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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 Int...

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...


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.', '...

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 was vice president of supplier management for Boeing Military Aircraft and also held the same posit...

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 appointments were decided at the carrier’s board meeting on Aug. 31, and are not related to the ...

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...

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Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

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Thales appoints a new Executive Vice President, Land & Air Systems

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New Aerobatics course from Patty Wagstaff & Sportys

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