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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 f...

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 heli...


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...

Air Partner appoints Seth Rotman as Director of Business Development in the US

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Seth Rotman as Director of Business Development in the US. Seth will also work with the Private Jets arm of Cabot Aviation, Air Partner’s global aircraft remarketing division. Seth will be based in Fort Lauderdale and will report directly to Ryan O’Kuhn, Air Partner’s Vice President of Priv...

Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him

Cristiano Ronaldo is to have an airport named after him on his native island of Madeira after Portugal's Euro 2016 success. The Real Madrid star already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel bearing his name in the island's capital city of Funchal, but will soon see the main airport rechristened the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport. Local governor Miguel Albuquerque confirmed th...

Global Jet Capital announces appointment of Matthias Müller as sales director for Europe

Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range business jets, has announced the appointment of Matthias Müller as Sales Director for Europe. Müller, who officially commenced his role on 1st July, has more than 25 years’ experience in the business aviation sector. Before joining Global Jet Capital he spent 13 years with GE Capital Corporate Airc...

Aviation Mart appoints Gerald Timmermans to sales director for Asia-Pacific

Launched in June at the Global Procurement Expo in London, Aviation Mart aims to accelerate the pace of innovation within the aviation sector and pioneer accessible e-commerce for the trading of aircraft spare parts, to make the sales of parts easier and faster. Timmermans (above) is based in Sydney, Australia, and has over 25 years’ experience within the aviation sector working with Fokk...

Emirates chief sees scant benefit from EU-level aviation deals

The chief of Dubai-based airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] expressed doubts on Monday that an EU-level aviation agreement with the United Arab Emirates would improve on the existing deals the Gulf country has with most EU countries. In June European member states gave the executive European Commission a mandate to pursue air traffic agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Turkey and co...

Ulrik Svensson named new Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Ulrik Svensson has been appointed to the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. He will assume his new duties on 1 January 2017, with a contract of employment valid until 31 December 2019. Ulrik Svensson was appointed by the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Supervisory Board when it met in Frankfurt today. He succeeds Simone Menne, who, by agreement...

STS Expands its Aircraft Engineering Services With Strategic New Hire

STS Engineering Solutions (STSES), a division of STS Aviation Group and the leading provider of aircraft engineering services throughout much of the United States and Latin America, hires Brian Fasano, PE, DER, as its Senior Director of Maintenance Programs and Reliability. This is a new position for STS, one that allows the company to significantly expand its already impr...

Air Partner appoints Julia Timms as Group Marketing Director

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Timms as Group Marketing Director. Julia will be based at Air Partner’s London Gatwick headquarters, reporting directly to CEO Mark Briffa, and will be focused on developing and executing the marketing strategy for the Group. Julia has more than 25 years of marketing experience across a range...

I like to create from scratch - Founder of Emperor Aviation - Irakli Litanishvili

Each company leader of course is different, as a personality. We had the opportunity to discuss his way into aviation business with the Founder of  Emperor Aviation, Irakli Litanishvili. Q. Irakli! How did you come into business aviation in particular? I. To answer your question shortest way possible – I’m in aviation by occasion. To tell you how it happened, I need to...

Sir Philip Green takes delivery of £46m private jet

Sir Philip Green is understood to have taken delivery of a new private jet, adding a £46m Gulfstream G650ER to a transport collection that includes a speedboat, a helicopter and three yachts. The billionaire businessman – who last week appeared before MPs to be questioned on his role in the demise of BHS, which has put 11,000 jobs at risk – is apparently now the owner of an up...

President plans to spend €22k on Government jet flights to Euros

President Michael D Higgins will travel to Euro 2016 in France at huge expense to the taxpayer after he was given clearance to use the Government jet for two separate trips to the games. The Sunday Independent has learned Mr Higgins will fly into Paris tomorrow on the Government's Lear jet ahead of Ireland's opening match against Sweden. The President and his entourage will then use...

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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...