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Acro’s new boss on keeping his cool in the hot seat

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Cairns says most airlines are holding off on investment decisions until they know what is happening with Covid-19

Murdo Morrison for Flightglobal


Swapping a top corporate job in the USA to take charge of a fast growing former start-up on another continent would be challenging at the best of times – but to do it the month aviation plunged into its sharpest ever downturn must be traumatic.

That was what confronted Neil Cairns when he moved from running the Collins Aerospace seating business in Winston Salem, North Carolina to become chief executive of London Gatwick-based Acro Aircraft Seating on 9 March.


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