Fiji Airways Group has today announced the appointment of Lavinia Mar as Manager Engineering for Fiji Link.
Mar becomes the first ever female to take up the critical role at Fiji Link, overseeing the entire ATR and Twin Otter fleet.In addition she is also the first local female Manager in a technical role for the Fiji Airways Group.
Mar was formerly a Technical Services Engineer for Fiji Airways, and was promoted to her current role in April.
Making the announcement, Fiji Link Executive General Manager Shaenaz Voss said: “We’re delighted to have Lavinia join the Fiji Link team and oversee the operational safety, compliance, and maintenance requirements of its fleet. She will work closely with Fiji Link General Manager Athil Narayan to review our Twin Otter fleet operation. Lavinia is the ideal candidate to take on this important management role at Fiji Link after being identified for succession a few years ago.
Voss added: “To announce this just three weeks after celebrating International Women’s Day makes the occasion that much more special and applicable for our aspiring youth out there looking to make a career in aviation.”
Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO added: “A key part of Lavinia’s role is to ensure that safety continues to be of paramount importance to Fiji Link, as it is with Fiji Airways. Only two airlines in Fiji have the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) accreditation , demonstrating our commitment to safety.
Lavinia Mar has a 10-year career with Fiji Airways as a member of the Engineering Department. She started off as a graduate trainee, and progressed to become ATR Planning Engineer and Technical Services Engineer.
Mar’s papers have been filed with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji.
(Source: Fiji Airways Media 13 April 2017)