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Aerion appoint Ernie Edwards Appointed chief commercial officer

Posted 5 May 2015

Aerion has appointed Ernest (Ernie) Edwards, one of business aviation's most accomplished executives, as Senior Vice President and chief commercial officer. He joins Aerion's senior leadership and has responsibility for all sales activity related to the company's Mach 1.5 AS2 supersonic business jet.

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New CEO named for Rolls-Royce

Posted 22 April 2015

Rolls-Royce announced today that John Rishton has decided to retire as chief executive on 2 July 2015. He will be succeeded by Warren East, whose appointment follows an extensive international search.

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AJA appoints new head of sales and commercial

Posted 13 April 2015

Abu Dhabi-based private jet operator, AJA, has appointed a new head of sales and commercial.

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Caryn McConnachie named as new Dubai Airshow aerospace director

Posted 13 April 2015

Dubai Airshow has strengthened its team with the appointment of Caryn McConnachie as new aerospace director.

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Misto's role at Royal Jordanian is confirmed

Posted 12 April 2015

Captain Haitham Misto has been confirmed as Royal Jordanian's president/CEO.

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Dnata has new business development head

Posted 7 April 2015

Dnata has appointed Emma Deane as Vice President Commercial & Business Development. In the role, Emma will support the growth of Dnata's UAE ground handling and Marhaba operations.

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Al Mazrouei named as Abu Dhabi Airports CEO

Posted 6 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Abu Dhabi Airports has named Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as its new CEO.

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Jet Aviation strengthens its Basel completions team

Posted 3 April 2015

Jet Aviation Basel - well known in the Middle East for its completions expertise on VIP aircraft - has made two key leadership changes to its completions sales organisation.

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Etihad Airways' pilot is youngest holder of PH.D in aviation world

Posted 23 March 2015

Shareef Al Romaithi, a 31 year-old Etihad Airways First Officer, has become the first Emirati to obtain a PhD in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which also makes him the youngest and the eighth

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Etihad Airways announces new appointments in sales team

Posted 23 March 2015

Etihad Airways has announced new key appointments within its commercial division which will support the airline's growth and expansion plans.

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Boeing's Johnson takes on key defence role

Posted 19 March 2015

Boeing president for the Middle East, Jeff Johnson has been named as the vice president, business development, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA). He succeeds Tim Norgart, who recently retired from Boeing. Johnson will be based in St. Louis,

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MEBAA's Al Naqbi retires from Presidential Flight role

Posted 24 February 2015

After 25 years of service, Ali Al Naqbi has announced his retirement from his government position as the vice president of finance and administration at Presidential Flight, Abu Dhabi.

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GCAA promotes civil aviation to business students

Posted 24 February 2015

GCAA's assistant director general of strategy & international affairs, Laila bin Hareb, has been reaching out to young people in the UAE to promote the civil aviation industry as a career opportunity.

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Etihad plans to triple national recruitment in next five years

Posted 23 February 2015

Etihad Airways, which currently has 2,000 Emiratis on staff, is planning to recruit an additional 6,000 UAE nationals by 2020, according to its Chief People and Performance Officer Ray Gammell, writes Barbara Saunders.

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Etihad names new South African GM

Posted 23 February 2015

Etihad Airways, has appointed John Friel as its new general manager for South Africa.

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Etihad appoints Ulf Hüttmeyer as SVP finance equity partners

Posted 20 February 2015

Etihad Airways has announced Ulf Hüttmeyer as its senior vice president Finance Equity Partners, effective April 1 2015.

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Hogan steps down from Virgin Australia board

Posted 20 February 2015

Etihad's CEO James Hogan, is withdrawing from the board of one of its equity-partner airlines Virgin Australia.

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Dramatic management shake-up as Bombardier financial results plunge

Posted 13 February 2015

Former Pratt & Whitney CEO Alain Bellemare is set to replace Pierre Beaudoin as chief executive of Bombardier today.Beaudoin resigned yesterday in a shock shake-up at the Canadian company.

