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Godspeed, John Glenn

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation founder, former Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the age of 95.  Glenn was the last remaining member of the Mercury Seven – the iconic group of astronauts known for their charismatic charm and adventurous s...

Inside the secret world of celebrity travel and private jets

Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and every other A-lister in between – their Instagrams are full of private jet selfies and videos. But what’s it really like inside this world of elite travel? And is it even remotely affordable? I went to Farnborough TAG Airport as a guest of&nbs...


Designer of Soviet MiG jet fighters Mikoyan dies at 89

Vano Mikoyan, one of the developers of the MiG fighter jets for the Soviet and then Russian air force, has died at the age of 89, aircraft maker MiG said on Friday. Mikoyan is best-known for engineering the MiG-29 jet fighter, a warplane that entered service in the 1980s as the Soviet counterpart to the U.S. F-15 and F-16 fighters. Known as Fulcrum in the West, the MiG-29 is still used...

Boeing Names New Senior Leaders, Launches Integrated Services Business

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg today named Kevin G. McAllisterpresident and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role. Muilenburg also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the customer services groups within the company&...

Richard Branson is bringing us the next supersonic passenger aircraft

On Tuesday, the founder of Virgin Group is joining forces with Boom— an aircraft production startup — to unveil the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a prototype supersonic passenger airliner. The aircraft will reportedly provide 3.5-hour flights between New York and London for the "affordable" price of $5,000. Creating affordable supersonic flight has been on Branson&...

Wings of Business National Award - the essential to know from Mikhail Titov

Q.Mikhail ... how a TOP level professional in business aviation became a producer of Wings of Business National Award? Professionalism - is not abstract, but quite specific thing. When there are no work results, the professionalism becomes invisible. That is why, having a break in the continuous operational activities, I decided to organize an event, which is intended to become the main event o...

Jet Scout - let's get know each other better

Right after NBAA we had a great chance to talk to Stefano Costi, the Managing Director of Jet Scout, new innovative web booking platform. It is always better to get direct answers to direct questions to know each other better. Q.: Stefano! Your opinion regarding NBAA 2016, how was it this year ? A.: Like every year I felt a sort of optimism. However, the future will show if it was...

China's first female pilot of J-10 fighter jet dies in flying accident

The first Chinese woman to fly a ­J-10 fighter was remembered fondly on Sunday as a “golden peacock” after her death on Saturday in an air training accident. Yu Xu, 30, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed in Hebei province. Her co-pilot ejected in time. Yu’s classmates described her death as a “shock”, with some observers calling for higher training sta...

Luc Besson, Lexus Co-Pilot Design on ‘Valerian’ Spacecraft

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Lexus have unveiled their design for the car of the future, the Skyjet, which marks the start of an ongoing partnership between the companies. The 28th-century vehicle made its debut Thursday in the teaser trailer for the French director’s sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” The look of the single-seat pursuit craft, which...

Trump will have to say goodbye to Trump Force One

When he was running for president, Donald Trump boasted he would swap out Air Force One with his private jet. But now that he has won the presidency, can he really continue to use his personal aircraft? A US official told CNN it would be "nearly functionally impossible" for President Trump to fly on anything other than the Air Force One, which is owned by the US military. AF1, t...

Gagey to be replaced soon as Air France chief: newspaper

Frederic Gagey stands to lose his job as boss of French carrier Air France in early November when its parent Air France-KLM unveils a new strategic plan to the board, daily La Tribune said on Friday. Under the "Trust Together" plan to be announced on Nov. 3, Jean-Marc Janaillac, chairman and chief executive of Air France-KLM, will take on the additional responsibility of Air Fran...

easyJet appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

easyJet has appointed Peter Duffy to the role of Chief Commercial Officer bringing together all the airline’s revenue generation under one person. The role includes Peter’s previous areas of responsibility which include marketing, customer strategy and digital activity. Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented on the changes; “Peter has done a fantastic job ov...

French President François Hollande inaugurates Safran’s new R&D center near Paris

François Hollande, the President of France, today inaugurated Safran Electronics & Defense's new Research & Development center in Eragny-sur-Oise, in the Val d'Oise department north of Paris. This new facility is the leading research center in Europe for inertial navigation and tactical drones. Joining President Hollande at the inauguration ceremony were Ross McInnes, Cha...

Jen’s back! Emirates releases new advert with actress for its A380 service

Emirates airline has released a second advertisement for its Airbus A380 service featuring the Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The ad, published on Wednesday, was preceded by two teaser trailers. It features Aniston finding a child in her first-class cabin, then walking through the rest of the plane to find the boy’s parents in economy class. The spot was directe...

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LMI Aerospace Corporate Development & Strategy Leader Dickinson to Retire in 2016

LMI Aerospace Inc. has announced that its President of Corporate Development & Strategy Lawrence E. “Ed” Dickinson III, plans to retire by the end of the second quarter...

Marson Departs as Chief of Helibras

Airbus Helicopters subsidiary Helibras has announced the appointment of Richard Marelli as president, replacing Eduardo Marson. Marelli, 58, is an aeronautical engineer and French citizen, and has bee...

AerSale, Inc. Promotes Bill Thompson to Senior Vice President, Materials Division

AerSale, Inc. announced today that Bill Thompson has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Materials Division. In his new capacity Thompson will oversee AerSale’s global materi...

New Boss To Simplify Rolls-Royce

Twelve months and 80 signatures: that is what it recently took Rolls-Royce to approve a small change requested by a supplier, symptomatic of a business that had become as complex as the engines it mak...

Five talking points from the week in UAE business

Emirates makes its point The world had its first look at the new Emirates advert featuring Friends star Jennifer Aniston this week. The majority of feedback we’ve received has been posit...

Rejected flight attendant gets the ultimate revenge

TALK about an inspiration. Sibongile Sambo dreamt of being a flight attendant, but she failed to meet the minimum height requirement and was turned away by South African Airways. Instead of accepti...