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Boeing Defence Australia names Ken Shaw as new managing director

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) will have a new managing director from September following the appointment of Ken Shaw to the role. Shaw replaces Kim Gillis, who was named deputy secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within Defence in August. Previously, Shaw...

Transaero reshuffles management; Pleshakova resigns as CEO

Transaero Airlines CEO Olga Pleshakova has resigned and has become chairman of the board, the carrier said in a statement. Dmitry Yerzakovich has been appointed new CEO. Former board chairman Alexander Pleshakov remains as a board member and managing director. Transaero said the management appoin...


ConnectJets Founder Gabriella Somerville to Be Awarded Honorary Global Exemplary Award for Entrepreneurship 2015

Gabriella Somerville, the founding managing director of London based business aviation charter and sales company ConnectJets, is to be presented with the Honorary Global Exemplary Award for Entrepreneurship 2015 by the EU-WIIN (European Union - Women Inventors & Innovators Network).  The award, originally launched five years ago, to celebrate the achievements of women working in tradition...

Airbus helicopters name G.Steuer as Head of external communication

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 Studies in jour...

Singapore Airlines Names Peter Seah As Deputy Chairman

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat to its Board as Deputy Chairman, with effect from 1 September 2015. Mr Seah, 69, will be an independent non-executive director. He will join the Board Executive Committee and the Board Compensation and Industrial Relations Committee. A well-known business figure, Mr Seah is Chairman of DBS Group Hol...

New Managing Director at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services Dr. Christian Langer Takes on New Role

Dr. Christian Langer (44) has been appointed as Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) with effect from September 1, 2015. He takes over this role from Andreas Meisel, who moved from this position after more than four years to join Ameco Beijing as Chief MRO Operation Officer of the Executive Management. Dr. Christian Langer has been employed at Lufthansa Technik since...

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president corporate and international affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President UAE Sales. James Hogan, Etihad Airways&...

Spairliners' Board names Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO, Benoît Crombois appointed new CFO

Spairliners GmbH, supplier of aircraft component support, announced today changes to its two Managing Directors. The Supervisory Board appointed the former CFO, Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO of Spairliners. At the same time, Benoît Crombois has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Both directors assumed their role on August 01, 2015. Sven-U...

Ready for take off! Fergie and Josh Duhamel celebrate son Axl's second birthday with aviation-themed bash

She wished her 'little maverick' a happy birthday on Instagram. And in that fashion, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, 42, appeared to take inspiration from aviation when they celebrated their son Axl's second birthday at the Chin Chin restaurant in Los Angeles' Brentwood area. On Saturday, the couple were spotted at the eatery with their little one, who wore a pilot's...

Regional Airline Association appoints new president

On Aug. 28, Faye Malarkey Black was appointed president of the Washington, DC-based Regional Airline Association(RAA). Black had served as interim president of the industry trade group since Feb. 9, following the resignation of RAA’s previous president Roger Cohen. Previously, Black was RAA’s SVP government affairs; she has worked for the association since 1998. "Faye...

Tony Tyler to Retire as IATA Director General and CEO in June 2016

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. “Tony Tyler is a very effective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as Director General and CEO. I regret that he will be leaving the Association, but...

Okay Airways Chairman Donates 500,000 Yuan for Firefighters Killed in Tianjin Blasts

Mr. Wang Shusheng, chairman of Okay Airways (BK) made a personal donation of 500,000 yuan on Aug. 14 to the families of firefighters who lost their lives in Tianjin blasts. The money was donated through Tianjin Society for Promotion of the Guangcai Program to offer condolences to the families of the martyrs. 

Etihad Airways Appoints Lindsay White Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific. In this role, Mr White will assume responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region, adding China, Japan, Korea and Thailand to his current portfolio of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and...

Dr Temel Kotil to speak at ACI Airport Exchange

General Manager and CEO of Turkish Airlines Dr Temel Kotil is to deliver the keynote speech at the Istanbul New Airport Development Conference.The conference will be a key feature of this years ACI Airport Exchange, hosted by İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş who are due to open the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport in 2018. The ACI Airport Exchange is to be held in Istanbul and is expecting t...

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