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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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Emirates appoints Nabil Sultan to head Emirates SkyCargo

Posted 27 June 2013

Nabil Sultan, whose career spans more than 20 years in commercial roles within Emirates, has been appointed the new divisional senior vice president, cargo.

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Change of name and executive team as "Safety" goes home

Posted 14 June 2013

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.

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Raja Azmi named as successor to Boutellier at nasair

Posted 9 June 2013 · 2 Comments

Raja Azmi the former CFO of Air Asia has been named as the new chief executive of Saudi Arabia's nasair.

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CAE announces new group president civil

Posted 7 June 2013

CAE today announced the appointment of Nick Leontidis as group president, civil simulation products, training and services, effective immediately.

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Etihad appoints new general manager for Canada

Posted 3 June 2013

Etihad Airways today announced that it has appointed James Harrison as its new general manager for Canada.

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Etihad appoints Mansour Al Marzouqi as general manager in Belarus

Posted 23 May 2013

Etihad Airways has appointed Mansour Al Marzouqi as its new general manager in Belarus.

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Rolls-Royce appoints John Gay as regional director, Middle East

Posted 14 May 2013

Rolls-Royce has announced the appointment of John Gay as regional director, Middle East.

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F&E announce Middle East management changes

Posted 13 May 2013

A number of new appointments has been announced by the company responsible for organising the Dubai Air Show.

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Pilgrims Group appoints McCaffery Middle East director

Posted 24 April 2013

Global risk management and security specialist, Pilgrims Group, has appointed John McCaffery as director for the Middle East following the company's continued expansion in the region.

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dnata announces senior management change in Alpha Flight Group

Posted 5 April 2013

dnata, part of the Emirates Group, has announced a senior management change at its in-flight catering business, Alpha Flight Group. Lionel Wilton, chief executive officer of Alpha has announced that he will hand over the

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Tony Douglas to lead ADAC

Posted 25 March 2013

Former London Heathrow chief executive Tony Douglas has been appointed as ceo of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

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StandardAero appoints interim CEO and Dubai Capital's Smoot to vice chairman

Posted 22 March 2013

Dubai Aerospace (DAE) subsidiary StandardAero announced today the appointment of Firoz Tarapore as interim president and CEO to replace Rob Mionis, who resigned from the company to pursue other

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Nextant Aerospace bolster global sales team

Posted 19 March 2013

Nextant Aerospace, maker of the Nextant 400XT, has bolstered its global sales team with the promotion of Jay Heublein to executive vice president, global sales and marketing and has also added a specific role for an African and Middle East sales

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EADS appoints Guillaume Faury new CEO of Eurocopter

Posted 13 March 2013

The EADS board of directors has accepted the resignation of Lutz Bertling as chief executive officer of Eurocopter and member of the EADS Group executive committee effective April 30 2013.

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New CEO for AeroMobile announced

Posted 28 February 2013

AeroMobile, the airbourne mobile phone operator, has announced the appointment of Kevin Rogers as CEO.

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Spath leaves Jet Aviation for Mubadala role

Posted 22 February 2013

Mubadala's Swiss MRO subsidiary SR Technics has appointed former Jet Aviation senior vice president Christof Spth to head its component repair business.

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Etihad appoints new general manager in Cyprus

Posted 12 February 2013

Etihad Airways has appointed Rashed Saif Al Shabi as its new General Manager for Cyprus.

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Menen to retire from Emirates Skycargo

Posted 3 February 2013

Ram Menen, divisional senior vice president cargo, Emirates Airline is to retire.

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BAE Systems appoints new head of Middle East business

Posted 3 February 2013

BAE Systems has announced the appointment of a new regional managing director for the Middle East and Africa.

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Qatar Airways recruits new cabin crew members from Baltic states

Posted 30 January 2013

Qatar Airways has turned to Baltic Aviation Academy for the recruitment of new cabin crew members from the Baltic States.

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Rizon Jet appoints new director of flight operations

Posted 30 January 2013

Rizon Jet has announced the appointment of its new director of flight operations, Captain Siddharth Bhardwaj.

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Sabena Technics appoints new executive vice-president civil sales

Posted 30 January 2013

Sabena technics has appointed Martin Assmann as its executive vice-president civil sales.

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PPE appoint new distribution manager for EMEA

Posted 28 January 2013

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), manufacture of moulded elastomer seals, has appointed a new distribution manager for its EMEA sales territories.

