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Willie Walsh to deliver key interview at World Aviation Festival Virtual

Posted 7 April 2021

Willie Walsh will be doing one of his very first interviews as the new IATA Director General at the World Aviation Festival Virtual on Tuesday, 20 April, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM GMT.

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Willie Walsh takes the helm at IATA

Posted 1 April 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of director general of the organisation. He succeeds Alexandre de Juniac.

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Samer Majali appointed new President and CEO of Royal Jordanian

Posted 31 March 2021

The Royal Jordanian (RJ) Board of Directors has elected Samer Majali as vice chairman and designated him to assume the role of RJ President/CEO as of March 30, 2021.

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Italian footballer Paolo Maldini visits the Emirates Group Headquarters

Posted 31 March 2021

Italian football legend Paolo Maldini paid a visit to Emirates Group Headquarters yesterday during his stay in Dubai.

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Bauer Aviation Advisory appoints new advisory board

Posted 18 March 2021

Bauer Aviation Advisory (BAA), the aviation and strategy consulting firm, has appointed four new aviation leaders in the Middle East to its advisory board.

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Steve Allen appointed to lead Dnata’s global operations

Posted 3 March 2021

The Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Steve Allen as the executive vice president of Dnata.

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Oman Air appoints Captain Nasser Al Salmi as COO

Posted 2 March 2021

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief executive officer of Oman Air, today announced that Captain Nasser Al Salmi has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer at the airline (COO).

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Kamil Al-Awadhi takes up role at IATA

Posted 1 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today.

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IATA’s chief economist to retire

Posted 23 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its chief economist, Brian Pearce, will retire from the organisation in July 2021. A recruitment process has been launched to find a successor in time for a smooth transition.

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Newly appointed Chairman and CEO of Tunisair revoked

Posted 22 February 2021

Olfa Hamdi who was appointed Chairman and CEO of Tunisair early January has been revoked today.

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Habiba Laklalech named CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority

Posted 19 February 2021

King Mohammed VI has appointed Habiba Laklalech, CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA).

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Pegasus Airlines CEO elected chair of the IATA Audit Committee

Posted 5 February 2021

Pegasus Airlines CEO, Mehmet T. Nane, has been elected as Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) by the members of the IATA Board of Governors.

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Paul Jarvis appointed as CEO for Dentons' Middle East region

Posted 13 January 2021

Dentons has appointed Paul Jarvis as chief executive officer for the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region.

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World Defence Show appoints North America sales director

Posted 13 January 2021

Doug Schlam has been appointed as the North America Sales Director for the global stage for defence interoperability ahead of the World Defence Show 2022 event.

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New chairman and CEO for Tunisair

Posted 8 January 2021

Olfa Hamdi has been appointed chairman and CEO of Tunisair.

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Etihad CEO receives Covid-19 vaccine

Posted 4 January 2021

Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine today at Etihad Airways Medical Centre.

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Emirates makes key management changes

Posted 28 December 2020

Emirates has announced several movements and rotations to its commercial team, both in its Dubai hub and across key markets in the Far East, West Asia and Africa.

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IATA appoints Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as regional vice president for AME

Posted 22 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Kamil H. Al-Awadhi will be appointed IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME), effective 1 March 2021.

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IATA’s Alexandre de Juniac to step down as director general

Posted 24 November 2020

IATA has announced that Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective 31 March 2021.

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Gulf Air appoints new country manager for its Muscat station

Posted 23 November 2020

Gulf Air has appointed Shams Al Doseri as country manager for its Muscat station after relocating from Ethiopia back into the Middle East.

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Etihad Airways warns pilots of job cuts

Posted 11 November 2020

Etihad Airways this week warned pilots of immediate compulsory layoffs as demand for air travel fails to recover as quickly as expected from the coronavirus pandemic.

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SkyTeam Cargo Alliance names new chairman

Posted 3 November 2020

SkyTeam Cargo, has appointed Omar Hariri as the new chairman of its executive board.

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How outsourcing can help save the air transport sector

Posted 25 October 2020

Peter Mohring, Managing Director of Transport, Serco Middle East, explores why it has never been timelier for the air transport sector to embrace outsourcing to help with post pandemic recovery.

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Kirsten de Bruijn joins Qatar Airways Cargo

Posted 29 September 2020

Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed Kirsten de Bruijn as senior vice president, cargo sales and network planning.

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EAG appoints new MD for cargo and logistics

Posted 22 September 2020

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has promoted Martin Drew to the role of Managing Director - Cargo and Logistics.

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Key appointments for expanding Indian MRO

Posted 16 September 2020

Air Works, India’s largest independent MRO and diversified aviation services provider, which works extensively in the Middle East market, has announced two key appointments to its board of directors.

