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AJW Aviation appoint new chief technical officer

Posted 4 May 2016

AJW Aviation has appointed David Lewis as chief technical.

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Millennial attrition hitting MRO growth warns Joramco

Posted 3 May 2016

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.

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Etihad Airways appoints new general manager for China

Posted 3 May 2016

Etihad Airways has appointed Peter Li as its new general manager for China.

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Jet Aviation Basel appoints new director of completions sales

Posted 20 April 2016

Jet Aviation Basel has appointed David Peterson as director of completions sales.

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Turkish offer to Saudi female pilots

Posted 18 April 2016

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.

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Gulf Air Appoints country manager in Greece

Posted 11 April 2016

Gulf Air has appointed Abdul Hussain Abdul Rahman Hussain, as its country manager in Greece.

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Avtrade appoints Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales - Turkey

Posted 11 April 2016

Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.

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IATA's Board recommends Alexandre de Juniac as DG & CEO

Posted 6 April 2016

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.

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Boeing Bridges UAE entrepreneurs success route

Posted 4 April 2016

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

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Emirates announces several management changes in its commercial operations team

Posted 4 April 2016

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.

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Etihad appoints general manager for Canada

Posted 30 March 2016

Etihad Airways has appointed Fatma Al Mehairi as general manager for Canada.

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Barbara Dalibard announced as SITA CEO

Posted 30 March 2016

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.

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Emirates SkyCargo senior vice president joins TIACA Board

Posted 23 March 2016

Nabil Sultan, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, cargo has been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of Directors.

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Airships Arabia DWC-LLC appoints logistics director

Posted 23 March 2016

Airships Arabia DWC-LLC has appointed of Katharina Albert to the post of logistics director.

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Gulf Air appoints new country manager for Turkey

Posted 23 March 2016

Gulf Air has appointed Shadi Raweh as its new country manager for Turkey.

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AJW Aviation appoints new chief commercial officer

Posted 15 March 2016

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.

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Etihad Aviation Group announces new board of directors

Posted 9 March 2016

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,

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Emirates appoints new country manager for Zambia

Posted 19 February 2016

Emirates has appointed Thani Abdulla Al Ansari as a country manager for Zambia this month.

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Emirates boosts management team in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Posted 9 February 2016

Emirates Airline has announced three appointments to its senior management team for key operational functions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Etihad Airways appoints new general manager for the United States

Posted 4 February 2016

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Craig Thomas as general manager for the United States.

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New defence state minister for Qatar

Posted 28 January 2016

Qatar's former foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah has been named as the new state minister for defence affairs in a cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

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Etihad Airways appoints new VP for Europe

Posted 17 December 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Remco Althuis to the position of vice president - Europe.

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Etihad Airways appoints three UAE nationals to executive roles

Posted 16 December 2015

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to key executive roles.

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Ian Cooper named as new CEO for Airways Aviation Group

Posted 11 December 2015

Ian Cooper has been named as new the new CEO for Airways Aviation Group, which supplies training to the Middle East market.

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IFALPA looks for Middle East connections

Posted 14 November 2015

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

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Dubai 2015: Rockwell Collins boss keeps smiling

Posted 9 November 2015

Rockwell Collins Claude Alber has a lot to smile about. The VP and MD of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business said that its portfolio continues to grow with many contract announcements being made at the show.

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Avtrade announce appointment of new regional sales director – Dubai

Posted 4 November 2015

Avtrade has appointed Aymeric de Warren as regional sales director – Dubai.

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Hadid International Services appoint new CEO

Posted 4 November 2015

Brian Culver will be taking the position of CEO at Hadid International Services as of November 4.

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SITA CEO steps down from position

Posted 4 November 2015

SITA has announced that CEO Francesco Violante will step down in the second half of 2016 after 13 years in the position.

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Captain Suleiman Obeidat named as RJ's interim CEO

Posted 27 October 2015

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.

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Etihad Airways announce three key appointments

Posted 20 October 2015

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three new UAE nationals at airports across the airline's network.

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Emirates announces two new key appointments

Posted 12 October 2015

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.

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First Syrian female pilot joins 99s at successful annual meeting

Posted 7 October 2015

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. .

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BAE Systems names new MD for Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Posted 6 October 2015

BAE Systems has named Martin Bennett as its new managing director, for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He will based in Abu Dhabi.

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Boeing announces leadership changes in Middle East to broaden market coverage

Posted 16 September 2015

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.

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Pascal Jallier to be new Vice President of Sabena VIP completion programmes

Posted 8 September 2015

Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes.