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McGeough quits Hawker for top job at Nextant

Posted 18 January 2013

Former Hawker Beechcraft senior executive for the Middle East, Africa and Europe, Sean McGeough, has been appointed president of Nextant Aerospace the , maker of the Nextant 400XT, the world's only remanufactured business jet.

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IAG Cargo appoints new regional manager

Posted 17 January 2013

IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has appointed Tony Snell as regional commercial manager with a mandate to drive growth in the strategic markets of the Middle East &

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BBA Aviation Flight Support appoints Maria Sastre as president and CEO

Posted 17 January 2013

BBA Aviation Flight Support has announced the promotion of Maria Sastre to president and chief operating officer for Signature Flight Support Corporation.

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Arabian Aerospace editor honoured in UK

Posted 2 January 2013

Arabian Aerospace editor Alan Peaford has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

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Hiatt takes over helm of FSF

Posted 20 December 2012

The Flight Safety Foundation has announced the promotion of Kevin L. Hiatt to the position of president and chief executive officer of the Foundation, effective January 1 2013.

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Jean-Bernard Lvy appointed CEO of Thales

Posted 20 December 2012

Jean-Bernard Lvy has been appointed chairman and CEO of Thales, following the resignation of Luc Vigneron.

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Former UAE representative appointed CEO for Dassault Aviation

Posted 18 December 2012

The man who sold the Mirage jets to the UAE in the 1990s and then was vice president for Dassault for the Middle East and North Africa at the start of this century is stepping up to the top job.

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Stanton appointed to Gulfstream regional sales role

Posted 12 December 2012

Gulfstream has appointed Allan Stanton as regional vice president for international sales in the Middle East. Stanton, who is based in Dubai, reports to Trevor Esling, regional senior vice president, for Europe, the Middle East and

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MEBA2012: Sheikh Ahmed proud that MEBA is a cut-above

Posted 12 December 2012

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports and the Emirates Group, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of MEBA.

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MEBA2012: Hub of opportunities for foreign trade

Posted 12 December 2012

The UAE's minister of foreign trade, HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, joined the royal tour at the opening ceremony of MEBA and took the opportunity to explore some of the stands.

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MEBA2012: new 'Air Club' alliance announced

Posted 12 December 2012

Eight leading European corporate aviation operators announced the formation of a new 'Air Club' alliance at MEBA.

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MEBA2012: Middle East BizAv market set to grow to US$1 billion

Posted 11 December 2012

This year's Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show kicks off with some strong stats from organisers the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) which says that the local market will be worth US$1 billion by

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MEBA2012: Death of Gulf's grey market within three years?

Posted 11 December 2012

A new working group to quash the illegal charter market in the Middle East sprang from a session at the Middle East Business Aviation Conference yesterday.

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MEBA2012: UAE poised for BizAv game-change Mubadala boss

Posted 11 December 2012

The business aircraft industry is too fragmented; consolidation must occur and the UAE is ready to step in.

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MEBA2012: Honeywell outlook shows reason for cautious optimism

Posted 11 December 2012

Rob Wilson delivered Honeywell Aerospace's business aviation outlook for 2013 at the Middle East Business Aviation Conference yesterday.

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MEBA2012: Putting The Jet Business in the shop window

Posted 11 December 2012

Like all good shopkeepers Steve Varsano sometimes steps away from his store to meet his customers on their territory. And this week at MEBA, as Marcelle Nethersole found out, Varsano has a booth to do just that.

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MEBA2012: Celebrating a new Gala design

Posted 11 December 2012

Airbus Corporate Jets has revealed its new VIP cabin concept for wide-bodied corporate airliners, designed with an eye to the growing Middle Eastern market.

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Sheikh Khaled appoints Al Musallam as Gulf Air's acting CEO

Posted 6 December 2012

Maher Salman Jabor Al Musallam has been appointed acting CEO for Gulf Air following the resignation of Samer Majali last week.

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Travelport appoints head of commercial strategy for MEA

Posted 5 December 2012

Travelport, the business services provider to the travel industry, has appointed Stuart Laird-Smith as Head of Commercial Strategy for the Middle East and Africa.

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New MRO opportunities for UAE nationals

Posted 26 November 2012

Abu Dhabi-based AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Center) and Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S) - both part of Mubadala Aerospace, have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Vocational

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Massoud honoured by African airlines

Posted 19 November 2012

Former Egyptian civil aviation minister Hussein Massoud was honoured by the African Airline Association at its annual assembly in Johannesburg this morning

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Ayla appoints former aviation chief commissioner as chairman

Posted 24 October 2012

Jordanian flight training academy, Ayla Aviation, has appointed the former Chief Commissioner for the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission as its new chairman.

