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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 P...

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 U...


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.

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...

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

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Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

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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

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