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Boeing names Ahsen Rajput as UAE-Based financing director

Posted 8 September 2015

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

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Etihad appoints new vice president service and hospitality

Posted 4 September 2015

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.

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Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Posted 1 September 2015

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline.

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Etihad Airways appoints new vice president for Australia and Asia Pacific

Posted 28 August 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific.

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Virgin Galactic names new pilot for world's first commercial space line

Posted 26 August 2015

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.

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Virgin Galactic appoints Barry Matsumori as SVP of business development

Posted 19 August 2015

Virgin Galactic has appointed Barry Matsumori as senior vice president of business development and advanced concepts for the LauncherOne satellite launcher service.

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Etihad aims to attract partner airline pilots to meet its growth targets

Posted 16 August 2015

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

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Oman Air appoints new country manager for home base

Posted 6 August 2015

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.

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Emirates appoints manager HR in North America

Posted 5 August 2015

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.

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Etihad Airways appoints general manager to Korea

Posted 31 July 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Jinmoon Ahn as general manager for Korea, based in Seoul.

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LCI appoints new VP of Capital Markets

Posted 29 July 2015

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has appointed Rory McQueen to the newly-created role of vice president, Capital Markets.

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Farsound Aviation appoints business development manager, Middle East

Posted 21 July 2015

Farsound Aviation, has announced the appointment of Jameel Ul Rahman to the position of business development manager, Middle East.

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Gulf Air Cabin crew honoured for years of service and perfect attendance

Posted 29 June 2015

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

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Air Seychelles appoints new CEO: Roy Kinnear

Posted 25 June 2015

Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new chief executive officer, with effect from 1 July 2015.

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Mystery surrounds death of Saudi chief of staff

Posted 25 June 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).

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Boeing appoints Muilenburg to CEO role

Posted 23 June 2015

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

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Etihad appoints new head of public affairs in Europe

Posted 18 June 2015

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.

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Joel D. Rood named president of LORD Corporation EMEA region

Posted 12 June 2015

LORD Corporation has announced that Joel D. Rood has been named president of the company's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region.

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Etihad Airways appoint GM for Uganda

Posted 12 June 2015

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.

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Smartworld appoints new chairman

Posted 10 June 2015

Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai World Central joint venture company, has appointed Saeed Al Dhaheri as its new chairman.

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Qatar's Al Baker awarded Legion d'Honneur

Posted 7 June 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

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Etihad Airways appoints new general manager to Oman

Posted 2 June 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Yarub Mohamed Obaidalla as its new general manager for Oman.

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Etihad appoints new VP corporate safety and quality

Posted 26 May 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Emirati national, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi, as its new vice president for Ccrporate safety and quality.

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Boeing names Bernie Dunn Middle East president

Posted 21 May 2015

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.

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Etihad Airways appoints general manager for Indonesia

Posted 18 May 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Iwan Kip as general manager for Indonesia, based in Jakarta.

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Aviation Africa: Training and retention is key to future

Posted 11 May 2015

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.

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Aviation Africa: Emirates highlights why it focuses on human factors

Posted 11 May 2015

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

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Aviation Africa: Dr. Hamdi Chaouk outlines structured approach to success

Posted 11 May 2015

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

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Aviation Africa conference told 'regional can work'

Posted 10 May 2015

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.

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Aviation Africa: Airline business – competition, reputation and opportunity

Posted 10 May 2015

The first afternoon panel, moderated by Victoria Moores, bureau chief, Air Transport World and African Aerospace, looked at airline business in the region.

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Aviation Africa: Dubai Airport boss explains secrets of success

Posted 10 May 2015

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, gave the keynote address at the second session of Aviation Africa. In “Building a world class airport” he said that when he left Gatwick Airport in 2007, LGW and Dubai were about the

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Abdulmohsen Al Sayegh Air appointed Air Seychelles chief financial officer

Posted 8 May 2015

Etihad Airways has reinforced its commitment to providing UAE national employees with world-class career opportunities, after a senior member of its finance team was appointed as Air Seychelles' chief

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Emirates mourns the death of Sir Maurice Flanagan

Posted 8 May 2015

One of the key drivers behind the launch and development of Emirates airline has died. Former vice chairman of the group. Sir Maurice Flanagan, KBE died peacefully at his London home yesterday, surrounded by his family. He was 86.

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Etihad Airways appoint new general manager for Australia and New Zealand

Posted 7 May 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Sarah Built as its new general manager for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney.

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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

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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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