in Nuremberg, Germany as Manager Maintenance Engine Shop and she is now leading a team taking care of engine maintenance on Honeywell TFE731 engines (Major), HTF7000 engines (Line), Honeywell APU’s and Pratt & Whitney PW300-Series engines.

Works they perform are all inspections up to and including major periodic inspections (MPI’s), Troubleshooting, AOG-Support in field as well as post rental inspections on Honeywell engines and APU and P&WC PW300-series engines.

The engine team covers the “off-wing” maintenance which is part of the wider range of capabilities within the Aero-Dienst authorizations.

Thomas Opelt

Electrical Vice Chair, EMEA Global Customer Committee

Thomas started with Aero-Dienst GmbH & Co.KG in Nuremberg in 1991 as an Avionic Technician after completing his apprenticeship as an electronic with a German Radio and Television company.

At Aero-Dienst he matured his experience within the repair and maintenance procedures of multiple different business aircraft types such as Bombardier, Dassault and Do328. He also graduated and received the approval as licensed inspector cat. B2 for a number of platforms.

After 10 years as technician he was promoted as Deputy Manager Avionics and in 2016 he then took over the position of the Maintenance Manager Avionics within Aero-Dienst. As such he is now responsible for the entire Avionics team managing the maintenance and all upgrades on the business aircrafts within Aero-Dienst capability.

R. Mark Mangiarotti

Communications Vice Chair, EMEA Global Customer Committee

Mark’s relationship with aviation began at 16 years old, when he started his ground school. His professional aviation career began within the airline environment, where he first worked in electrical and instrument overhaul workshop, then in avionics line and base maintenance, then progressed through engine overhaul, flying spanner, and technical specialist in the Maintenance Control Center.

Since 2011, Mark has worked in the CAMO at Luxembourg Air Ambulance, managing a mixed fleet of MD900 rescue and police helicopters and Learjet 45 ambulance aircraft.

Mark is currently the manager of the LAA Engineering Department and the Nominated Post-Holder for Continuing Airworthiness.

He has been involved with the Global Customer Committee since 2016 and is very excited to participate as Communications Vice Chair.

Mark’s passions are Aviation Safety and Mountaineering.