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Bombardier New Appointments

Today, Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Nico Buchholz as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). In this new position, Mr. Buchholz will lead the Corporation’s supply chain activities and closely manage relations with suppliers across the global value chain. With...

Russell Wilson Extends Partnership with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson today announced that Wilson has extended his exclusive, multi-year partnership as the airline's Chief Football Officer. The airline is also debuting three brand-new television commercials starring Wilson, that air for the...


Qantas Announces Hugh Jackman as Global Ambassador

The "Boy from Oz" Hugh Jackman and Australia's national carrier Qantas have announced a new partnership to promote Australia on the global stage. The award-winning actor has signed on to become an official global ambassador for the airline and will also work with Qantas on community projects in Australia, with further detail to be announced soon. The international sup...

Why Would The Private Sector Want The FAA To Go Private?

On Wednesday Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group Inc., the U.S.holding company for the North American activities of Airbus Group, spoke at a luncheon at the International Aviation Club Washington, D.C. in which he made it clear the private sector should oversee the functions of U.S air traffic control system. I guess letting the wolves (private sector) oversee the safety and ca...

Stobart Aviation has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations

Stobart Aviation – which operates London Southend Airport and also Carlisle Lake District Airport – has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations. Glyn Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation and Jon Horne as Chief Operating Officer, with effect from 1 September 2015. Both bring a wealth of experience of the aviation and log...

HAECO Group names new senior managers

HAECO Group today announced seven senior management appointments, which will be effective from September 2015. James Barrington is appointed Group Director Airframe Services. He was previously Director Corporate Development of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. Greg Hughes is appointed Group Director Components & Engine Services. He was previously Commercial Director and Chief Operating Off...

Slash Airport Taxes and Reform Visas for Chinese Visitors, British Airways Boss Urges Osborne

The head of the company behind British Airways has stepped up his campaign to cut aviation taxes and reform visas for Chinese visitors, urging George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to implement the measures to boost tourism to Britain. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Airlines Group, has written a letter to Mr Osborne calling on him to cut Air Passenger Du...

Cathay Pacific announces change of Directors

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific” or the “Company”) announces that: (1) Mr. William Edward James Barrington has resigned as an Executive Director; and (2) Mr. Yau Ying Wah (Algernon) has been appointed as an Executive Director, such resignation and appointment to take effect on 7th September 2015. Mr. W...

IFE Film Review: Muddled, confusing Aloha gets lost in paradise

Hollywood has a long, rich history of great filmmakers completely losing their minds on location, especially in remote, tropical locales. A whisky-swilling John Huston spent more time hunting elephants than directing while shooting The African Queen in the Belgian Congo; Werner Herzog literally lost his mind in the Peruvian rainforest on the set of Fitzcarraldo; and Francis Ford Cop...

Donald Trump's Big Boost: His Own Air Fleet

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has a big advantage hidden in plain sight: Trump Air. Mr. Trump's fleet of private aircraft, which includes a Boeing 757, a Cessna Citation X and three Sikorsky helicopters, whisks the billionaire executive to Republican primary events in far-flung locales, some of them difficult to reach by commercial planes. The fleet also allows Mr. Trump...

Airbus Helicopters appoints Guillaume Steuer as Head of External Communications

As from 1 of September Guillaume Steuer is reporting to Vice President of Corporate Communications Yves Barillé and is managing all external communications activities for Airbus Helicopters. Since June 2014, Guillaume Steuer has held the position of Media & Communication Officer with the European Defence Agency in Brussels - Belgium. After obtaining a European diploma of Higher Studie...

Ryanair’s CEO on Trans-Atlantic Service, In-Flight Wi-Fi and Unbundling

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary addressed the press in Copenhagen yesterday to announce 15 new routes to Europe out of the Danish capital, despite the airline’s ongoing dispute with Danish labor unions, which forced Ryanair to close its bases in at Copenhagen and Billund airports. Skift met with O’Leary in Copenhagen to discuss the airline’s evolution as...

Etihad Airways names S.Ismail as Vice president service and hospitality

Etihad Airways has appointed Sajida Ismail as Vice President Service and Hospitality to lead service design and development of the hospitality culture across all areas of the business. Reporting to Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, Ms Ismail will be responsible for the design of Etihad Airways’ award-winning signature service at all customer touch...

John Ratzenberger Becomes Official Ambassador of Elite Aviation Products

Elite Aviation Products is proud to share that television, film, and manufacturing aficionado John Ratzenberger is now the official ambassador our company! Mr. Ratzenberger is most widely known for his role as "Cliff Claven" on Cheers, as well as multiple voice acting roles in movies like the 'Toy Story' series, 'Planes', 'Monsters Inc.', '...

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Bombardier Appoints New Vice President, Investor Relations

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