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Guy Snelgar appointed GetThere MD in EMEA

Posted 12 October 2012

GetThere has promoted Guy Snelgar to managing director of its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Qatar looks to eastern Europe for new cabin crew recruits

Posted 12 October 2012

Qatar Airways has contracted Baltic Aviation Academy to help find cabin crew from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland.

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Boeing names managing director for its defence business in Saudi Arabia

Posted 9 October 2012

Boeing has named Chris Smith vice president and managing director for its defence business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to further strengthen customer relationships and establish new in-country

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Swiss Aviation Consulting banks on international employees to gain more ground in the global market

Posted 5 October 2012

Swiss Aviation Consulting has announced the addition of two new team members to its offices in Switzerland and the UAE.

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New CEO for EgyptAir

Posted 20 September 2012

EgyptAir has appointed a new chairman and CEO for its airline.

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New appointments at MENA Aerospace to support international expansion

Posted 12 September 2012

MENA Aerospace Enterprises of Bahrain has undertaken a number of key management appointments in order to support the corporate group's sustained growth and regional expansion.

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Omani cabin crew join Etihad

Posted 10 September 2012

Etihad Airways has welcomed a new group of 15 Omani cabin crew, as part of its extensive recruitment drive in Oman.

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Stefan Hansen reappointed as chief executive officer of Lufthansa Systems AG

Posted 4 September 2012

Lufthansa Systems AG has announced that the company's supervisory board has extended the appointment of chief executive officer Stefan Hansen by five years until June 30, 2018.

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Jet Aviation forms two regional divisions for its EMEA & Asia operations

Posted 3 September 2012

Jet Aviation recently restructured its EMEA & Asia organization by forming two separate regional divisions, one for Asia and one for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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New commercial head for Turkish Technic

Posted 10 August 2012

Turkish Technic, the MRO subsidiary of Turkish Airlines. has appointed Altan Bykyılmaz as executive vice president (Commercial Affairs) succeeding Dr. Fuat Oktay, who becomes a member of Turkish Technic's board of directors.

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Lineveldt promoted to key Gama role

Posted 1 August 2012

Richard Lineveldt has been appointed general manager of Sharjah's Gama Aviation with the task of implementing its growth strategy throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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Strata appoints Badr Al-Olama as new CEO

Posted 31 July 2012

Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace's advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility based in Al Ain has announcesd the appointment of Badr Al-Olama as CEO.

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Oman Air appoints assistant country manager to UK team

Posted 25 July 2012

Oman Air has appointed Jamal Al Azki to the newly-created position of Assistant Country Manager for the UK and Ireland. He will be based at Oman Air's UK office in Chiswick, London, and will report to Country Manager Rohan Alce.

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Rizon Jet gets new director of Doha ground operations

Posted 20 July 2012

Qatar-based private aviation services provider Rizon Jet has signed up a new Director of Ground Operations to its team based in Doha.

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Farnborough: Virgin Galactic announces new satellite launcher project

Posted 12 July 2012

Virgin Galactic's Sir Richard Branson announced a new approach to getting satellites into low-earth orbit at the Farnborough Air Show with its LauncherOne project.

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Amadeus Gulf inaugurates new headquarters in Abu Dhabi and appoints new MD

Posted 11 July 2012

Amadeus Gulf today inaugurated its new headquarters in Abu Dhabi, close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The strategic move, aimed at complementing the fast-growing Gulf travel and tourism sector,

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Arabian Aerospace scoops top industry award for digital media

Posted 10 July 2012

Arabian Aerospace is taking a place in the global Aerospace Media Hall of Fame after winning the Aerospace Media Award for the best digital media at a ceremony in London.

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Bahrain Air appoints new director commercial operations

Posted 5 July 2012

Bahrain Air has promoted Raju Pillai to director commercial operations. Pillai, who has been with the airline since its inception in 2008, started in the new role this week

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Rizon Jet appoints technical services director

Posted 3 July 2012

Rizon Jet has appointed Mike Clarke as director of technical services, based in Doha. Clarke joins the Qatar private aviation company from BBA Aviation, where he served for 18 years in progressively responsible positions culminating in his

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