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Emirates Group to hire over 11,000 new staff

Posted 12 February 2015

Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, plan to hire over 11,000 new staff in the coming year across its business, in line with its projected growth across six continents.

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Satair strengthens Dubai-based team

Posted 8 February 2015

Parts distributor Satair is strengthening its Dubai team with key account manager Martin Couët being stationed in the Middle East headquarters.

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ADAC announces 50% Emiratisation targets

Posted 3 February 2015

An ambitious Emiratisation target of 50% by the end of 2015 has been announced by Abu Dhabi Airports on the sidelines of Tawdheef, currently taking place at ADNEC under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of culture,

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Emirates- the Holiosi family business

Posted 2 February 2015

They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and that expression could not ring truer for mother and son, Sue Abdul and Karim Hollosi, who have both served as Emirates cabin crew, two decades apart.

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Etihad appoints first female Emirati airport manager

Posted 31 January 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed its first Emirati female airport manager. Based in Nagoya, Japan, Fatima Al Kharousi will be responsible for overseeing the airline's operations at Chubu Centrair International Airport and the smooth

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Haddad joins Jetcraft to launch commercial leasing division

Posted 16 January 2015

Business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trader Jetcraft, has launched a new commercial aircraft sales and leasing division.

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Emirates SkyCargo appoints senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide

Posted 30 December 2014

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has appointed Henrik Ambak to the position of Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide.

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Emirates Pilots Club gets a new identity

Posted 27 November 2014

The Emirates Pilots Club has revealed a new name, identity, membership and partner's strategy some fifteen years after its original formation.

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Oman Air appoints country managers for Philippines and Indonesia

Posted 26 November 2014

Oman Air has appointed new country managers for each of the two new destinations it will be flying to from December 2014.

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Etihad Guest appoints Yasser Al Yousuf

Posted 25 November 2014

Yasser Al Yousuf, an Emirati national, has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways' award-winning loyalty program, and its partners Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional.

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Shane O'Hare appointed in senior role with Etihad

Posted 23 November 2014

Shane O'Hare, the former president and CEO of Royal Jet has been appointed senior vice president, marketing at Etihad.

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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim appoints Paul van der Blom as director commercial

Posted 18 November 2014

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has announced the appointment of Paul van der Blom as director commercial.

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Bristow's Bill Chiles receives Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award

Posted 12 November 2014

Bristow Group, Inc. CEO, Emeritus William (“Bill”) E. Chiles received the prestigious Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award yesterday at the Flight Safety Foundation's 67th annual International Air Safety Summit

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Chromalloy appoints new EMEA director

Posted 3 November 2014

Bas Hendriksen has joined Chromalloy as the company's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Account Manager.

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Etihad Airways appoints Head of Corporate Affairs for Europe

Posted 3 November 2014

Etihad Airways is enhancing its capabilities in Europe with the appointment of Eszter Ungar as its Head of Corporate Affairs for the region.

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Al Hafez elected chairman of Royal Jordanian

Posted 2 November 2014

Royal Jordanian's directors elected Suleiman Al Hafez chairman of the airline"s board as of today

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Arabian section of 99s hosts third annual meeting in Bahrain

Posted 30 October 2014

The Arabian section of the female pilots' organisation, the Ninety Nines, is for the first time able to give scholarships for women in the section to enhance their aviation careers and invest in their members .

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Etihad Airways appoints new GM for Thailand

Posted 27 October 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed Dimitrios Karagkioules as general manager for Thailand.

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Shane O'Hare surprise exit from Royal Jet

Posted 25 October 2014

Shane O'Hare, the Australian chief executive of Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi top-end charter operator has left the company.

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Haitham Misto appointed acting CEO of Royal Jordanian

Posted 23 October 2014

Royal Jordanian Airlines has appointed Captain Haitham Misto as acting President/CEO of the airline, with effect from Sunday (October 26)

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Ted Farid named as chairman of JetHQ

Posted 23 October 2014

Industry veteran Ted Farid is to join fast-growing aircraft sales consultancy, JetHQ, as its first chairman. He has 47 years of global aviation leadership experience from some of the world's leading OEMs including Cessna, Learjet and Beechcraft.

