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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...

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 con...


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.

Sir Angus Houston awarded Oswald Watt Gold Medal

Sir Angus Houston has been awarded the Oswald Watt Gold Medal for his role in the search for MH370 and his work as Australia’s special envoy to Ukraine after the shooting of MH17. The retired Air Chief Marshal and current chairman of Airservices was presented with his medal at Canberra’s Parliament House on Tuesday night, where he delivered the Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial lect...

HAECO names J. Lawrence new VP of Planning, Pricing and Production Control

HAECO Americas announced today that Jeff Lawrence will join the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) leadership team as Vice President of Planning, Pricing and Production Control. Jeff will assume responsibilities that have been held by Lon Chaney, who has announced his plans to retire by the end of 2015. In his new role, Jeff will focus on work underway to consolidate plannin...

Vector Aerospace hires new regional sales managers for Asia and Europe

Vector Aerospace has hired two new regional sales managers to join the Vector rotary-wing sales team to grow business in both Asia and Europe. Regional Sales Manager, Asia – Lewis Ho was previously a Business Development and Sales Director for UTC Aerospace Systems Aerostructures Division selling reverse thrusters, pylons and other polymer products for commercial and military fixed-wing airc...

Virgin Australia director Joshua Bayliss steps down

The Virgin Group’s representative on the Virgin Australia board Joshua Bayliss has stepped down from the airline’s board after almost four and a half years as a director. Virgin Australia said on Wednesday Bayliss has been replaced as the Virgin Group’s representative by John Patrick Moorhead, who is chief financial officer at the Virgin Group and had been Bayliss’s alte...

Gulfstream names B.Durrence new Engineering VP

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Brian Durrence vice president of Engineering. He reports to Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. A 25-year Gulfstream veteran, Durrence started with the company as a structural engineer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to project engineer and project engineering manager before becoming chief engineer in 2010. Du...

Belarusian athlete Kirill Shimko was able to hold two Yak-52 aircraft in position during takeoff

Belarusian athlete Kirill Shimko was able to hold two Yak-52 aircraft in position with his hands during takeoff, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Belorusskaya sluzhba novostei (BSN). This stunt was performed at Borovaya airfield (Minsk) on request of Nippon TV channel (Japan), which is shooting a TV series about journeys to different countries. The journalists were present at the airfield whe...

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