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 holder of this distinctive degree in the world.
Etihad Airways has announced new key appointments within its commercial division which will support the airline's growth and expansion plans.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Etihad Airways, has appointed John Friel as its new general manager for South Africa.
Etihad Airways has announced Ulf Hüttmeyer as its senior vice president Finance Equity Partners, effective April 1 2015.
Etihad's CEO James Hogan, is withdrawing from the board of one of its equity-partner airlines Virgin Australia.
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.
Parts distributor Satair is strengthening its Dubai team with key account manager Martin Couët being stationed in the Middle East headquarters.
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,
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.
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
Business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trader Jetcraft, has launched a new commercial aircraft sales and leasing division.
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has appointed Henrik Ambak to the position of Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide.
The Emirates Pilots Club has revealed a new name, identity, membership and partner's strategy some fifteen years after its original formation.
Oman Air has appointed new country managers for each of the two new destinations it will be flying to from December 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.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has announced the appointment of Paul van der Blom as director commercial.
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
Bas Hendriksen has joined Chromalloy as the company's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Account Manager.
Etihad Airways is enhancing its capabilities in Europe with the appointment of Eszter Ungar as its Head of Corporate Affairs for the region.
Royal Jordanian's directors elected Suleiman Al Hafez chairman of the airline"s board as of today
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 .
Etihad Airways has appointed Dimitrios Karagkioules as general manager for Thailand.
Shane O'Hare, the Australian chief executive of Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi top-end charter operator has left the company.
Royal Jordanian Airlines has appointed Captain Haitham Misto as acting President/CEO of the airline, with effect from Sunday (October 26)
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.
UAE carrier Etihad Airways now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network.
Emirates Airlines has announced the appointment of a new role within the Commercial division.
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
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 .
Saudi Development & Training Company (SDT) has appointed Mark Kane as CEO and he will join the company on 8th September.
Etihad Airways has appointed Gianni Tronza as its new general manager for Switzerland effective immediately.
Arik Air has appointed Vinay Nambiar as Vice President - UAE & Gulf Region.
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
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.
Loved-up Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane.
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
Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.
Etihad Airways has appointed Mrs Wuraola Oduntan as its new general manager for Nigeria. The appointment took effect from 1 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.
Etihad Airways has appointed Robert “Dougie” Douglas as its General Manager for Armenia.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Universal Weather and Aviation has named Judith Moreton as its new regional vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Turkish Airlines has announced the appointment of Rafet Alper Ozen as General Manager of the global carrier's operations in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Gulf Air's first female Bahraini Captain, Yasmeen Fraidoon, has taken to the skies on her maiden commercial flight.
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
BBA Aviation Flight Support announces the appointment of Mark Johnstone as Managing Director EMEA.
The former CEO of RAK Aiways, John Brayford, has been appointed as the new director commercial of Safi Airways.
Architect Richard Gammon has been named the new global director of aviation and transportation for the architecture, planning and engineering firm, HOK.
The Board of Directors of Alenia Aermacchi has appointed Giancarlo Grasso as the new chairman after the resignation of Amedeo Caporaletti.
AIM Aviation has announces the appointment of two new directors.
Wayne Pearce, the chief executive of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, is to quit the airline after two years at the helm.
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
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.
Etihad Airways has appointed Dr Nadia Bastaki to the new position of vice president Medical Services.
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.
Saudi Ground Services Company says yesterday's announcement of the launch of the new Saudi Gulf airline can only mean good news.
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.
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).
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Kevin Hiatt as senior vice president, safety and flight operations.
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.
Emirates has announced several management changes in its commercial operations team within Africa.
Travelport has announced the appointment of Bruce Hanna as Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
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.
The Boeing Company has highlighted the Middle East's current and future growth potential for both the commercial aviation and defence sectors.
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.
Bahrain-based operator Chisholm Enterprises has appointed Neil Henderson as business development manager.
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
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the appointment of Douglas Raaberg as chief executive United Arab Emirates (UAE), effective 14 October.
Satcom1 has announced the appointment of its new CFO Henrik Zinck, who will lead and develop Satcom1 Corporate Finance & IT Departments worldwide.
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.
Russian Helicopters has today appointed Alexander Mikheev as CEO of the company.
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
Dubai Aerospace (DAE) subsidiary StandardAero has named Russell Ford as its new Chief executive (CEO) .
Emirates has announced two new senior management appointments to strengthen its market position in Africa, Latin America and the Indian Ocean.
Gulf Air has appointed Rashid Al Gaoud as its new country manager for the United Kingdom.
Two of the Middle East's leading aerospace figures have formed a new business in Dubai.
Thales has announced the appointment of Dominique Giannoni as the new CEO of its in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) business.
Nabil Sultan, whose career spans more than 20 years in commercial roles within Emirates, has been appointed the new divisional senior vice president, cargo.
The Gulf Flight Safety Committee (GFSC) visited its birthplace when it held its annual general meeting in Muscat meeting last week. It left with a new name and new senior officers.
Raja Azmi the former CFO of Air Asia has been named as the new chief executive of Saudi Arabia's nasair.
CAE today announced the appointment of Nick Leontidis as group president, civil simulation products, training and services, effective immediately.
Etihad Airways today announced that it has appointed James Harrison as its new general manager for Canada.
Etihad Airways has appointed Mansour Al Marzouqi as its new general manager in Belarus.
Rolls-Royce has announced the appointment of John Gay as regional director, Middle East.