New chief technology officer appointed by Aer Lingus

Irish budget carrier Aer Lingus (LSE:AERL) on Friday announced that it has appointed Ravindra Simhambhalta as its new chief technology officer.

Prior to his appointment with Aer Lingus Simhambhalta most recently worked for Tesla Motors as VP information technology. He is scheduled to join Aer Lingus in June this year when he will have responsibility for the leadership of the information solutions and services (ISS) team.

Simhambhalta is said to have experience of technology within the aviation industry having previously spent four years with Virgin America. He joined Virgin America in 2006 during its startup phase and during his time there he pioneered a systems architecture and infrastructure which was designed to drive differentiated customer experiences and support strong e-commerce platforms. He also previously spent a year in Dublin during the 1990s while working with GE Information Services.