We are deeply saddened to inform you that Dariusz Sawicki, a member of the Solidarity Transport Hub management board, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Dariusz was 42.
The cause was cancer, which was diagnosed last year. Despite the treatment, our colleague could not be saved. Dariusz Sawicki had been a member of the STH management board since December 1, 2018. He was responsible for the STH airport component implementation.
Darek's passing is a huge blow and a great irreparable loss for the entire STH team. We connect in great sorrow with his family. Darek created the foundations for the Solidarity Transport Hub Poland and was working on the project with a great commitment. Since establishing the STH, he had led his team to an unprecedented advancement of work.
Dariusz Sawicki graduated from Cranfield University School of Engineering in the UK, where he earned a master's degree in air transport management with a specialization in airport planning and management.
Before joining the management board of the Solidarity Transport Hub, Dariusz had gained 18 years of international experience in air transport, airport planning, and infrastructure project management.
As the main expert on behalf of the Star Alliance, he participated in the development of the Heathrow Airport in London. He was responsible for planning and coordinating works at the Narita Airport in Tokyo, as well as in Los Angeles, Newark, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo. He collaborated with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and others on projects at the Heathrow Airport in London, De Gaulle Airport in Paris and Chopin Airport in Warsaw.
Earlier, as a restructuring director in LOT Polish Airlines, he implemented plans to reduce the carrier's operating costs. He cooperated with the Civil Aviation Authority as an independent expert issuing opinions on plans for the aviation infrastructure development. He ran his own consulting company - Intelligent Aviation - consulting airport planning and management. He was also a lecturer in aviation management, e.g. at Lazarski University.
We will continue to work on the project while maintaining standards to which Dariusz got us used to. We will do everything to make the most of his achievements. I am sure that this is what Darek would expect from us in this situation