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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...

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 managem...


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...

Superjet move for Iran as Sattari visits Moscow show

Reports that Iran's days of buying Russian aircraft are over, have been scuppered by the country's vice president for science and technology, Sorena Sattari, who attended MAKS - Russia's largest air show near Moscow this week. Sattari spent more than two hours touring exhibits with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He paid special attention to Sukhoi Superjet. According to the...

Mohamed Bouderbala steps up as new chief executive for Air Algerie

Air Algerie is hoping to draw a line in the sand with the appointment of new chief executive Mohamed Bouderbala. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard look at the challenges facing Algeria's flag-carrier.  Mohamed Bouderbala takes to the helm of Air Algerie following a tumultuous period at the state-owned flag-carrier, which suffered its worst ever disaster in 2014 and is coming under inc...

Metal band Iron Maiden to fly with Air Atlanta Icelandic

British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have announced they will be chartering a B747-400(F) fromAir Atlanta Icelandic (CC, Reykjavik Keflavik) for their upcoming 2016 The Book of Souls World Tour. Unlike previous tours which used a B757-200 chartered from Astraeus (5W, London Gatwick), TF-AMI (msn 27066) will not require extensive reconfiguration. &quo...

Empire Airlines announced changes in the executive structure

Empire Airlines, Inc. President and CEO Tim Komberec recently announced changes in the executive structure of the company. Scott Marikis was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Scott has been with Empire for eight years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has over twenty years of senior-level general management and financial experience in various industries...

Virgin Galactic names new pilot for world's first commercial space line

Virgin Galactic, owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group, has named Nicola Pecile as the world's first commercial spacecraft's new pilot. Pecil joins Virgin Galactic after four years at the National Test Pilot School (NTPS) in Mojave, with 20 years spent in the Italian Air Force prior to this. He served as a fighter pilot and later as an experimental t...

WestJet welcomes Mark Porter as EVP, People and Culture

WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Porter to the position of Executive Vice-President, People and Culture, effective October 26, 2015. Mark joins WestJet from Shaw Communications where he was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, for almost 10 years. Prior to his work with Shaw, Mark was with Molson Canada where he held several senior human resources positions includin...

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