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International Aero Engines Appoints Kim Kinsley as New President

Kim Kinsley will succeed Earl Exum as President of International Aero Engines AG (IAE). Exum will become Chair of the IAE Board and will continue serving is his role as Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President of Mature Commercial Engines.


IAE's New President, Kim Kinsley - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney/PRNewswire

On Wednesday (June 14, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced the appointment of Kim Kinsley as President of International Aero Engines AG (IAE). IAE is a multinational consortium which includes Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, and MTU Aero Engines. Kim Kinsley succeeds Earl Exum who has held the position since 2020. Mr. Exum will become Chairman of IAE’s Board and will continue serving as Pratt & Whitney’s VP – Mature Commercial Engines, a position he has held since 2022. Ms. Kinsley has concurrently been named Vice President of the V2500 programs at Pratt & Whitney and will report directly to Earl Exum.


In Wednesday’s announcement, IAE’s Board Chairman, Earl Exum, said,


“Kim is uniquely positioned to take IAE forward. The V2500 engine has seen many great successes over IAE's 40-year history, and we are confident Kim will build on that legacy as we look to the future. Kim has a wealth of experience from within and outside the aerospace industry and will ensure we continue to deliver the proven performance our customers have come to expect.”


Kim Kinsley joins Pratt & Whitney from Collins Aerospace, where she has worked for 14 years, most recently serving as Vice President, Environmental & Airframe Control Systems – Power & Controls.

IAE celebrated their 40th anniversary in March 2023, and has extended their collaboration agreement with stakeholders until 2045. The company’s versatile V2500 engines power nearly 3,500 aircraft for around 150 commercial, cargo and military operators in 80 countries. Approximately 70 percent of these aircraft are under 15 years old and around one-third of the V2500 engines are on their first run. The engine powered the first Airbus A321 and A320 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions.


A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.



Source: Pratt & Whitney

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