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Brégier: Airbus confident of A320neo delivery in 2015

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier is confident the European manufacturer will meet a year-end deadline to bring its A320neo into commercial service. The statement followed last week’s “minor damage” to one of the test aircraft’s engines. MSN6101, the first A320neo pro...

Five talking points from the week in UAE business

Emirates makes its point The world had its first look at the new Emirates advert featuring Friends star Jennifer Aniston this week. The majority of feedback we’ve received has been positive, as the Dubai carrier’s ad notched up nearly a million YouTube views in its first day and...


Equiom appoints new Managing Director

Equiom has appointed Aidan Davin their new Managing Director. Davin has served as Equiom’s Group Client Services Director for the past two years but steps into his new role on 1st October 2015. Davin said: “I am looking forward to taking up the position of Managing Director at Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited. Paul has done a fabulous job and leaves the business in great shape....

Jennifer Aniston’s Emirates Advertising Debut Is a Passenger Experience Nightmare

Jennifer Aniston has made her debut as the face of Emirates Airlines’ latest campaign with a quirky and humorous video that highlights the nightmare of air travel in anything but luxury. In the video, Aniston dreams that she’s on a plane with no shower or bar, and is mocked by flight attendants for asking. Fortunately, she wakes up in First Class on an Emirates A380, so all is well...

Qantas’s Joyce named airline CEO of the year

Aviation consulting house CAPA – Centre For Aviation has recognised Qantas and its chief executive Alan Joyce for the airline’s recent revival. Qantas received the airline turnaround of the year award, while Joyce was named airline chief executive of the year, at the World Aviation Summit held in Helsinki. CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison described Qantas’s retur...

A Conversation with Media Mogul Bob Pittman

The man who gave us MTV and now heads the largest radio-station company in the U.S. doesn’t like to waste a minute. That’s one of many reasons why he loves business jets. Bob Pittman’s resume testifies to his obsession with productivity. Perhaps best known for having led the team that founded MTV, he has also been CEO of AOL, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Re...

Lufthansa announces new United States sales director

Lawrence Ryan has been appointed director of sales, USA for the Lufthansa Group. He is responsible for sales and promotional activities, overseeing corporate, retail, online travel agencies, group sales and leisure/specialty sales segments for key account management and field sales teams. Ryan succeeds Don Bunkenburg, who will take over the role of general manager for Japan, Lufthansa German...

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS navigation system

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS global navigation system, Non-commercial partnership GLONASS President Alexander Gurko told Interfax-AVN. “Sergey Karutin, employee of TsNIIMASH was appointed General Designer of GLONASS system,” A.Gurko said. It was reported earlier that an institution of General Designers of weapons and military equipment is being establi...

Lagerfeld invites you to travel on "Chanel Airlines"

Embarking on "Chanel Airlines":exactly in that airport terminal decor Karl Lagerfeld presented on Tuesday spring-summer collection 2016 streetwear key when randomly, air transport is top turbulent social event. Under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a real airport terminal, everything was right there: check-in desks,luggage, ground personnel, scoreboards fl...

Fast jet announces change of directorate

Fast jet has announced a change of directorate as Nick Caine, chief financial officer, leave the company. The search for Caine’s successor is underway as he plans to return to Australia next year to continue his career nearer to his family and home.   “Nick has made an invaluable contribution to the development of fastjet, in particular in restructuring the finance func...

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 Gold were scheduled to fly from Stapleford Airport to the north east where their team had a Premier League match with Sunderland. The pair could have flown on either one of the two light aircraft a...

Business or science? Choose both, urges Airbus marketing exec

Anaïs Marzo da Costa, Airbus’ newly appointed Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing is, unusually for someone in her team, not from an engineering background. “Normally at Airbus, when you’re in marketing you’re an aeronautical engineer, and I am not,” Marzo da Costa laughed as she sat down with Runway Girl Network, fresh from presenting a Comfort and Ambienc...

Thomas Klühr appointed SWISS CEO

Thomas Klühr is to succeed Harry Hohmeister as CEO of SWISS in February 2016, as part of a broader realignment of the Lufthansa Group. The new group organization is designed to provide a more functional alignment and thrust, alongwith flatter hierarchies. Harry Hohmeister, who is already a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, will take charge of the newly-created position of Hub...

New appointments for Ryanair

Ryanair has made a number of new senior appointments to its management team. John Tuite - Head of Finance. John joins Ryanair having previously been Head of Finance at Bank of Ireland Corporate. He has spent the past 21 years working for the Bank of Ireland Group, holding a range of senior roles. Eamonn Hackett - Group Treasurer. Eamonn joins Ryanair having previously been Deputy Head of Sup...

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Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

There is a life in aviation post covid19, there are countries with aviation industry recovery story more than interesting, as an example in order to see how it is possible to manage to crisis, the pre...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track...

Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintain...

Government investment in airBaltic will return multiple times for Latvia - Martin Gauss

On May 11, the CEO of airBaltic Martin Gauss presented and shared the experience on how airBaltic is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how the new business strategy looks and what the f...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely m...

First Officer Tessa Naran - Faces of Norwegian

Name: Tessa Naran Position: First Officer, London Gatwick, LGW  How long have you been flying for Norwegian? I joined Norwegian in November 2018. Can you give us a brie...

Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs

Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral wit...