Dallas’ Avix Aero Appoints Former Southwest Airlines Exec as New CEO

Avix Aero said Bill Tiffany will be responsible for broadening and accelerating the industry's adoption of its weight and balance measurement system, improving a critical element of global air travel operations.

Industry veteran Bill Tiffany has been appointed chief executive officer of Dallas-based Avix Aero, bringing with him more than 20 years of commercial aviation leadership experience and executive relationships.

The company said Tiffany will be responsible for broadening and accelerating the industry’s adoption of Avix Aero’s Strut Data Collection System, improving a critical element of global air travel operations.

The Strut Data Collection System is the leading onboard aircraft weight and balance measurement system, the company said. It automates heavily manual, assumption-based calculations with accurate, real-time measurements of aircraft weight and center of gravity.

While maintaining the highest levels of safety and compliance, Avix Aero said the solution unlocks numerous operational, financial, and environmental benefits for airlines.

Aiming to deploy its system widely in 2024

The company said that Tiffany and its team plan to deploy the system widely in 2024 to support the industry’s efforts to make positive, step-function changes to increase operational efficiencies and reduce the impact on the environment.

Tiffany comes to Avix Aero from MRO Holdings, where he was chief revenue officer, leading all commercial, sales and marketing, strategy and business development, and supply chain functions. Before that, Tiffany was VP of supply chain management at Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and previously was a partner in Oliver Wyman Group’s aviation consultancy and investment bank.

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