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Aviation tycoon Ryan bankrolls furniture collection made out of old aircraft parts

Aviation tycoon Declan Ryan has provided seed capital to a designer who makes furniture out of retired aircraft. Ciara O'Toole - herself a pilot - has launched a collection of five pieces inspired by adventurer Amelia Earhart, who went missing over the Pacific in 1937. Ryan, son of Ryanair fo...

New sales leadership for Royal Brunei in UK

Royal Brunei Airlines has formally announced the appointment of Christina Vidos as UK country manager, joining as the airline celebrates its 25th year of flying from the destination. Vidos joins RB with a wealth of experience in the airline industry spanning over 30 years. As well as continuin...


Why some airlines are adopting MB packaging for inflight wifi

Earlier this year, we put the question of “why” to Panasonic Avionics VP Global Communications Services David Bruner, and asked him to forecast what the future holds for IFC data packages and pricing models. Our full interview is below. Note it was originally published to RGN Premium in January so all equipage and airline contract figures have moved to the right (Panasonic an...

Russia to take tit-for-tat measures if Ukraine bans Russian airlines’ flights — minister

Russia will take tit-for-tat measures if Ukraine bans flights across its territory for Russian airlines, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Friday. "We learned from media today that the government of Arseny Yatsenyuk plans to ban flights of the Aeroflot and Transaero airlines on Ukrainian territory. If the intentions are implemented into real documents of Ukraine’s air aut...

Kremlin calls Kiev’s decision to stop air service with Russia "another act of insanity"

Russian president’s press secretary said he doubted if Ukraine’s prime minister had the authority to halt air service with Russia. Kiev’s decision to stop air service with Russia, if it is really taken, will be another act of utter lunacy, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "I don’t know whether Russia’s aviation authori...

Wang Zhiqing Meets with Director of Laos Civil Aviation Department

Wang Zhiqing, Deputy Chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Yakua Lorpangkao, Director General of Laos' Civil Aviation Department in Beijing on Friday. During the meeting, the two parties exchanged in-depth views on strengthening exchanges and cooperation in the field of civil aviation between Laos and China.

Rubio’s campaign says flying Frontier is a ‘special kind of hell’

The grind of the presidential campaign trail is tough--even for the hardiest of candidates. The constant stream of airplanes and buses and drab hotel rooms can make any White House hopeful delirious. But while The Donald is jet setting on Air Trump, cost-conscious Marco Rubio's campaign is bottom feeding on Frontier, and none are too pleased. Rubio’s campaign manager Terry Sul...

Boeing's McNerney Believes ExIm Bank Will Continue

Boeing chairman Jim McNerney said he believes the US Export-Import Bank will get approval to reengage in new business. Boeing is one of the most strident campaigners for reauthorisation of the bank, which lent money to foreign buyers of US goods. The bank's charter lapsed on June 30 after conservatives in the US Congress cast it as a promoter of "crony capitalism." More Boeing...

Irkut Corporation was ranked first in terms of number of the best managers of Russian machine-building industry

Russian Managers Association and Kommersant newspaper named the best Russian managers following the results of Russian companies of 2014. Eight top-managers of Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) have made the list – it’s the maximum number of employees of a single company in the rating’s “Machine-building” section. The corporation’s top-mana...

IATA Senior Management Appointments

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced two senior management appointments: Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Senior Vice President for Safety and Flight Operations Nick Careen, Senior Vice President for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) Gilberto Lopez Meyer will take up his role as Senior Vice President for SFO on 1...

WestJet names H. Taylor new CFO

WestJet Airlines announced the appointment of Harry Taylor to the position of Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 26, 2015. Harry brings over 20 years of senior financial, operational and strategic experience in the retail and consumer products industries. He joins WestJet from Canadian Tire Corporation where he has worked since 2010, most recently...

Frugal Globetrotter President Xi Jinping Flies Air China Rather Than a Special "Air Force One"

The U.S. President Barack Obama uses his own plane -- widely known around the world simply by its air traffic control call sign, "Air Force One" -- and so does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. However, China has no special plane. When President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan flew to the U.S. they took a commercial flight. Xi and the first lady Peng Liyuan arrived in the...

President Xi Jinping Boarding Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner

Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is due to be delivered to Xiamen Airlines (FM) in the near future and had an interior tour of the airplane during his visit to Boeing's factory in Everett, Seattle on Wednesday. Accompanied by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner, President Xi boarded the Xiamen Airlines 787, Registration B-2763, experien...

Wang Zhiqing Meets with Embraer President and CEO

Wang Zhiqing, Deputy Chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Frederico Curado, president and CEO of Embraer in Beijing on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two parties exchanged in-depth views on strengthening exchanges and cooperation between Embraer and China's civil aviation sector.

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