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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...

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....


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...

Pascal Jallier to be new Vice President of Sabena VIP completion programmes

Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes. Jallier will be responsible for all VIP completion programmes from the completion centre in Bordeaux.   Philippe Rochet, Sabena’s Chief Operating Officer, said: "With his excellent record in the completions business and his commitment to customer...

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 his team, he will ensure that goods and services purchased by Bombardier’s four business segm...

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 first time during Sunday's game. "Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines go together l...

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...

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