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Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extended for 5 years

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’...

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said the fallout from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will weigh on the discount carrier’s profit for as long as four years. The process of the U.K. negotiating its way out of the bloc, which could take t...


Bombardier Business Aircraft Sharpens its Customer Focus with Reorganized Leadership Team

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced strategic changes to its leadership team and organizational structure. The changes, which take effect immediately, are designed to optimize functional alignment and strengthen the company’s customer experience. Jean-Christophe Gallagher, formerly Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Innovation, has been named Vice President and General Manager, Cu...

Special guest - Director Comlux Russia & CIS Mikhail Kirillov

The Comlux brand is strongly associated for business aviation customers with amazingservice quality. As the name of the company - comfort and luxury, as it is encrypted some of basic principles Comlux is operating with already over 20 years. We could discuss the brand and comany long enough, but it makes sence to listen to a professional. Welcome our quest today - Director Coml...

Qatar CEO close to Boeing orders as he voices frustration with Airbus

Qatar Airways is believed to be moving closer to ordering Boeing 737Maz aircraft as its CEO, Akbar Al Baker becomes increasingly frustrated with European manufacturer. Airbus over delays on two key programmes. This week he cancelled two more of the A320neos - part of a deal for 80 jets which Al Baker previously warned could be in jeopardy due to engine cooling issues, while deferring delive...

TAG Asia Appoints Jolie Howard as Chief Executive Officer

TAG Aviation Asia announced the appointment of Jolie Howard as Chief Executive Officer of TAG Aviation Asia, effective November 2016. Ms Howard was the very first employee to be engaged by TAG Asia when the company commenced its business in the region in 2006. Serving as the Director of Business Development until 2013 Ms Howard was a catalyst in helping to build the managed aircraft fleet to over...

Alexandre de Juniac Takes the Reins at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organization. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “I am excited to be taking on this great responsibility. IATA plays a critical role...

Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies

Joe Sutter, the man who led development of Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, has died aged 95. Boeing's commercial aircraft boss Ray Conner said Sutter was "an inspiration" not just to Boeing but "to the entire aerospace industry". The 747, which ushered in the long-haul travel era, first flew in 1969 before making its commercial debut in 1970. It only lost its status as...

Russian business Aviation, All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws

Today we have a unique possibility to talk with Mikhail Titov, who can be considered involved in the creation of the young Russian business aviation industry which was born in Russia at the middle of ninetieth. General Manager of "RUSAERO", the largest Russian business aviation handling network company for about twenty years, Mikhail was personally involved in the creation of many b...

UAE’s first female A380 pilot aims to fly high

Her sister is the country’s first female fighter pilot. Her brother flies a helicopter. So it is no surprise that Aisha Al Mansouri has become the UAE’s first female pilot of an A380. Ms Al Mansouri watched brother Ali earn his flying credentials and join Abu Dhabi Police, then saw her sister, Maj Mariam Al Mansouri, make headlines as she led the UAE mission against ISIL in Iraq....

Carlo Logli to step down as Piaggio Aerospace chief executive

Carlo Logli is stepping down as chief executive of Piaggio Aerospace and will be replaced in the interim by the company’s chief operating officer Renato Vaghi. The announcement comes three weeks after the Italian airframer – wholly owned by Abu Dhabi investment house Mubadala – published its industrial plan. This involves a major reshaping of Piaggio’s portfolio to posit...

Boeing’s Crabtree optimistic for the rest of the year

The first half of the year has certainly been a rough  ride to date for the air cargo industry, but there is optimism in the air. Boeing’s Tom Crabtree, who is the US aircraft manufacturer’s air cargo airline market analyst, is sure there are better months on the horizon. He feels the industry is still on track to achieve growth in 2016 compared to 2015, and forecasts a bett...

Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation

On May 30, 2016, Norwegian aerial work and passenger transport provider Nor Aviation received its third H125 in Marignane, France. On the occasion of the delivery, female flight operations manager and pilot Aga Tone sat down to chat with Airbus Helicopters about her experience as a woman in the helicopter world. What led you to become a helicopter pilot? My father was an avionics technic...

Volga-Dnepr Group reports changes in the management team

Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC resigns after three years of work in accordance with mutual agreements. Denis V. Ilyin started his management career in AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC as Director of Operations. From 2006 till 2008 he worked as General Director of the Airline and later rejoined AirBridgeCargo team in 2013 to hold the position of Executive Presi...

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President Asia-Pacific, Airbus appointed - Jean-Marc Nasr

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Boeing's McNerney Believes ExIm Bank Will Continue

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Airbus Helicopters updates Executive Committee, puts stronger focus on Customer Support & Services

Ben Bridge (44) has been appointed Executive Vice President Global Business while Matthieu Louvot (41) becomes Executive Vice President Customer Support & Services, in a move aimed at consolidatin...