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 misconceptions” of its purpose.
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.
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.
Etihad Airways has appointed Jinmoon Ahn as general manager for Korea, based in Seoul.
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.
Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai World Central joint venture company, has appointed Saeed Al Dhaheri as its new chairman.
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.
The first afternoon panel, moderated by Victoria Moores, bureau chief, Air Transport World and African Aerospace, looked at airline business in the region.
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
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
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.
Etihad Airways has appointed Sarah Built as its new general manager for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney.
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
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.
Abu Dhabi-based private jet operator, AJA, has appointed a new head of sales and commercial.
Dubai Airshow has strengthened its team with the appointment of Caryn McConnachie as new aerospace director.
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.
Abu Dhabi Airports has named Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as its new CEO.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Shane O'Hare, the former president and CEO of Royal Jet has been appointed senior vice president, marketing at Etihad.
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.
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.
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.