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Etihad trains its thousandth flying nanny

Posted 17 October 2014

UAE carrier Etihad Airways now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network.

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Emirates announces new vice president to support Dubai Expo 2020

Posted 16 October 2014

Emirates Airlines has announced the appointment of a new role within the Commercial division.

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Etihad appoints Bruno Matheu as chief operating officer equity partners

Posted 9 October 2014

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Bruno Matheu to the new position of chief operating officer equity partners in the Etihad Airways Aviation Group. With almost 30 years of senior management

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Mubadala and Airbus team up to introduce youngsters to aerospace

Posted 18 September 2014

As part of their joint workshop series, Aerospace and Engineering services at Mubadala and Airbus Middle East held an aeronautic focused session from 16 to 18 September at Al Ittihad National Private School in Abu Dhabi .

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SDT appoint Mark Kane as CEO

Posted 3 September 2014

Saudi Development & Training Company (SDT) has appointed Mark Kane as CEO and he will join the company on 8th September.

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Etihad appoints new general manager to Switzerland

Posted 26 August 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed Gianni Tronza as its new general manager for Switzerland effective immediately.

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Arik Air appoints VP for UAE and Gulf region

Posted 26 August 2014

Arik Air has appointed Vinay Nambiar as Vice President - UAE & Gulf Region.

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Etihad Airways appoints senior manager of public affairs

Posted 20 August 2014

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Matthew Jennings, a seasoned federal and international government affairs leader with more than a decade of experience, to the newly-created Senior Manager of Public Affairs

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New CEO for Oman Air

Posted 11 August 2014

Oman Air has appointed Paul Gregorowitsch as its new CEO in a move hailed as “the start of a new chapter in the illustrious development, at local, regional and international levels, of the national carrier”, by its chairman Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi.

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Adams leads the new Etihad MRO team

Posted 8 August 2014

Mick Adams – the former head of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) – has been named as the vice president of the expanding Etihad Airways MRO division.

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Love is in the air on Emirates flight as man proposes

Posted 6 August 2014

Loved-up Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane.

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Arabian Aerospace editor-in-chief wins lifetime achievement award

Posted 14 July 2014

Arabian Aerospace editor-in-chief Alan Peaford has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement award in the International Aerospace Media awards at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London

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Al Busaidy returns to Oman Air in new operations role

Posted 10 July 2014

Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.

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Etihad appoints new general manager for Nigeria

Posted 10 July 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed Mrs Wuraola Oduntan as its new general manager for Nigeria. The appointment took effect from 1 July 2014.

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ATR appoints Giorgio Moreni as Chief Financial Officer

Posted 7 July 2014

The ATR Assembly of Members has appointed Giorgio Moreni (45), as chief financial officer (CFO) of ATR. He succeeds Eric Baravian, whose four-year mandate according to ATR's statutes has expired in June 2014.

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Etihad Airways appoints new general manager for Armenia

Posted 17 June 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed Robert “Dougie” Douglas as its General Manager for Armenia.

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ATR appoints Patrick de Castelbajac as chief executive officer

Posted 2 June 2014

The ATR Assembly of members has appointed Patrick de Castelbajac as chief executive officer (CEO) of ATR. He succeeds Filippo Bagnato, whose four-year mandate according to ATR's statutes expired at the end of May 2014.

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Thales announces new vice president to Saudi Arabia

Posted 22 May 2014

Thales has appointed Jean-Yves Tolot, previously in charge of the Africa region, as new VicePresident, Saudi Arabia. He will be based in Riyadh and will lead allThales business activities in this country.

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Ross Dickey appointed airline and governement sales manager for Middle East

Posted 22 May 2014

Universal Avionics has announced that Ross Dickey has been appointed to the newly created position of Airline and Government sales manager for Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Standard Aero appoints new president for AAC

Posted 15 May 2014

Dubai Aerospace (DAE) subsidiary StandardAero announced that James Colleary has been appointed President of Associated Air Center (AAC), the company's large transport category VIP completion centre located in Dallas, Texas.

