AXIS Flight Training Systems is planning to make a significant impact on the simulator market from 2018 with a new executive team reporting to Chairman and CEO Niall Olver (pictured).

Olver became a major shareholder in 2015 and has now taken over the role of CEO role from AXIS’ founder. He has appointed Jean-Luc Laydevant, Christian Theuermann and David Nolan to lead three distinct parts of the business. Under AXIS’ new three-unit structure, AXIS Austria will be run by Theuermann, who will focus on the manufacturing and production of the company’s full flight simulators. Laydevant will become Managing Director of AXIS Switzerland, with responsibility for all commercial operations. Nolan will oversee the financial arm of the business, AXIS Finance.

Olver explained, “With the industry currently facing a global pilot shortage, AXIS is ideally placed to help ATOs and airlines meet the demand, delivering cost-effective, world-class simulation. As an independent company, we are able to listen closely to the market’s needs, responding quickly and, crucially, we do not compete with our customers. Under the direction of our newly appointed executive team, our engineers are ready to deliver the next steps for AXIS’ growth, including significant new product opportunities in the pipeline for 2018."