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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 Executiv...

THOMAS FLOHR LAUNCHES VISTA GLOBAL TO CONSOLIDATE FRAGMENTED BUSINESS AVIATION MARKET, SUPPORTED BY A FURTHER $200M INVESTMENT

Vista Global Holding is set to consolidate the business aviation industry Endorsed by further $200m investment from global private equity firm Rhône Group Headquartered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The fully integrated group will offer global, all-encompassing, a...

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Igor Zahradnicek becomes new vice-chairman of Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective 3 September 2018, Mr. Igor Zahradníček (51) will be in charge of finance, development, procurement and logistics at the company. “Czech Airlines Technics is a company with a...

Air BP’s Olivia Stone elected as Joint Inspection Group’s first female Council Chair

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), marking the first female Chair in JIG’s 50-year history. IATA endorsed JIG, is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fuel supply standards covering the entire supply chain for aviation fuels from refinery to wing-tip....

The Lack of Means to Service Engines Could Take a Toll on the Aviation Industry

“Timely maintenance, whether scheduled or unscheduled, is essential for the smooth operation of commercial airlines and ensures they can fly on a dependable schedule. The two components of maintenance are the aircraft itself and the engines. Not all MRO facilities are equipped to also perform engine maintenanceas special facilities and certifications are required. Currently, engine shop...

Dassault Falcon Jet Names Olivier Langeard Director Aftermarket Programs & Business Development

Olivier Langeard has been appointed Director, Aftermarket Programs & Business Development at Dassault Falcon Jet.  Langeard, who has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 2003, arrives at his new position from DFJ’s subsidiary company, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS). Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Langeard started out as a structural engineer and most recently was named head of b...

AIR FRANCE - KLM: Board of Directors appoints Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM CEO

The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, meeting on August 16, 2018, has decided to appoint Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer. Benjamin Smith is a reputed senior airline industry executive at international level. He has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, where he has been a key player in the airline's economic and commercial development, its...

Captain Peter Weger celebrates the end of a 50-year flying career

Last flight aboard a Dornier 328 turboprop from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Captain Peter Weger has rounded off a stellar 50 years of uninterrupted flying with a positioning flight of 328 Support Services GmbH’s Dornier 328 turboprop (D-CSNC) back from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. As one of Germany´s most experienced test pilots,...

AVIAÂ appoints Matt Smith as Vice President of Business Development

Helping business jet operators and aircraft owners save a significant amount of money on their mainstay purchases through group purchasing has convinced business aviation professional Matt Smith to commit to a new role – as Vice President of Business Development.   Used to a high-pressure environment, having working globally in a senior sales role with Air Charter Service Plc, M...

Boeing Sending Last Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson Back to Space

Veteran of three space shuttle missions will be first corporate astronaut to fly a new spacecraft with NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, who led the final space shuttle mission, will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann take the new Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. The three pioneers will he...

FL Technics CEO Zilvinas Lapinskas on the trends of MRO industry

With over twenty years leading international enterprises and teams of 4000+ employees, Zilvinas Lapinskas boasts experience in development of new markets and customers, design and management of corporate commercial and marketing strategies, management and guidance of customer support and sales teams as well as other executive experience. With 9 years of experience in LEAN philosophy implementat...

Charlotte Pedersen - a woman in business aviation - the way to industry, point of view and vision for future

Each EBACE is a perfect opportunity to discuss with industry professionals, but sometimes due to over busy agenda best conversations are happening afterwards. This is exactly the case with this interview with Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters. Q. Your way in aviation - was it a dream since you were a little girl, was it a coincidence? A. I ended up in aviation by pure...

G. Ziemelis: Do We Still Have Competition in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Air travel today is down to a very exact science. When airlines are building their fleets, they have a multitude of factors to consider when carefully selecting which aircraft will best help them accomplish their desired mission. “Passenger volume and route distance will dictate if the airlinesneed a narrow- body or wide-body but when it comes to choosing an aircraft manufacturer there...

BACA appoints two new Council Members – Ilaria Iacobini and Kevin Ducksbury join the BACA Council

Ilaria Iacobini of Universal Aviation and Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation have been elected to join the Council of BACA - The Air Charter Association.  Their appointments come following the departure of two of the Council’s longest serving members; Bernard Keay and former Chairman Dick Gilbert. Ilaria Iacobini is the Ground Handling Sales Manager EMEA for Universal Aviation, the g...

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