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New CEO and deputy CEO for Sanad Group

Posted 1 September 2020

The Sanad Group has appointed Troy Lambeth as CEO and Mansoor Janahi as deputy CEO.

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Emirates Group celebrates the contributions of Emirati Women

Posted 27 August 2020

On the occasion of Emirati Women's Day, the Emirates Group is celebrating the achievements of women who are making a positive difference to the nation in their diverse roles, particularly amidst the challenges of the

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Walid Abukhaled named as CEO at SAMI

Posted 24 August 2020

The Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has appointed Walid Abukhaled as CEO of the company.

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IATA: Albakri in new leadership succession

Posted 5 August 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed senior vice president for customer, financial and digital services

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FLYING WITHOUT WINGS: Blog 3 - Are you ok?

Posted 1 August 2020

Currently grounded, First Officer Tom Peaford, asks is it ok to not be ok? Why airlines must do more, now more than ever, to support the well-being of their pilots.

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New CEO for Aircraft Accessories and Components Company

Posted 7 July 2020

The Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), has appointed Mazen Johar as CEO to oversee the company’s operations starting as of now.

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Gulf Air appoints Bahraini senior manager cabin crew

Posted 6 July 2020

Gulf Air has appointed Abdulrauf Meer Abdulrahim as senior manager cabin crew to manage one of the airline’s key operational units and be responsible for the largest team of Gulf Air’s workforce.

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Gulf Air appoints Bahraini director strategy and planning

Posted 26 June 2020

Gulf Air has appointed Sh. Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa as director strategy and planning to manage one of the airline’s main business units that is responsible for Gulf Air’s long term strategic plans.

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Martin Thomsen named new CEO at Air BP

Posted 25 June 2020

Air BP has appointed Martin Thomsen as chief executive officer, Air BP, to commence on July 1.

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Slattery takes the top job at GE Aviation

Posted 16 June 2020

John Slattery, who it was announced yesterday is stepping down from his role as president of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division is to become president and CEO of giant engine maker GE Aviation.

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Meijer to head Embraer commercial aircraft business

Posted 15 June 2020

Embraer’s former vice president of commercial aviation for the Middle East and Africa, Arjan Meijer has been appointed new president and chief executive of the Brazilian company’s commercial aircraft division.

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BLOG: Flying without wings

Posted 15 June 2020

Dubai-based A320 pilot Tom Peaford looks at the changing world for airline pilots and manages expectations.

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Mind the gap… stark warning as next-gen talent goes missing

Posted 9 June 2020

Noureddine Mouaddib, founder and president of Rabat International University, made an appeal to tackle challenges regarding human resource development in aviation at a conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Vincent Chappard

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BLOG: Is flying like riding a bike? Rusty pilots and a return to the air

Posted 28 May 2020

Tom Peaford, an A320 senior first officer, looks at the issues affecting flight crews as airlines begin the return to service.

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Agony as Emirates and Qatar plan for job losses

Posted 19 May 2020

Emirates managers are said to be ‘agonising’ over future plans for the long-haul dominated airline.

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Boeing appoints Delaney to lead Confident Travel Initiative

Posted 15 May 2020

Boeing has appointed Mike Delaney to lead the company's Confident Travel Initiative, effective immediately.

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Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA

Posted 27 April 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s senior vice president for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020.

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SAMI appoints Walid Abukhaled as acting CEO

Posted 24 April 2020

The Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) have appointment Walid Abukhaled as acting CEO to oversee the company’s operations starting from April 23, 2020, until further notice.

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Boeing announces key organisation and leadership changes

Posted 22 April 2020

Boeing has announced key organisation and leadership changes aimed at driving greater cross-company integration and continuous improvement. The changes are effective May 1.

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EDGE appoints three cluster presidents

Posted 9 March 2020

EDGE has appointed the presidents of three clusters, with Dr Fahad Al Yafei as President of Platforms & Systems, Hamad Al Marar as President of Missiles & Weapons and Khalid Al Breiki as President of Mission Support.

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Emirates acclaims women flying high in aviation

Posted 5 March 2020

Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade. On the occasion of International

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Joramco welcomes new director engineering

Posted 13 February 2020

Joramco has appointed Mohammad Al Sirhan as its new director engineering.

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SunExpress appoints new chief executive

Posted 30 January 2020

SunExpress has appointed Max Kownatzki as chief executive.

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New acting president and CEO for Alsalam Aerospace Industries

Posted 27 January 2020

Alsalam Aerospace Industries has appointed Karl E. Jeppesen as Acting President and CEO, starting on 12 January, 2020.

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Airport hospitality group TAV OS appoints Güçlü Batkın as CEO

Posted 8 January 2020

Güçlü Batkın has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Turkish airports company TAV Operation Services. He has previously taken various management roles at TAV Airports since 2005.

