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Thomas Rueckert New Head of Aircraft Overhaul Services at Lufthansa Technik

Thomas Rueckert has become head of aircraft overhaul services at Lufthansa Technik. The 45-year-old industrial engineer has replaced Soeren Stark, who has been appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo as COO. In his new function Thomas Rueckert will lead the international overhaul netw...

Producers of Tom Cruise's Mena sued for wrongful death after plane crash

Last September, American film pilot Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl of Colombian were killed when a plane used for the Tom Cruise film Mena crashed in Colombia. Now his widow, Kathryn Purwin, has filed a wrongful death suit against producers on the project. According to court documents obtained by EW...


Bernie Sanders takes private jet for 24-hour trip to Vatican after attacking Hillary Clinton on climate change

Bernie Sanders took a private jet to the Vatican to address a conference on wealth inequality on Friday, hours after attacking Hillary Clinton over her stance on fossil fuels. The Democratic candidate is believed to have flown with fewer than 50 people aboard the Delta 767, a jet that can carry between 211 and 261 people. Joining him on the more than  8,500-mile round trip flight w...

Belgian transportation minister resigns amid criticism about airport security

Belgium’s transportation minister resigned Friday in the wake of revelations that she failed to act on a secret report that had warned of inadequate security measures at Brussels Airport a year before last month’s suicide bombings there. The report, prepared by European Union airport security inspectors last April, found serious deficiencies in the way surveillance, passenger and lu...

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner invests $100m to send a fleet of spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Yuri Milner is pushing forward with the hunt for intelligent alien life beyond our planet, and is investing another $100 million in a more proactive approach after putting up the original $100m last year. In July of 2015, Milner and I sat down and discussed the greatest question of all. In the mind of this legendary investor, that question is “are we alone?” To get to the answer, he...

Iron Maiden arrives in Vancouver on private Boeing 747

“Ed Force One” made its landing at Vancouver International Airport today carrying British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The Boeing 747 plane, named after the band’s mascot “Eddie”, arrived just before 3 p.m. this afternoon from Edmonton, where the band played on Friday. The band is slated to take the stage at downtown Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Sunda...

De Juniac To Leave Air France-KLM To Lead IATA

Air France-KLM chairman and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac will replace Tony Tyler as the next director and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, the airline said Tuesday. De Juniac indicated to the Air France-KLM board of directors that he would accept IATA’s offer to lead that organization at its general meeting, scheduled for June 1 to 3 in Dubl...

Richard Branson’s Letter on Virgin American Merger

I would be lying if I didn’t admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I’m not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I  take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it. Richard Branson has shared a post with his thoughts on...

Dassault appoints Byron Severson

Dassault Falcon Jet has appointed Byron Severson as regional sales manager for the south-central US. Severson will oversee the development of new business and serve existing customers in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. He will be based in Dallas, Texas. Paul Floreck, senior vice president for Western US and Canada, said: “Byron brings strong credentials to...

Lapierre plane was level, both engines running, before crash

The aircraft that crashed with former Quebec MP and beloved television personality Jean Lapierre was flying level with both engines running when it hit the ground, a preliminary investigation shows, contradicting eyewitness testimony that the plane was in a steep bank when it crashed. André Turenne, a technical investigator with the Transportation Safety Board, said the hilly terrain of...

Irish Olympian vents anger after being kicked off Aer Lingus flight

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe has hit out at Aer Lingus after he was ejected from a flight for having 'fencing equipment'. The 24-year-old, who competes in the modern pentathlon, had been travelling to a competition as he steps up his preparations for this year's Rio Olympics when he was asked to leave his flight. Commenting on Facebook, he wrote: "I dedicate my...

women in aviation and space history

AMY JOHNSON In 1930, Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and did so with very little flying experience. She had only received her license in 1929, learning to fly at the London Aeroplane Club at Stag Lane, but she was an impressive secretary-turned-pilot who earned an aircraft ground engineer's license as well. Flying a Gipsy Moth named Jason, Jo...

The Bikini Airline Created Southeast Asia’s First Self-Made Female Billionaire

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is the 45 year old CEO and approximately 90% owner of VietJet, the first private airline to gain approval to operate in Vietnam. She expects to sell up to 30% of the airline in an IPO this year. She made her first million at 21 trading fax machines and latex rubber. Her other major holdings are in commercial real estate. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao with the CEO of Airbu...

Nine Celebrities With Amazing Airport Style​

It's a known fact that traveling can be an absolute headache. From the last-minute packing to waiting around endlessly at the security checkpoints, it can be easy to lose sight of the part that makes it all worthwhile: actually landing at your destination! But though flying can be a hassle, that doesn't mean you shouldn't look your best while doing it! For inspiration, look to the cele...

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I am still curious to discover new people, new companies. Still curious to find out the story, the way to the industry, the destiny if you want. Meeting with APERTUS Aviation was special for me, as...

New Boss To Simplify Rolls-Royce

Twelve months and 80 signatures: that is what it recently took Rolls-Royce to approve a small change requested by a supplier, symptomatic of a business that had become as complex as the engines it mak...

John Ratzenberger Becomes Official Ambassador of Elite Aviation Products

Elite Aviation Products is proud to share that television, film, and manufacturing aficionado John Ratzenberger is now the official ambassador our company! Mr. Ratzenberger is most...

Chairmen of West Ham 'lucky not to have been on board doomed Essex aircraft'

The chairmen of West Ham United have said they were fortunate not to be on the doomed aircraft doomed aircraft which crashed in Essex on Saturday, killing two people. David Sullivan and David...