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GCAA and Airbus working together to develop aviation passion among UAE's young people

Posted 12 May 2014

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Airbus Middle East to support the future of aviation through a series of workshops, aiming to instill a passion for science,

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Mubadala takes control of Piaggio Aero

Posted 6 May 2014

Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, Mubadala has become the majority shareholder in Piaggio Aero, the Italian manufacturer of the fast turboprop the Avanti II and the Hammerhead UAS.

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Judith Moreton appointed as regional VP by Universal Weather

Posted 5 May 2014

Universal Weather and Aviation has named Judith Moreton as its new regional vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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Turkish Airlines appoints new head of Dubai business

Posted 4 May 2014

Turkish Airlines has announced the appointment of Rafet Alper Ozen as General Manager of the global carrier's operations in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

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First female Bahraini captain takes command

Posted 27 April 2014

Gulf Air's first female Bahraini Captain, Yasmeen Fraidoon, has taken to the skies on her maiden commercial flight.

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Famous Five! Etihad names new management team members

Posted 21 April 2014

Etihad Airways has today announced five senior appointments in operations, marketing and guest experience, as part of the progressive realignment of the business to the Etihad Aviation Group structure announced last month

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BBA Aviation Flight support appoints new MD EMEA

Posted 15 April 2014

BBA Aviation Flight Support announces the appointment of Mark Johnstone as Managing Director EMEA.

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Brayford joins Safi Airways in commercial role

Posted 2 April 2014

The former CEO of RAK Aiways, John Brayford, has been appointed as the new director commercial of Safi Airways.

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New chief for KKIA's design team

Posted 26 March 2014

Architect Richard Gammon has been named the new global director of aviation and transportation for the architecture, planning and engineering firm, HOK.

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Etihad appoints new senior vice president sales

Posted 18 March 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed James Mueller to the new position of senior vice president sales.

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Giancarlo Grasso appointed chairman of Alenia Aermacchi

Posted 18 February 2014

The Board of Directors of Alenia Aermacchi has appointed Giancarlo Grasso as the new chairman after the resignation of Amedeo Caporaletti.

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AIM Aviation announces two new directors

Posted 12 February 2014

AIM Aviation has announces the appointment of two new directors.

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Pearce to quit Oman Air at the end of the month

Posted 5 February 2014

Wayne Pearce, the chief executive of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, is to quit the airline after two years at the helm.

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Benoit Defforge named managing director of Airbus Corporate Jets

Posted 5 February 2014

Benoit Defforge has been appointed managing director, Airbus Corporate Jets, and now leads Airbus' corporate jet business globally, combining his new role with that of his previous one as head of the Airbus Corporate

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New regional leadership for Embraer's executive jets division

Posted 30 January 2014

Embraer's business aviation sales and marketing teams in the Middle East, Africa and Europe will have new leadership following the resignation of vice president EMEA, Colin Steven.

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Etihad appoints Dr Nadia Bastaki as VP Medical Services

Posted 30 January 2014

Etihad Airways has appointed Dr Nadia Bastaki to the new position of vice president Medical Services.

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Oman Air appoints new chief officer of human resources

Posted 27 January 2014

Oman Air has announced the appointment of Dr Rashid Al Ghailani as its chief officer – human resources. Dr Al Ghailani takes up his post with immediate effect and reports to Oman Air's chief executive officer, Wayne Pearce.

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Bahrain Airshow: new airline announcement good news for SGSC

Posted 17 January 2014

Saudi Ground Services Company says yesterday's announcement of the launch of the new Saudi Gulf airline can only mean good news.

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Etihad appoints Amina Taher as head of media relations

Posted 10 January 2014 · 1 Comment

Etihad Airways has appointed Amina Taher, a UAE national with more than 10 years' experience in the field of marketing and communications, as its new head of media relations.

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Arise Sir Tim!

