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Essential news for 13 Sep 2018

Airbus break ground for Flight Works Alabama

New aviation experience center in Mobile due to open in 2019 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking ground for Flight Works Alabama, the new aviation experience center to be built in Mobile. In May 2017, Ivey announced plans to build the hands-on instructional facility,...

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Christian Scherer appointed Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Christian Scherer will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, said: “With Christian Scherer we see on...

Colibri Aircraft: Growing pilot shortage complicates sale of private jets

London based Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, says a huge shortage of pilots in the European private jet sector is resulting in owners not always being able to use their aircraft when they need to. The company believes this problem will get worse as airlines are retiring current pilots and recruiting from the private jet se...

Boeing, Air Peace Announce Order for 10 737 MAX Airplanes

Nigerian airline to expand regional network with new, more capable 737 jet Boeing 737 MAX continues to expand its footprint across Africa Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa. The airline, whi...

ETIHAD AIRWAYS WINS SIMPLIFYING AWARD FOR BEST AIRLINE IN SOCIAL CARE

Airline also highly commended for ‘Best Use of Influencers’ Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Best Airline in Social Care’ at the SimpliFlying Awards 2018. The airline was also highly commended in the ‘Best Use of Influencers’ category. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in social media and m...

Get Heli brings charter helicopter booking into 21st century

Get Heli, an exciting new business-to-business (B2B) marketplace that connects helicopter charter brokers and charter operators for easier, faster, and better transactions, has opened pre-registration in preparation for its official launch. The platform introduces the speed and efficiency of online communication and e-commerce to the charter helicopter business while still respecting the bespoke n...