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Air BP’s Olivia Stone elected as Joint Inspection Group’s first female Council Chair

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), marking the first female Chair in JIG’s 50-year history. IATA endorsed JIG, is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fue...

The Lack of Means to Service Engines Could Take a Toll on the Aviation Industry

“Timely maintenance, whether scheduled or unscheduled, is essential for the smooth operation of commercial airlines and ensures they can fly on a dependable schedule. The two components of maintenance are the aircraft itself and the engines. Not all MRO facilities are equipped to also per...


Dassault Falcon Jet Names Olivier Langeard Director Aftermarket Programs & Business Development

Olivier Langeard has been appointed Director, Aftermarket Programs & Business Development at Dassault Falcon Jet.  Langeard, who has been with Dassault Falcon Jet since 2003, arrives at his new position from DFJ’s subsidiary company, Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS). Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Langeard started out as a structural engineer and most recently was named head of b...

AIR FRANCE - KLM: Board of Directors appoints Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM CEO

The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, meeting on August 16, 2018, has decided to appoint Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer. Benjamin Smith is a reputed senior airline industry executive at international level. He has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, where he has been a key player in the airline's economic and commercial development, its...

Captain Peter Weger celebrates the end of a 50-year flying career

Last flight aboard a Dornier 328 turboprop from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Captain Peter Weger has rounded off a stellar 50 years of uninterrupted flying with a positioning flight of 328 Support Services GmbH’s Dornier 328 turboprop (D-CSNC) back from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. As one of Germany´s most experienced test pilots,...

AVIAÂ appoints Matt Smith as Vice President of Business Development

Helping business jet operators and aircraft owners save a significant amount of money on their mainstay purchases through group purchasing has convinced business aviation professional Matt Smith to commit to a new role – as Vice President of Business Development.   Used to a high-pressure environment, having working globally in a senior sales role with Air Charter Service Plc, M...

Boeing Sending Last Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson Back to Space

Veteran of three space shuttle missions will be first corporate astronaut to fly a new spacecraft with NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, who led the final space shuttle mission, will make his fourth spaceflight when he and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann take the new Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. The three pioneers will he...

FL Technics CEO Zilvinas Lapinskas on the trends of MRO industry

With over twenty years leading international enterprises and teams of 4000+ employees, Zilvinas Lapinskas boasts experience in development of new markets and customers, design and management of corporate commercial and marketing strategies, management and guidance of customer support and sales teams as well as other executive experience. With 9 years of experience in LEAN philosophy implementat...

Charlotte Pedersen - a woman in business aviation - the way to industry, point of view and vision for future

Each EBACE is a perfect opportunity to discuss with industry professionals, but sometimes due to over busy agenda best conversations are happening afterwards. This is exactly the case with this interview with Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters. Q. Your way in aviation - was it a dream since you were a little girl, was it a coincidence? A. I ended up in aviation by pure...

G. Ziemelis: Do We Still Have Competition in Aircraft Manufacturing?

Air travel today is down to a very exact science. When airlines are building their fleets, they have a multitude of factors to consider when carefully selecting which aircraft will best help them accomplish their desired mission. “Passenger volume and route distance will dictate if the airlinesneed a narrow- body or wide-body but when it comes to choosing an aircraft manufacturer there...

BACA appoints two new Council Members – Ilaria Iacobini and Kevin Ducksbury join the BACA Council

Ilaria Iacobini of Universal Aviation and Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation have been elected to join the Council of BACA - The Air Charter Association.  Their appointments come following the departure of two of the Council’s longest serving members; Bernard Keay and former Chairman Dick Gilbert. Ilaria Iacobini is the Ground Handling Sales Manager EMEA for Universal Aviation, the g...

Andy King from FLYT - ‘Best Start-Up’ at Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards

EBACE 2018 was the moment to discover some new companies and new people in business aviation. I would love to share one of them: Andy King from FLYT, awarded as "Best Start-Up" by Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards. Q. How you ended up in business aviation - was it a dream since childhood, was it by occasion, by your choice? A. As a child I was fascinated by aircraft, I...

Hurricane Industry: Sectors for Success. Turning the tide towards true regional resilience

by ir. Damien Richardson Caribbean Billion Dollar Mountains Living among the green mountains  Overwhelmed by the vast arrangement of colors Floating like leaves on trees  Wrapped in royal apparel with tones of  Purple, red, blue, orange, and yellow As we arise in spirit and mind  We climb together in recreational mode  to top of hurricane pinnacl...

G. Ziemelis: Real Benefits to Aviation from a Virtual Source

From video games to aviation, and even video games about aviation, virtual reality has a strong foothold in society; and thanks to rapidly developing technologies virtual reality is earning an invaluable place in the very real field of aviation. More effective training for pilots and mechanics In the purest sense, virtual reality is already implemented effectively in flight training through...

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Welcome TAG Aviation New Director of Flight Operations

Please, a warm welcome - Mr Pete Beilby just appointed as TAG Aviation Director of Flight Operations for the UK and Malta! Congratulations! Mr Beilby first reaction:  &ldqu...

Working on the right balance – Ringo Fan, APERTUS Aviation

I am still curious to discover new people, new companies. Still curious to find out the story, the way to the industry, the destiny if you want. Meeting with APERTUS Aviation was special for me, as...

Where a school project can bring you – a Take Off Ready experience

We are still asking industry people regarding their way to aviation Business. This time we had an opportunity to talk during EBACE with Per Marthinsson, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Av...

Florent Series – I was meant to find my role in business aviation

One more extremely interesting meeting during EBACE 2019 – Florent Series, Vice president Sales & Marketing, Aircraft management & Charter of TAG Aviation Europe. The company I have t...

Keynote speakers at EBACE2019 -Aerospace Innovators and Policymakers

Each event is paying special attention to the choice of keynote speakers, as they are personalities, capable to inspire, to lead the industry. So, just some days before EBACE official start in Gene...

New partnership - Alsim and F1 pilot of the Sky Mélanie Astles

Great announcement from Alsim - new partnership - with the first female Red Bull Air Race winner and French aerobatics champion Mélanie Astles. Mélanie knows her way aroun...

Haute Couture in the Sky - Didier Wolff - Créateur on very large format

First, it was the meeting with an amazing livery design by Happy Design Studio, then I had the opportunity to meet the author - Didier Wolff. And then, more and more of his creation' discover...