Posted 31 December 2013

Emirates president Tim Clark has been awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

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AACO elects Hala Azam to chair ERPTF

Posted 18 December 2013

Gulf Air's manager of Emergency Response Planning and Security, Mrs Hala Azam has been elected for a three year term, to the position of chairperson of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation's (AACO) first Emergency Response Planning Taskforce (ERPTF).

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IATA appoints Kevin Hiatt as senior VP for safety

Posted 18 December 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Kevin Hiatt as senior vice president, safety and flight operations.

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CEO appointed for Northrop Grumman Saudi business

Posted 15 December 2013

The former deputy minister for industrial affairs at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in Riyadh, Walid Abukhaled, has been appointed chief executive of Northrop Grumman's Saudi business.

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Emirates makes changes to African management team

Posted 27 November 2013

Emirates has announced several management changes in its commercial operations team within Africa.

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Travelport appoints country manager for Saudi Arabia

Posted 22 November 2013

Travelport has announced the appointment of Bruce Hanna as Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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Jet Aviation appoints Hardy Bütschi as VP for Dubai

Posted 21 November 2013

Jet Aviation has announced the appointment of Hardy Bütschi as the new vice president and general manager of the company's maintenance and FBO operations in Dubai, effective January 2014.

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Boeing sees continued growth opportunity in the Middle East

Posted 16 November 2013

The Boeing Company has highlighted the Middle East's current and future growth potential for both the commercial aviation and defence sectors.

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Sener moves onto ACI World board

Posted 25 October 2013

TAV Airports CEO & president, Dr. Sani Sener has been unanimously selected by the board of ACI Europe to represent the European region at the Governing Board of ACI World starting January 1, 2014.

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Chisholm appoints new business development manager

Posted 24 October 2013

Bahrain-based operator Chisholm Enterprises has appointed Neil Henderson as business development manager.

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Laila Al Muhairi nominated for global Stevie award

Posted 21 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Laila Ali Hareb Al Muhairi, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority's assistant director general, has been named as a fiinalist in the female innovator category in the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and will

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Northrop Grumman appoints Douglas Raaberg chief executive for UAE

Posted 9 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the appointment of Douglas Raaberg as chief executive United Arab Emirates (UAE), effective 14 October.

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Satcom1 appoints new CFO

Posted 2 October 2013

Satcom1 has announced the appointment of its new CFO Henrik Zinck, who will lead and develop Satcom1 Corporate Finance & IT Departments worldwide.

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Dubai youngsters develop new rocket fuel

Posted 28 September 2013 · 1 Comment

A group of high school students calling themselves Dubai Amateur Rocketry have developed a new type of rocket fuel that they say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture.

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New chief for Russian Helicopters

Posted 24 September 2013

Russian Helicopters has today appointed Alexander Mikheev as CEO of the company.

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SAR commander takes lead role with helicopter leasing firm

Posted 19 September 2013

Former search and rescue helicopter commander Mark Kelly has been appointed vice president – marketing at helicopter leasing specialist Lease Corporation International (LCI) to focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa

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DAE subsidiary StandardAero gets new CEO

Posted 18 September 2013

Dubai Aerospace (DAE) subsidiary StandardAero has named Russell Ford as its new Chief executive (CEO) .

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Emirates announces two new senior management appointments

Posted 12 September 2013

Emirates has announced two new senior management appointments to strengthen its market position in Africa, Latin America and the Indian Ocean.

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Gulf Air appoints new UK country manager

Posted 12 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Gulf Air has appointed Rashid Al Gaoud as its new country manager for the United Kingdom.

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Access all areas in Middle East market as aerospace pair launch new venture

Posted 5 September 2013

Two of the Middle East's leading aerospace figures have formed a new business in Dubai.

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Malaysian Airlines appoints new GM for the Gulf

Posted 26 August 2013

Malaysia Airlines has announced the appointment of Mr. Nur Shaffik Haris as General Manager – UAE & Gulf, tasked to spearhead expansion of the airline's foothold in the growing Gulf region.

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Thales IFEC appoints new chief executive

Posted 11 July 2013

Thales has announced the appointment of Dominique Giannoni as the new CEO of its in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) business.

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