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Bernd Schramm – one of Swiss Excellence faces

During EBACE 2017 we had an opportinity to meet and talk to AMAC Aerospace Mr. Bernd Schramm, AMAC Aerospace Group Chief Operating Offcer.  Let us share some points of our discussion: Q. Mr. Schramm, our usual question – what was your way to the aviation business ? A. In fact I...

SR Technics appoints Jean-Marc Lenz as COO and Michael Sattler as CCO

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce the appointments of Jean-Marc Lenz as Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager, and Michael Sattler as Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of June 1, 2017. Jean-Marc will succeed Frank Walschot, who has joined HNA Gr...


Bombardier Appoints Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer

Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchinson as Chief Information Officer, reporting to John Di Bert, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. In this position, Mr. Hutchinson will be responsible for leading Bombardier’s global IT, digital asset and cyber security functions. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for establishing a strong...

Prince William’s air ambulance nearly hit by drone narrowly averting disaster

Prince William’s air ambulance came within seconds of catastrophic mid air-collision with a drone. The helicopter, which the Prince flies regularly but was not on board at the time, came within half a second of hitting the remote controlled-device as it flew over a McDonald’s near Enfleld An official report stated that a collision had only been ‘narrowly avoided’ with...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Brussels.   Before joining EBAA, Mitchener headed corporate communications for Monsanto Co. i...

BBGA honours Biggin Hill Airport's Andrew Walters with industry award for outstanding services

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has honoured Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious annual Michael Wheatley Award  for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.  The award was presented at the Association’s 43rd annual conference and AGM at Luton Hoo by Sir Gerald Howarth MP...

Jet Aviation appoints new managing director for its MRO and FBO facility in Vienna

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Hakan Tin as managing director of its Vienna operation, effective March 1, 2017. Tin has served as Sales Director in Vienna since September 2015.  In his new role with the company, Tin is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Vienna, and reports directly to Stefan Benz, Jet Aviation’s senior vice...

Airbus Names Mikail Houari President for Africa and Middle East

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the Middle East, brings to the position more than 25 years of experience within the industry at a global level. In his new role, he will lead the team to drive operations and future business across the region. Houari began his career at...

Embraer appoints a new CEO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of march 1st 2017. “We are thrilled that Michael has decided to join Embraer to lead our Executive Jets busi...

Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global, and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the Company. Additionally, Drew will oversee the factory direct sales team for fleet, trainer, and...

JetLease Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Parzygnat to their team!

Kenneth has successfully closed his second transaction since joining the JetLease Capital Team!   Kenneth has served in financial capacities for over 20 years assuming positions ranging from entrepreneur of his own startup distribution company to being the Chief Operating Officer of a well-respected consulting firm for institutional investors. He deals with firms in alternative finance prima...

TAG Aviation SA Appoints Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Services Department in Geneva

TAG Aviation SA has today announced the appointment of Vladimir Velebit as Manager of the Charter Department based in Geneva.  Mr Velebit will lead the ongoing development of TAG Geneva’s Charter department and undertake responsibility for managing the growing number of clients in this pivotal and important role.  Mr Velebit began his business aviation career in 2007 working with...

Alsace's air gate - point of view of Catherine Trautmann

It is always a special honour to find out most important on development tendencies from people who have significant experience luggage. This time we had an amazing opportunity to meet Mrs Catherine Trautmann, former mayor of Strasbourg, who is now Vice-president of Eurometropole, In charge of economic development and the international influence of Strasbourg European Coordinator for the TEN-T Nort...

airberlin Board appoints new CEO

airberlin has announced that Thomas Winkelmann (57) will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of airberlin group. Mr. Winkelmann will take over as CEO of Air Berlin PLC from 1 February, 2017, assuming full accountability for all group activities. He will succeed Stefan Pichler, who decided to leave the company after working for two years on the strategic turnaround o...

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