Krimson, an Ethiopian-based aviation services company, has appointed a flight operations supervisor. The new position was created in response to Krimson’s continued strengthening of market position in Ethiopia and the east Africa region.
Getahun Seifeselassie will take on the new role, working alongside Krimson founder, Dawit Lemma. He is responsible for a full range of flight operation services including development and filing of flight plans, performing flight briefings for crew and passengers, and navigating the complexity of sourcing all necessary overflight and landing permits at African airports.
Mr Lemma said: “The role of flight operations supervisor provides a service which is vital to the safe and orderly operation of aircraft. We looked for a motivated individual to deliver results in an evolving and dynamic environment, who understands the operational systems of Ethiopian aviation, and who could assist in evolving the company in an exciting period of growth.”
The new flight operations supervisor will report to the Krimson managing director, and the role also involves arranging of ground handling services which include fueling, catering, accommodation and ground transport services.
Mr Seifeselassie said: “We are seeing marked growth in the need for reliable ground services from intracontinental and global aircraft operators. Our local knowledge combined with our international outlook positions Krimson work well to serve the differing needs of our varied client base. I’m looking forward to working closely with Dawit.”
An increase in demand for local ground handling in Ethiopia is contributing to the expanding company’s need for a dedicated flight operation supervisor position. As well as the corresponding increased demand for overflight permissions since the opening of Eritrean airspace, and the growth in requests for trip planning services across east Africa from international and intracontinental clients.
Mr Seifeselassie served as an air traffic controller at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for 14 years and worked for the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority in a variety of roles including trip support and air traffic management.