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Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global, and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network fo...

JetLease Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Parzygnat to their team!

Kenneth has successfully closed his second transaction since joining the JetLease Capital Team!   Kenneth has served in financial capacities for over 20 years assuming positions ranging from entrepreneur of his own startup distribution company to being the Chief Operating Officer of a well-res...

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TAG Aviation SA Appoints Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Services Department in Geneva

TAG Aviation SA has today announced the appointment of Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Department based in Geneva.  Mr Velebit will lead the ongoing development of TAG Geneva’s Charter department and undertake responsibility for managing the growing number of clients in this pivotal and important role.  Mr Velebit began his business aviation career in 2007 working with...

Alsace's air gate - point of view of Catherine Trautmann

It is always a special honour to find out most important on development tendencies from people who have significant experience luggage. This time we had an amazing opportunity to meet Mrs Catherine Trautmann, former mayor of Strasbourg, who is now Vice-president of Eurometropole, In charge of economic development and the international influence of Strasbourg European Coordinator for the TEN-T Nort...

airberlin Board appoints new CEO

airberlin has announced that Thomas Winkelmann (57) will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of airberlin group. Mr. Winkelmann will take over as CEO of Air Berlin PLC from 1 February, 2017, assuming full accountability for all group activities. He will succeed Stefan Pichler, who decided to leave the company after working for two years on the strategic turnaround o...

Dassault Aviation Appoints Damien Farret Director, Falcon Customer Relations and Field Service

Dassault Aviation has appointed Damien Farret, Director Customer Relations and Field Service. He replaces Eloi Dufour, who was named, Director Aircraft Delivery & Pre-Owned Management. In his new position, Farret will lead the entire front line customer support organization for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region (EMEAI). Farret started out at Dassault Aviation in 2002 as a d...

Godspeed, John Glenn

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation founder, former Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the age of 95.  Glenn was the last remaining member of the Mercury Seven – the iconic group of astronauts known for their charismatic charm and adventurous spirit.  As the last of the original space pioneers, Glenn’s death increases the expansive...

Inside the secret world of celebrity travel and private jets

Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and every other A-lister in between – their Instagrams are full of private jet selfies and videos. But what’s it really like inside this world of elite travel? And is it even remotely affordable? I went to Farnborough TAG Airport as a guest of Volanteus, who have chartered jets for everyone from politicians to pop stars, Hollywood royalty t...

Designer of Soviet MiG jet fighters Mikoyan dies at 89

Vano Mikoyan, one of the developers of the MiG fighter jets for the Soviet and then Russian air force, has died at the age of 89, aircraft maker MiG said on Friday. Mikoyan is best-known for engineering the MiG-29 jet fighter, a warplane that entered service in the 1980s as the Soviet counterpart to the U.S. F-15 and F-16 fighters. Known as Fulcrum in the West, the MiG-29 is still used...

Boeing Names New Senior Leaders, Launches Integrated Services Business

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg today named Kevin G. McAllisterpresident and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role. Muilenburg also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the customer services groups within the company&...

Richard Branson is bringing us the next supersonic passenger aircraft

On Tuesday, the founder of Virgin Group is joining forces with Boom— an aircraft production startup — to unveil the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a prototype supersonic passenger airliner. The aircraft will reportedly provide 3.5-hour flights between New York and London for the "affordable" price of $5,000. Creating affordable supersonic flight has been on Branson&...

Wings of Business National Award - the essential to know from Mikhail Titov

Q.Mikhail ... how a TOP level professional in business aviation became a producer of Wings of Business National Award? Professionalism - is not abstract, but quite specific thing. When there are no work results, the professionalism becomes invisible. That is why, having a break in the continuous operational activities, I decided to organize an event, which is intended to become the main event o...

Jet Scout - let's get know each other better

Right after NBAA we had a great chance to talk to Stefano Costi, the Managing Director of Jet Scout, new innovative web booking platform. It is always better to get direct answers to direct questions to know each other better. Q.: Stefano! Your opinion regarding NBAA 2016, how was it this year ? A.: Like every year I felt a sort of optimism. However, the future will show if it was...

China's first female pilot of J-10 fighter jet dies in flying accident

The first Chinese woman to fly a ­J-10 fighter was remembered fondly on Sunday as a “golden peacock” after her death on Saturday in an air training accident. Yu Xu, 30, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed in Hebei province. Her co-pilot ejected in time. Yu’s classmates described her death as a “shock”, with some observers calling for higher training sta...

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Embraer appoints a new CEO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume ano...