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New management developments at IATA

Posted 30 December 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced changes to its Strategic Leadership Team and corporate structure. The changes will enable IATA to better serve its customers and stakeholders as the association implements a strategy

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Boeing announces new major appointments

Posted 23 December 2019

Boeing today announced that its Board of Directors has named current chairman, David L. Calhoun, as chief executive officer and President, effective January 13, 2020.

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Dubai: Boeing Global Services aiming for "Good growth"

Posted 20 November 2019

Boeing Global Services (BGS) is continuing to outpace the market as it pursues a target of achieving $50 billion in revenues by 2025, according to the division's new CEO, Ted Colbert, speaking at the Dubai Air Show yesterday

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EAG appoints new senior vice president global sales and distribution

Posted 11 November 2019

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has appointed Duncan Bureau as senior vice president global sales and distribution, who will report directly into the group’s chief commercial officer, Robin Kamark.

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Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected as chairman of International Business Aviation Council

Posted 28 October 2019

Currently holding the position of the Vice Chairman since 2017, Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi has been elected as the Chairman of the Governing Board - IBAC.

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Boeing makes new appointments

Posted 23 October 2019

Boeing Company today named Stan Deal to succeed Kevin McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ted Colbert to succeed Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, effective immediately.

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Emirates announces commercial management rotations

Posted 17 October 2019

Emirates has made several key management movements across its commercial operations team in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Emirates Skywards.

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Bombardier appoints new vice president of international business aircraft sales

Posted 2 October 2019

Bombardier has appointed Christophe Degoumois as vice president of sales, international, for Bombardier Business Aircraft, overseeing business jet sales in all regions outside the Americas.

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Gulf Air CEO meets with new British Ambassador to Bahrain

Posted 1 October 2019

Roderick Drummond, the new British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, was recently welcomed to Gulf Air’s headquarters where he met with the national carrier’s chief executive officer Krešimir Kučko.

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Emirates announces commercial team changes

Posted 25 September 2019

Emirates airline has announced key appointments and rotations in its global commercial operations, positioning it to better serve customers across its global network, and respond with agility to dynamic market opportunities.

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Emirates announces new executive leadership appointments

Posted 4 September 2019

Emirates has announced new executive leadership appointments for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions.

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Zahira Bouaouda becomes first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco

Posted 8 August 2019

Zahira Bouaouda has been appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing, specialising in electrical wiring interconnection systems.

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Oman Airports CEO voted as ACI vice president for two years

Posted 7 August 2019

On its 59th annual meeting in Hong Kong, the World General Assembly of the ACI World has voted collectively on assigning Oman Airports CEO, Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, as vice president for ACI World for two years.

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Gulf Air appoints Bahraini senior manager cargo

Posted 30 July 2019

Gulf Air has appointed Wael Mattar as senior manager cargo based in the airline’s hub in Bahrain.

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Gulf Air invest in local workforce

Posted 22 July 2019

Gulf Air said it remains committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development by providing opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company.

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Ninety years since Bastié became the first woman to set an aviation world record

Posted 19 July 2019

Ninety years ago, on 28 July 1929, the French aviator Maryse Bastié made history when she became the first ever female pilot to set an aviation world record.

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Gulf Air appoints first Bahraini female country manager

Posted 8 July 2019

Gulf Air has appointed Shams Al Doseri as a country manager for its Addis Ababa station.

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Gulf Air appoints Bahraini country manager in Dubai

Posted 26 June 2019

Gulf Ai has appointed Esam Abdulhameed Al Hammadi as a country manager for its Dubai station.

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Airbus founding father Roger Béteille passes away

Posted 26 June 2019

Airbus has announced that one of its founding fathers, Roger Béteille, passed away on 14 June at the age of 97.

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Simon Hocquard appointed director general of CANSO

Posted 20 June 2019

CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) has announced that Simon Hocquard is appointed director general of CANSO from 19 June 2019.

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New vice president for Shell’s aviation business

Posted 28 May 2019

Anna Mascolo has been appointed vice president of Shell’s aviation business, taking over from Anne Anderson who is moving to a senior leadership role in Shell’s Chemicals business.

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Emirates Group appoints Hana Al Awadhi as vice president HR

Posted 7 May 2019

The Emirates Group has appointed Hana Al Awadhi as vice president HR earlier this month, overseeing dnata’s HR Business partnership at dnata Airport Operations in Dubai and across the world.

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Mark Pierotti appointed visiting professor for University of South Wales Dubai

Posted 2 May 2019

The University of South Wales (USW) Dubai has appointed Dr Mark Pierotti PhD, as a Visiting Professor for the Dubai campus.

