Bloomberg Information senior govt editor Brian Bremner and European managing editor Eric Pfanner despatched a memo to the newsroom saying the adjustments:
Industrial aviation is a quintessentially international enterprise, connecting suppliers, plane producers, economies and even cultures. We expect it’s time to make our protection as seamlessly cross-border because the business itself.
Towards that finish, we’re making a unified aerospace and protection workforce of reporters and editors worldwide. It is going to be led by Benedikt Kammel, who joins us from the EMEA Modifying Hub as this group’s international editorial chief primarily based in Berlin. Anthony Palazzo will tackle a brand new function as Senior Editor centered on enterprise and initiatives, whereas Senior Reporter Siddharth Philip will widen his tasks as deputy workforce chief. This management trio will proceed to work intently with the US and Asia transportation crews run by Chester Dawson and Katrina Nicholas that cowl legacy automakers, EV startups and all issues Tesla and Elon Musk.
When responsibility calls, each teams will probably be anticipated to share assets to cowl breaking information. The identical holds true for our increasing house financial system protection, as we seek for a devoted editor and construct out a coalition of reporters throughout varied groups worldwide. Then there may be our enterprise of journey initiative underneath Nikki Ekstein with the Pursuits group.
Breaking massive aviation information requires experience, planning and coordination of suggestions and sources. We expect Europe’s time zone benefit between areas will permit us to higher manage and combine the protection, and relieve among the heavy enhancing burdens that fall on the presently mixed aviation-transportation teams within the US and Asia.
Benny is among the most collaborative editorial minds within the Bloomberg newsroom, and speaks no fewer than 4 languages. In a profession spanning greater than twenty years, he has coated utilities, industrial conglomerates, know-how — and has written extensively about Airbus and, sadly, tragedies just like the crash of Air France 447. He has managed bureaus, firm protection throughout Europe and the Center East, and edited or authored quite a few Large Takes and Businessweek options. His story smarts and professionalism have made him a long-time favourite with reporters.
Tony began his Bloomberg profession in Los Angeles, the place as an leisure TL and bureau chief he tracked Netflix’s rise and produced award-winning protection of the 2014 hack of Sony Photos. As European aviation workforce chief and protection czar, Tony deserves monumental credit score for starting the method of bringing the regional groups nearer collectively. That integration paid off as we used knowledge to trace aviation’s fitful response to the pandemic, and adopted the travails of the Russian airline business following the invasion of Ukraine.
Sid is among the best scoop artists in aviation journalism. He has labored with Anurag Kotoky and Julie Johnsson to ship exclusives on main airplane orders by Air India and market-moving, manufacturing cuts at Boeing. His enterprise work of the post-invasion turmoil within the Russian aviation business has additionally been spectacular. The broader aerospace and protection world is dealing with an array of disruptive challenges — provide chain shocks, geopolitical uncertainty, Large Tech intruders, shifting regulatory hurdles, and scrutiny about its large carbon footprint.
It’s an awesome story. Now, let’s personal it.
Eric and Brian