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Comlux America Reinforces Its Management Team in Indianapolis and Programs

Comlux America is pleased to announce the reinforcement of its management team in Indianapolis IN. With the Wide Body hangar extension and the arrival this summer of its first wide body ACJ330 for completion, the company has decided to strengthen its organization in key functions of Procurement and...

United CEO to Frequent Flyers: ‘We Can Do Better’

Without mentioning anything about the circumstances that find him running the airline, United’s new CEO Oscar Munoz sent an email to MileagePlus members yesterday pledging, “We can do better, and will keep listening to our customers to become the top-performing airline.”...


Thomas Klühr appointed new 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, along with flatter hierarchies. Harry Hohmeister, who is already a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, will take charge of the newly-create...

Li Jiaxiang Met with Latvia Minister of Transport

Chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Li Jiaxiang met with Latvia's Minister of Transport Kaspars Ozoliņš on Sep. 15 in Beijing. During the meeting, the two sides conducted exchanges of cooperation between China and Latvia in the civil aviation industry.

West Star Aviation's Gary Edwards retired and Mark Birmingham promoted

West Star Aviation’s Gary Edwards, with 37 years in aviation, has retired. Gary had been leading the aircraft paint programs at West Star’s Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location for 22 years. He was instrumental in developing the reputation of quality work by the company. Mark Birmingham, an employee for eight years at West Star, has been promoted as the new Paint Program Manager at...

EASA welcomes Ricardo Génova as new Flight Standards Director

EASA welcomed Ricardo Génova as the new Agency’s Flight Standards Director. In his new function, Ricardo will be responsible of the oversight of EU Member States and the approval of aviation organisations around the globe. He will also be in charge of the development and update of the regulatory material.

TransAsia Airways Chairman Charged for Driving Recklessly

The chairman of accident-plagued TransAsia Airways was formally charged Tuesday for driving recklessly when he caused the injury of a motorcyclist earlier this year. The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said that on March 14, Vincent Lin made an illegal lane change in his Porsche in a mountainous part of Xindian in New Taipei, forcing a motorcycle in the oncoming lane off the road....

VAS Aero Services Announces Tommy Hughes as New CEO

VAS Aero Services, a global leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, reported today that it has named VAS’ Chief Commercial Officer and distinguished aviation industry executive Tommy Hughes as the Florida-based company’s new Chief Executive Officer and shareholder. A prominent and longtime professional with decades of experience in aviation and aerospace, Mr. Hug...

Cargolux appoints Christian Thiele as Country Manager Germany

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has appointed Christian Thiele as its new Country Manager Germany; he succeeds Tony McNichol in this role. Mr. Thiele will take over his new position in October. Christian Thiele is a proven cargo specialist and executive in the cargo industry. In over 30 years, he gained a comprehensive understanding of the business by building his career from the ground up...

Trailblazing trans pilot Jessica Taylor pushes for equality

“Are you the Caitlyn Jenner of airline pilots?” I ask Jessica Taylor as she is fresh off a turn flying from Aspen to Los Angeles. Taylor flies on the Aspen route network, known as one of the most demanding for pilots in the US. I hope I’m not being overly forthright, and Taylor laughs. She says she’s glad for the media attention on Jenner as the Olympian begins to live h...

Plane Used by Tom Cruise Movie Crew Crashes in Colombia

A small plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia on Friday, killing two people, including a Los Angeles-based film pilot, and seriously injuring a third, the country's civilian aviation authority said. An official with the aviation agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter, said Cruise wa...

Lufthansa Technik: Dr. Jens Krueger - Head of Corporate Communications & Political Affairs

On 1 October, Dr. Jens Krueger (43) will become Head of the Corporate Communications & Political Affairs at Lufthansa Technik AG in  Hamburg. He succeeds Bernd Habbel, who retired on June 30. The trained journalist who studied economic history previously held a similar position with marine electronics specialists Atlas  Elektronik, the German Aerospace Industries Assoc...

Virgin Australia Boss Opens New Terminal Facilities in Brisbane

International business icon and Virgin founder Richard Branson walked the red carpet to officially open new facilities at Brisbane's domestic airport on Wednesday. Fresh off the plane from Sydney, Branson opened Virgin Australia's new terminal facilities - a lounge and terminal upgrades. Virgin Australia's latest move came after rival Qantas last month announced it woul...

United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also announced that Jeff Smi...

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Stelios demands detailed figures from Fastjet

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