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PeopleAircraft and people. Youngest woman in history completes solo round-the-world flight
Montréal, Canada - As part of ‘Dreams Soar’ campaign for girls and STEM
Shaesta Waiz, the courageous 30-year-old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ Global Flight for STEM, touched down in Daytona Beach, Florida at 6:43 PM Eastern yesterday evening in her now well-travelled Bee... more
PeopleAirplanes (2). Italian Farnesina: "New development prospects for Meridiana following investment by Qatar Airways
Rome, Italy - The satisfaction by the Minister Alfano
The acquisition by Qatar Airways of 49% of Meridiana signals a turning point for the future of the company and Italian air transport, further enhancing the value of the nation's tourist heritage, especially... more
PeopleAirplanes and airlines. Etihad Aviation Group appointed new CEO
Abu Dhabi, UAE - It is Tony Douglas, who will join the company in January 2018
The Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, His Excellency Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, who will join the company in... more
PeopleNomination Committee for the Saab AGM 2018
Linkoping, Sweden - The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10 April 2018, in Linköping
The members of the Nomination Committee for the defence and security company Saab have now been appointed based on the shareholder structure on 31 August 2017, in accordance with a resolution by the Saab... more
PeopleNBAA welcomes nomination of Bruce Landsberg to serve on NTSB
Washington, Usa - Citing his impressive track record on aircraft safety issues
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded the White House’s announcement that it would nominate aviation safety expert Bruce Landsberg to serve on the National Transportation S... more
PeopleMunich Airport's CEO voted "2017 Travel Industry Manager"
Munich, Germany - Michael Kerkloh has been in this role since 2002
Michael Kerkloh has been the CEO and president of Munich Airport since 2002. During that time the airport has developed into a leading global transportation hub with multiple awards to prove it. A jury... more
PeopleRussia's Mikhail Mamistov wins gold at "29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships"
Malelane, South Africa - For third time after a hard-fought competition in South Africa
Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been crowned FAI World Aerobatic Champion for an incredible third time after a hard-fought competition in South Africa.
The legendary Aerobatics pilot won the Gold Medal a... more
PeopleAirbus Bank announces management changes: Jürgen Wienes new Managing Director
Munich, Germany - Franz Plesser to leave the Managing Board
Jürgen Wienes has been appointed Managing Director of Airbus Bank by the company’s Supervisory Board, effective as of 1 September 2017. He takes over the management of back-office operations from Franz Pl... more
PeopleEBAA appoints COO and Communications Director
Brussels, Belgium - Effective September 4, but communicated it only yesterday
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief... more
PeopleCALC appoints Vice President Procurement
Hong Kong, China - It is Sean Farnan who will lead its aircraft and engines acquisitions
CALC announces that Sean Farnan has joined the Group as Vice President Procurement. Working with colleagues across the Group’s global offices, Sean will lead CALC’s aircraft and engines acquisitions. Pri... more
PeopleNew appointment to top communications post of Boeing
Chicago, Usa - Tom Downey announces plans to retire after 31 years of service and decade in role; Phil Musser replaces him
Boeing yesterday named Phil Musser as the company's next senior vicepresident of communications, succeeding Tom Downey, who has announced plans to step down from the role late this month and retire from... more
PeopleNorth Korea. Italian Minister Alfano had a telephone conversation with his Japanese colleague
Rome, Italy - It was a first dialogue opportunity between Italy's Minister and Japan's new head of diplomacy, Taro Kono, since his appointment to the post in August
"Italy is following with the greatest attention the evolution of the situation in the Korean Peninsula. Yet another very serious violation of multiple Security Council resolutions is a factor that destabilises... more
PeoplePope Francis goes to Colombia: departure tomorrow morning from Rome-Fiumicino
Rome, Italy - As tradition in the papal apostolic journeys, one way trip on Alitalia flight
Pope Francis will take off tomorrow, on Wednesday September 6, at 11am for his apostolic travel in Colombia, with the Alitalia AZ4000 flight. At the Fiumicino airport to greet him there will be the extraordinary... more
PeopleIt happened today, on 31 August: altitude record, 37,650 m, with MiG-25 airplane
Lausanne, Switzerland - It was 1977: it still stands currently, after exactly forty years
Alexandr Vasilievich Fedotov, an official "Hero of the Soviet Union" and test pilot, set an FAI World Record for altitude on 31 August 1977 when he climbed to 37,650 m in his MiG-25 airplane. The record... more
PeopleNew managing Director for Saab Australia
Linkoping, Sweden - Andy Keough will commence his employment next November
Defence and security company Saab has appointed Andy Keough as the new Managing Director of Saab Australia. He takes up his position on 13 November 2017.
