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Exclusive NBAA-BACE 2017 Q&A with Inmarsat Aviation’s Kurt Weidemeyer

Twice per year business aviation celebrates “Christmas” - EBACE and NBAA-BACE. In your opinion, to what extent has the industry changed between these two events? It’s a very fast moving industry, so we’re seeing a lot of change even in the months since EBACE earlier this y...

RUAG’ Marco Michel second on the podium!

Marco Michel – former apprentice and now a polymechanics EFZ at RUAG Aviation – won silver in his vocational category at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi. RUAG is proud of the successful young talent. The SwissSkills team won 11 gold medals, six silver and three bronze medal...


Dave Edwards appointed as BACA CEO

BACA - The Air Charter Association makes a series of appointments to drive the ambitious development of the Association Dave Edwards has been appointed to the role of BACA CEO. The part-time appointment is part of BACA’s strategy to drive the Association forward. In addition to Edwards’ appointment, Madeleine Puzey has been promoted to the role of Business and Events Manager and a n...

Mikhail Vasilenko topped the rating of top-managers of transport companies

Managers of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport took leading positions in the 18-th annual TOP-1000 Russian Managers rating compiled by the Association of Russian Managers and the Kommersant Publishing House. The General Director of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport topped the rating of top-managers of transport companies. Anna Zakharenkova, the Director of Public Relations Department of J...

Gulfstream appoints regional sales managers at strategic locations in United States and Latin America

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed three regional sales managers (RSMs) at strategic locations in the United States and Latin America: Kirsten Krueger will serve the western United States, Pedro F. Ruiz Latin America and Florida, while Luiz Cezar Vieira Alves wil focus on the Brazilian market. The regional sales managers will work closely with regional vice presidents to cultivate lead...

EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting sen...

Inmarsat appoints Philip Balaam to head up Aviation business

Inmarsat announced that Philip Balaam, the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed to lead the Aviation Business Unit (ABU),following the decision by Leo Mondale to retire after 13 years at Inmarsat. Leo will retire in early 2018 and Inmarsat has taken the decision to appoint Philip Balaam as President of ABU now in order to facilitate a smooth transitio...

BACA Chairman completes 50k trek for charity RedR

BACA Chairman Richard Mumford has just completed a 50 kilometre trek for the charity RedR.  Richard took part in TrekFest, a 50km trek through the tough terrain of the English Peak District. RedR is BACA’s chosen charity for 2017, the organisation saves thousands of lives each year with the training they provide to aid workers worldwide. During his trek Richard set some impressive st...

Metrojet appoints Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer

Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Dolski as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 September, 2017. Gary will assume full management responsibility of Metrojet, overseeing its long term business development and strategic growth, as well as day to day operation...

Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of the global sales organization for new and pre-flown aircraft as well as the oversight of relationshi...

TAG Geneva’s FBO Lounges Showcase Summer Art Exhibition by Swiss Street Artist Joule Champod

An exclusive contemporary street art exhibition entitled The Caps Collection’ by the inspirationally talented Swiss graffiti artist Joule Champod will be on display throughout August and September at TAG Aviation’s state-of-the-art FBO lounges located at Geneva International Airport. ‘The Caps Collection’ pays homage to Joule Champod’s spray caps, which for an arti...

Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date With a degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University and an MBA from the London Business School, Gang spent nearly three years establishing Uber China’s business before it was acquired by Didi Chuxing in 2016. His experience in London with U...

Meet Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777

There are stories that remind us that we should never give up on our dreams. There are stories that prove that if our willpower is strong, then no matter how bumpy the road is, the heart can always achieve what it desires. One such encouraging story is of Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777. Born in Pathankot, Anny wanted to become a pilot ever since she was a chil...

Airbus welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Hamburg Finkenwerder

As part of their first official tour of Germany, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Finkenwerder Airbus site with their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Klaus Richter, Chairman of the Board of Airbus in Germany, welcomed the British Royal Family, who were accompanied by First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz. “It is a special honour to welcome The Duke and Duchess of...

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Welcome New Managing Director of TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre Farnborough

We say Welcome to a New Managing Director of TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Centre Farnborough - Thierry Barré! Thierry Barr√©, who joins TAG’s Maintenance Services Centre...

Boeing's McNerney Believes ExIm Bank Will Continue

Boeing chairman Jim McNerney said he believes the US Export-Import Bank will get approval to reengage in new business. Boeing is one of the most strident campaigners for reauthorisation of the bank...

Cargolux appoints new Regional Director Africa

Cargolux is pleased to announce that Jonathan Clark will join the company on 1 February 2016 as its new Regional Director Africa, based in Johannesburg. Jonathan Clark looks back on a long career i...

Chairmen of West Ham 'lucky not to have been on board doomed Essex aircraft'

The chairmen of West Ham United have said they were fortunate not to be on the doomed aircraft doomed aircraft which crashed in Essex on Saturday, killing two people. David Sullivan and David...

Flight Restrictions Imposed over William and Kate's House

Flight restrictions over the country home of Prince William and his wife Kate came into effect Sunday, with the authorities citing security considerations. Anmer Hall in Norfolk, eastern England, i...

Amadeus says IATA's NDC has 'wasted time and energy'

Amadeus vice president industry affairs Svend Leirvaag, speaking at the CAPA World Aviation Summit 2015, said (07-Oct-2015) IATA's new distribution capability (NDC) has "w...

From NBAA2015, Five Questions for Nevada U.S. Rep. Dina Titus

Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV) is attending NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) and will speak at today's Opening General Session to welcome attendees to her district. Sh...