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Etihad Cargo boosts commercial organisation with Emirati leadership appointments

Posted 2 May 2019

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has announced several Emirati national appointments within its commercial division.

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Dans appoints first female national to ATC duty management role

Posted 30 April 2019

Dubai Air Navigation Services (Dans), has appointed its first female UAE national as duty manager in the emirate.

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Airbus appoints new executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs

Posted 15 April 2019

Airbus has appointed Julie Kitcher as executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs, effective immediately.

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Airbus appoints new executive committee led by CEO Guillaume Faury

Posted 15 April 2019

Airbus has appointed a new executive committee led by chief executive officer Guillaume Faury, following approval from the Board of Directors. The changes are effective immediately.

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Embraer board selects new president and CEO

Posted 9 April 2019

Embraer has announced that the nomination of Francisco Gomes Neto, current President of Marcopolo, will be presented to the Board of Directors for the position of President and CEO, succeeding Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva.

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Panasonic Avionics announces new regional vice president for Middle East

Posted 26 March 2019

Panasonic Avionics has announced Tom Eskola as regional vice president and general manager for the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia and Africa (MECSAA) region.

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Boeing announces trio of leadership moves

Posted 20 March 2019

Boeing has announced three leadership moves aimed at further strengthening the company's global presence and partnerships.

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Embraer announces CEO succession

Posted 19 March 2019

Embraer, following shareholder approval of the transaction with Boeing, announces that the current President and CEO of the company, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, concludes a successful professional cycle with the company on April 22, 2019 - which is the end

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Gulf Air welcomes back Rashid Abdulrahman Al Gaoud

Posted 25 February 2019

Gulf Air has welcomed back Rashid Abdulrahman Al Gaoud to the airline’s headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain as senior manager of sales in the European and Asian Pacific regions.

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Safran Nacelles appoint general manager of Aerostructure Middle East Services

Posted 5 February 2019

Jean-François Verkindre has joined Aerostructure Middle East Services (AMES), he co-manages the company with Thierry Baud, from AFI KLM&EM.

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new executive committee members

Posted 4 February 2019

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus.

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Dassault Aviation names senior VP of Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network

Posted 15 January 2019

Dassault Aviation has appointed Jean Kayanakis to a newly created position, senior vice president, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network.

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New managing director appointed at Frequentis Comsoft

Posted 8 January 2019

Thomas Hoffmann has been appointed the new managing director at Frequentis Comsoft, a software company in the Frequentis Group for air traffic management (ATM) and defence domains.

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Emirates appoints ten UAE nationals to key commercial positions

Posted 7 January 2019

Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa

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Satcom Direct names Evgeniy Pashkov regional director EEMEA

Posted 9 December 2018

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has appointed Evgeniy Pashkov as regional director for EEMEA.

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Airbus announces new appointments

Posted 22 November 2018

Airbus has selected Dominik Asam as future chief financial officer, and Michael Schollhorn as chief operating officer.

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Every woman can be a high flyer

Posted 7 November 2018

Royal Jordanian pilot Alia Twal has a simple message to pass to young women across the Middle East and Africa: If you are female, want to be a pilot and have the determination, nothing should stop you.

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Alpha Aviation Academy appoints new general manager

Posted 16 October 2018

Alpha Aviation Academy (AAA), one of the Middle East’s leading pilot training providers and the second largest provider of the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) in the world, has appointed a new general manager.

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ACL appoints two new non-executive directors

Posted 10 October 2018

The world‘s leading airport slot coordinator, Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL), that supports Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has welcomed two further independent non-executive directors to its board, effective immediately.

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IATA senior management appointment

Posted 5 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019.

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Boeing names interim communications leader

Posted 18 September 2018

The Boeing Company has announced that Phil Musser, senior vice president of Communications, will depart the company in early November due to personal and family considerations. Anne Toulouse, current Boeing vice president of Global Brand

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Christian Scherer departs ATR following appointment as Airbus CCO

Posted 14 September 2018

ATR has confirmed the statement issued today by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer with immediate effect.

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Sir Tim Clark named Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year

Posted 11 September 2018

Sir Tim Clark has been named 'Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year' at the Gulf Business Awards 2018, held in Dubai.

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New chief commercial officer for Gulf Air

Posted 5 September 2018

Gulf Air has announced the appointment of Vincent Coste as the airline’s new Chief Commercial Officer, effective September 2018.

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Jean-Paul Ebanga appointed VP Flight Avionics activities

Posted 31 August 2018

Thales has appointed Jean-Paul Ebanga, as Vice-President of Flight Avionics activities.

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Bombardier MRO appoints new head of sales and marketing for Middle East

Posted 13 August 2018

Martin Williamson has been appointed new head of sales and marketing for for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia.

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