AAP Aviation


Here at AAP Aviation, we are serious about surrounding ourselves with bright, experienced people who can help us grow our business. We seek to build and maintain our management team with a wide range of experiences and competencies. And we look for people who are passionate about the industry and our current strategies and can help us adapt them to our ever-growing markets.


Espen has long leadership and management experience in the aviation and aviation training industry. His experience includes turnaround management, developing and implementing major cost and organizational reduction programs, mergers, developing new commercial initiatives for a major airline (SAS), developed new strategic initiatives for major aviation training centre (SAS Flight Academy).

Other qualifications and experience include several board positions for both start-up and well-established companies, general manager for start-up companies, pedagogical training, and Airline Captain for SAS Scandinavian Airlines.



Fredrik Grorud Øygard has long experience within the aviation industry. He has held various leading positions within the Norwegian Group, latest as Managing Director of the pilot companies in Scandinavia and CCO of the Norwegian Resource Group. He holds an Executive MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, and a degree in Business and Economics from the UK.



Jostein took the position as CFO in AAP Aviation in February 2023. He has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, and consultancy. He holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from BI Norwegian School of Management. He has worked for some of The Big 4 companies, and has international work experience from the Netherlands and with various American companies.



Mads is an innovative leader with a strong technical background, including a Ph.D. in Automation & Robotics. His professional experience includes research and development within different industries, including academia, manufacturing, oil & gas, and aviation.


Fredrik Randgaard joined AAP Aviation on June 1st, 2017 as Project Manager, and has been working closely with AAP Aviation’s Top Management Group in developing and implementing strategic initiatives and with corporate communication.

Fredrik Randgaard has 10 years of experience from various positions in the Navy and in the Armed Forces, and he holds a degree in military studies from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, specializing in leadership, economics, logistics, and resource management.
Director of People


Stine joined AAP Aviation in February 2016, and has since then worked with HR and recruitment of pilots, cabin crew and aircraft technical personnel. 

She holds a master's degree in Leadership and organizational psychology from BI Norwegian Business School, and has previous experience working as cabin crew. 

Head of Pilot Recruitment / Flight Operations


With more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Captain Alejandro’s professional experience includes worldwide operations on both Boeing and Airbus Fleet. His latest position was as Captain on the A380 fleet for a mayor carrier. Now, he is part of the AAP Aviation team into the future.