Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has appointed Farhad Khan as its chief commercial officer (CCO).
Dnata has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.
Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.
Spatial Composite Solutions, the manufacturer of cabin crew training equipment based in Ras Al Khaimah, has completed a successful management buyout, transitioning ownership of the company from Joe McKeever to Henry Robertson and Marc
Airbus has appointed Patrick de Castelbajac as company secretary and chief of staff; effective from November 1.
ATR's shareholders Airbus Group and Leonardo-Finmeccanica have appointed Christian Scherer as chief executive officer of ATR.
Abu Dhabi's luxury executive jet provider Royal Jet has a new President and CEO. Canadian, Rob DiCastri brings to the company more than 25 years of international aviation and hospitality leadership, including over 10 years in the Middle East, where he played a key
Former CEO of Saudi Arabia's successful low cost carrier NAsair, Francois Bouteiller has been appointed chief executive of Oman's first budget airline, Salam Air
Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has been elected as an IAA corresponding member.
Boeing veteran Jim Chilton will succeed Craig R. Cooning as president of the company's Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, effective October 21.
Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced strategic changes to its leadership team and organisational structure.
BP, which is very active in the Middle East, has appointed Jon Platt as chief executive of Air BP, the oil company's global aviation business. Platt will assume his role on 1 October 2016 taking over from David Gilmour who has successfully led Air BP
Dubai Duty Free Executive vice chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin has been named “Retail CEO of the Year” at the recently concluded CEO Middle East Awards.
Dubai Airports' CEO Paul Griffiths was named the Business Leader of the Year at the fifth edition of Gulf Business Awards 2016, which hosted some of the UAE's key business leaders in Dubai on Tuesday evening.
Former Malaysian Airlines and Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller, 54, is to join Emirates as its chief digital and innovation officer.
The former executive vice president of Qatar Airways Executive and managing director, Middle East and Asia at Gama Aviation, Dubai, Dave Edwards has joined Synergy Aviation.
Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has appointed Christopher Grainger to the role of vice president marketing for the EMEA region.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has hired Leonard Chuah to support its growth agenda by expanding client coverage activities and origination in the Asia Pacific region.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organisation. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had
Emirates has made several key management movements across its commercial operations team in the Middle East.
A group of 30 Egyptian orphans were served a special treat to understand what it takes to be a pilot and how to reach for the skies and achieve personal goals.
Boeing has named Greg Hyslop its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing John Tracy.
Royal Jordanian's board of directors elected Said Darwazeh chairman of the board of directors during the board's meeting held on June 21, 2016.
Embraer has announced that John Slattery will be the President and CEO for its commercial aviation business unit, effective as of July 2016.
The board if Royal Jordanian (RJ) is to meet today and will be electing a new chairman.
Gulf Air's pilots were pitch perfect at the airline's annual Ramadan football tournament.
TAV Airports has been names as the 'Best Turkish Company in Investor Relations' in the 43rd Extel Survey.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced changes to its leadership at its 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Etihad Airways has appointed three UAE nationals as airport managers in South Korea, Seychelles, and Saudi Arabia.
Alia Twal, the governor of the Arabian chapter of the Ninety-nines, the women pilot association, has been made a 'Liveryman' in the Honourable Air Pilot Company.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has appointed Jean-Paul Boutibou as vice president, sales, Middle East & Africa.
Avtrade has appointed Patrick Armstrong as regional sales manager based in Dubai.
Etihad Airways has appointed George Mawadri as its new general manager in Nigeria
Air Arabia second officer, Ghada Mohamed Al Rousi, has issued a rallying cry to young women around the world, among rising concern within the commercial aviation industry over a looming global pilot shortage.
Etihad has announced a new organisational structure for the growing multi-faceted business to create clearer management responsibilities for the different companies.
AJW Aviation has appointed David Lewis as chief technical.
Attracting and retaining Millennials, those born between 1981-2000, is key to coping with the Middle East's projected MRO growth, delegates at this year's Airline Engineering & Maintenance Middle East conference.
Etihad Airways has appointed Peter Li as its new general manager for China.
Jet Aviation Basel has appointed David Peterson as director of completions sales.
Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil has called for qualified Saudi Arabian women pilots to apply to his airline if they cannot find work in the Kingdom.
Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision by its Board of Governors, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.
Boeing has invested US $225,000 in a three-year 'Start-Up Bridge Program' to aid budding UAE entrepreneurs. The aerospace giant has joined forces with INJAZ UAE, a non-profit member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide education
Emirates has announced several management changes in its commercial operations team to strengthen its market position in Africa, the Middle East and North and South America.
Etihad Airways has appointed Fatma Al Mehairi as general manager for Canada.
SITA has announced that Barbara Dalibard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective of July, replacing Francesco Violante, who plans to step down after 13 years in the role.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, cargo has been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of Directors.
Airships Arabia DWC-LLC has appointed of Katharina Albert to the post of logistics director.
Gulf Air has appointed Shadi Raweh as its new country manager for Turkey.
AJW Aviation has appointed Daniel Watson to the role of chief commercial officer as the organisation identifies a new executive team to lead the growth and development of the business worldwide.
