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Kerstin Halfmann-Kleisinger Named Head of Sales at Austrian Airlines

Kerstin Halfmann-Kleisinger will take over the management of the Sales division at Austrian Airlines as of October 1, 2015. The graduate in business administration and full-fledged airline specialist succeeds Tatjana Lulevic-Heyny, who already left the company at the end of January 2015. Andreas...

Dmitry Saprykin is appointed as General Director of Transaero Airlines

On September 7, 2015, Transaero held the meeting of the Board of Directors. The agenda of the meeting included organizational issues. The Board of Directors made a decision to relieve Dmitry Erzakovich of duties of Chairman of the Executive Board — General Director of the airline. Dmitry...


Gulfstream Names Sheryl Bunton Chief Information Officer

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that Sheryl Bunton has been named the company’s chief information officer (CIO). Bunton reports to Dan Clare, chief financial officer, Gulfstream. Bunton is responsible for establishing and leading the delivery of technology solutions and strategies across the enterprise. “Sheryl brings a tremendous amount of professional, industry and l...

Katy Perry To 'Roar' In Dubai

 American singer and songwriter Katy Perry, and Britain's Got Talent finalists Jack Pack are set to perform at the Dubai Airshow in November. Dubai Airports is launching musicDXB, a new initiative designed to connect the world through music, on November 11, with an airport pop-up performance by Jack Pack. Also read: Katy Perry 'faked' confidence in initial days Katy Perry...

Alaska Airlines Appoints New Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control

Alaska Airlines has named 26-year aviation veteran John Ladner managing director of fleet, standards and operational control, a position he previously held from 2010-2011. In his new role Ladner will define the standards by which Alaska operates company aircraft and qualifies pilots, and validate that those standards are being followed. Ladner replaces Tom Kemp, who was recently promoted to vice p...

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 Programs. On the Procurement side, Comlux America is appointing Philippe Karam as Chief Procureme...

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.” A week after assuming the CEO position after the departure of predecessor Jeff Smisek, Munoz prom...

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...

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