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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...

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&nb...


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...

Rockwell Collins Appoints Rick Schmidt Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Collins today announced that Rick Schmidt has been named vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, effective immediately. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development. “Rick’s strong focus on M&A, financial acumen, and project management expertise will be of considerable value to the corporation as we aggressively pursue our long-term g...

Daryl Taylor joins Airbus Americas U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile

Airbus today announced Daryl Taylor has joined its leadership team at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. Taylor will train at the aircraft manufacturer’s assembly facilities in Europe before returning to transition duties and assume operational oversight of the facility as the Vice President and General Manager. The Vice President and General Manager is currently Dr....

Malaysia Airlines Announces Leadership Appointments for Executive Counsel and Head, Marketing

Malaysia Airlines today officially announced the appointment of two leadership positions – Nik Azli Abu Zahar as Executive Counsel with effect from 1st November 2015 and Charles D. McKee as Head of Marketing with effect from 14th September 2015. Announcing the appointment, Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer Designate Christoph Mueller said “On behalf of the man...

American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications

American Airlines Group Inc. today announced Ron DeFeo will join the company as Vice President – Global Communications. In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President – People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo’s appointment f...

Intrepid Aviation Announces Executive Appointments

Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce that Olaf Sachau, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, and Doug Winter, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, has been promoted to the newly created position of President & Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Sachau and Mr. Winter will take over the leadership responsibility from Frank Pray, Intre...

Man Born on Turkish Airlines Plane Becomes Turkish Airlines Flight Attendant

You have to love it when life comes full circle. That has been the case for Erkan Geldi. In 1990, Geldi's mother went into labor unexpectedly on a Turkish Airlines flight from Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt. It just so happened to be his mother's first flight ever - talk about an in-flight surprise! Geldi's mother named him in honor of the pilot of that plane. Fast for...

Terry Vais to Succeed Alex Marren as ExpressJet Chief Operating Officer; Brad Sheehan Named Senior Vice President Operations

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) announced today the selection of Terry Vais as Chief Operating Officer of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2015. He will succeed Alex Marren, who has accepted a promotion as Executive Vice President at Hertz Corporation. As Chief Operating Officer, Vais will oversee ExpressJet’s operations and activities, including Flight Operations, In-Fli...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Tom Cruise

THOMAS CRUISE (Actor) COMMERCIAL PILOT 04/03/1998  AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND  INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE  PRIVATE PRIVILEGES AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND  Tom Cruise became a top-tier movie star after playing Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun (1986), which helped fuel his love for flying. He got his private pilot’s license in 1994, and has s...

Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - Harrison Ford

HARRISON FORD (Actor) PRIVATE PILOT 05/06/2005 (Last Update) AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE SEA AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE ROTORCRAFT-HELICOPTER Type Ratings: P/CE-525 Long before he was the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford had an interest in flying. In the ‘60s he took aviation classes at the Wild Rose...

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Lufthansa introduces Thomas Winkelmann

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