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Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came within half a second of hitting the remote controlled-device as it flew over a McDonald’s near Enf...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Br...

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BBGA honours Biggin Hill Airport's Andrew Walters with industry award for outstanding services

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has honoured Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious annual Michael Wheatley Award  for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.  The award was presented at the Association’s 43rd annual conference and AGM at Luton Hoo by Sir Gerald Howarth MP...

Jet Aviation appoints new managing director for its MRO and FBO facility in Vienna

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Hakan Tin as managing director of its Vienna operation, effective March 1, 2017. Tin has served as Sales Director in Vienna since September 2015.  In his new role with the company, Tin is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Vienna, and reports directly to Stefan Benz, Jet Aviation’s senior vice...

Airbus Names Mikail Houari President for Africa and Middle East

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the Middle East, brings to the position more than 25 years of experience within the industry at a global level. In his new role, he will lead the team to drive operations and future business across the region. Houari began his career at...

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 another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of march 1st 2017. “We are thrilled that Michael has decided to join Embraer to lead our Executive Jets busi...

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 for the Company. Additionally, Drew will oversee the factory direct sales team for fleet, trainer, and...

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-respected consulting firm for institutional investors. He deals with firms in alternative finance prima...

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...

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Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

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