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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 McC...

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 an...


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...

How to set up a Bizav operator in "only" 10 years?

GainJet CEO recipe.  Last month, GainJet celebrated its 10th anniversary in a chic resort of Athens, "Amaltheia the place". With over 300 guests joining the celebration, people gathered from all parts of the world including Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Especially for 50skyshades, we met Captain Ramsey Chaban, the company who transported the teams of Portugal, Engla...

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’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial indicators.  In 2015,...

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 two to four years, is set to depress yields, a measure of ticket prices and profitability in the airl...

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....

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Photographer Richard Green killed in EC135 helicopter crash

Renowned Australian landscape and nature photographer Richard Green, his wife Carolyn and friend John Davis were killed when Green’s Airbus Helicopters EC135, VH-GKK,  crashed in...

Cameron Delays Heathrow Decision Until 2016, Sparking Anger

David Cameron delayed once again the decision he has been putting off for more than three years: whether to allow another runway at Heathrow Airport, and in so doing break a promise he made in 2010....

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...

Producers of Tom Cruise's Mena sued for wrongful death after plane crash

Last September, American film pilot Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl of Colombian were killed when a plane used for the Tom Cruise film Mena crashed in Colombia. Now his widow, Kathryn Purwin, has filed a...

Why some airlines are adopting MB packaging for inflight wifi

Earlier this year, we put the question of “why” to Panasonic Avionics VP Global Communications Services David Bruner, and asked him to forecast what the future holds for IFC data...

Alaska Airlines Appoints New Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control

Alaska Airlines has named 26-year aviation veteran John Ladner managing director of fleet, standards and operational control, a position he previously held from 2010-2011. In his new role Ladner will...

Spirit Air’s Ousted CEO Walks Away With $1 Million and Free Flights for Life

Ben Baldanza resigned his position as Spirit Airlines CEO and also his board position on January 4. His separation agreement with the airline was revealed Friday evening in an SEC filing by th...