The Etihad Aviation Group has a new Board of Directors following a resolution of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi,
Emirates has appointed Thani Abdulla Al Ansari as a country manager for Zambia this month.
Emirates Airline has announced three appointments to its senior management team for key operational functions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Craig Thomas as general manager for the United States.
Qatar's former foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah has been named as the new state minister for defence affairs in a cabinet reshuffle yesterday.
Etihad Airways has appointed Remco Althuis to the position of vice president - Europe.
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to key executive roles.
Ian Cooper has been named as new the new CEO for Airways Aviation Group, which supplies training to the Middle East market.
The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA), the Montreal-based 'Global Voice of Pilots' says it's looking to secure ties with Middle East carriers but admits it's got work to do to overcome “prevailing
Avtrade has appointed Aymeric de Warren as regional sales director – Dubai.
Brian Culver will be taking the position of CEO at Hadid International Services as of November 4.
SITA has announced that CEO Francesco Violante will step down in the second half of 2016 after 13 years in the position.
The Royal Jordanian Board of Directors has elected Captain Suleiman Obeidat as a board member, and mandated him as interim president/CEO of Royal Jordanian effective October 27, 2015, for a transitional period of three months.
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three new UAE nationals at airports across the airline's network.
Emirates has announced a number of management changes in its commercial operations department that will see two UAE Nationals assuming new roles to support the airline's growth in the Middle East and Far East.
The Arabian section of the Ninety Nines female pilot organisation have completed their 4th annual meeting which took place in Jordan - an event which saw the group increase its numbers with its first member from Syria. .
BAE Systems has named Martin Bennett as its new managing director, for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He will based in Abu Dhabi.
Boeing has announced several personnel changes in the Middle East and Turkey offices as part of the company's broader strategy in the region to strengthen market coverage and customer partnerships.
Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes.
Boeing has appointed Ahsen Rajput deputy managing director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region for Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), the company's aircraft financing arm. Rajput will be based in Abu Dhabi and is
Etihad Airways has appointed Sajida Ismail as Vice President Service and Hospitality to lead service design and development of the hospitality culture across all areas of the business.
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline.
Etihad Airways has appointed Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific.
Virgin Galactic, owned by Abu Dhabi's Aabar Group and Richard Branon's Virgin Group, has named Nicola Pecile as the world's first commercial spacecraft's new pilot.
Virgin Galactic has appointed Barry Matsumori as senior vice president of business development and advanced concepts for the LauncherOne satellite launcher service.
Etihad Airways is offering pilots seconded from partner airlines the opportunity to transfer to permanent contracts as part of its strategy to maintain pilot numbers to meet the carrier's ambitious growth
Oman Air has appointed Jamal Al Azki as country manager for the airline's homeland. His new role is based in the Omani capital of Muscat. Al Azki was previously Country Manager, UK and Ireland.
The Emirates Group has appointed a UAE National to a strategic HR position in North America. Wasan Al Husseiny became manager human resources for the US and Canada markets earlier this month, overseeing the group's HR operations in the region.
LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has appointed Rory McQueen to the newly-created role of vice president, Capital Markets.
Farsound Aviation, has announced the appointment of Jameel Ul Rahman to the position of business development manager, Middle East.
Gulf Air has recently held its annual service awards honouring members of the airline's cabin crew team for their years of service, exceptional performance and perfect attendance throughout their tenure with
Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new chief executive officer, with effect from 1 July 2015.
Arabian Aerospace defence editor Jon Lake reports that there is mystery surrounding the death of the Saudi Arabian Chief of Air Staff, Lt. General Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al-Shaalan, the Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Boeing has named Dennis Muilenburg as its 10th chief executive, succeeding Jim McNerney, who has held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Philippe Eydaleine, a seasoned public affairs leader with more than three decades of experience, as Head of Public Affairs in Europe.
LORD Corporation has announced that Joel D. Rood has been named president of the company's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region.
Etihad Airways has appointed Toyin Alaran as its new general manager for Uganda, following the launch of its new services between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi on 1 May 2015.
Qatar Airways CEO may have been a thorn in the side of the aircraft manufacturers, but France has recognized the value of Akbar Al Baker's contribution, vigour and leadership that has driven changes at Airbus – Europe's largest OEM with one of its
Etihad Airways has appointed Yarub Mohamed Obaidalla as its new general manager for Oman.
Etihad Airways has appointed Emirati national, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi, as its new vice president for Ccrporate safety and quality.
Boeing has named Bernie Dunn president of Boeing Middle East. Dunn will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and report to Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. The change is effective immediately.
Etihad Airways has appointed Iwan Kip as general manager for Indonesia, based in Jakarta.
The final panel session at the Aviation Africa event looked at the shortage of human capital in the region and the need to train young people to make sure the industry thrives.
Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom, director of human factors for Emirates Airline, addressing the Aviation Africa conference in Dubai today, told the audience that human factors training is essential, especially when
Former director of CAA in Lebanon (twice), Dr Hamdi Chaouk, now managing partner, Aviation Minds, opened the second day of the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai by explaining how
How can regional airlines grow in Africa? That is a question that was put to panelists at the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai today.