Andy Keough completed 22 years in the Australian... more
PeopleBerlin-Brandenburg Airport: new head of Corporate Communication
Berlin, Germany - From next September 1, 2017
Hannes Stefan Hönemann, aged 50, will take over the management of Corporate Communication for the airport company, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), from September 1, 2017.
Over the last eight... more
PeopleChanges within Saab’s Group management
Linkoping, Sweden - They are Ellen Molin and Jessica Öberg
Defence and security company Saab has appointed Ellen Molin as the new Head of Business Area Support and Services and Jessica Öberg as the new Head of Business Area Industrial Products and Services.
PeopleICAO Secretary General visits Italian ENAV
Rome, Italy - Chairman Scaramella: "proud of our excellent operations"
Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Agency for the development of the principles governing International Air Transport, visited the Rome... more
PeopleEvents and roles (2). Aci Europe: Michael Kerkloh elected to lead it
Paris, France - He is already CEO of Munich Airport
European airports’ trade association Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) this morning held its Annual Assembly, as part of the "27th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition", h... more
PeopleAirplanes and events. Iata: Goh Choon Phong new Chairman of its BoG
Cancun, Mexico - He succeeds Willie Walsh; CEO of Qatar Airways from June 2018, following his term
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term,... more
PeopleAirplanes and events (2). IATA: AGM opens in Cancun. Andres Conesa elected AGM president
Cancun, Mexico - The first order of business was electing Aeroméxico CEO
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened its 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico, with around 1,000 industry leaders and media in attendance.... more
PeopleHåkan Buskhe elected Vice-Chairman of the Board in ASD
Linkoping, Sweden - President and CEO of Saab
Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab was yesterday elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board in AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
The ASD represents the aeronautics, space,... more
PeopleICAO: Honourary Doctorate bestowed on Council President by National Aviation University of Ukraine
Montreal, Canada - In receiving his honourary degree, Aliu expressed his heartfelt appreciation for all that the school has meant to his life and career
The President of the ICAO Council, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, was honoured by his alma mater earlier in the last week when and Honourary Doctorate was bestowed upon him by Volodymyr Isaienko, Acting Rector... more
PeopleAirplanes and roles. Delta appoints new SVP for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
London, UK - Corneel Koster takes over from Nat Pieper
Delta Air Lines has appointed Corneel Koster as Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. He takes over from Nat Pieper who has become Senior Vice President Global Alliances.
PeopleEric Trappier new President of ASD (Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe)
Brussels, Belgium - Already Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation
ASD announces the appointment of Eric Trappier, the French Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dassault Aviation, as President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
PeopleMinister Alfano visited yesterday Amatrice with the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
Rome, Italy - "The visit of a Head of Government of a G7 Country represented an act of great sensitivity"
"The visit of a Head of Government of a G7 Country to Amatrice represented an act of great sensitivity to the people who were struck by a very violent earthquake that ruined their lives, in addition to... more
PeopleAlfano meets Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative of the US President for International Negotiations
Rome, Italy - The minister expressed his appreciation for the Special Representative's particular focus and dynamism on the Israeli-Palestinian dossier
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, met today the Special Representative of the President of the United States of America for International Negotiations, Jason... more
PeoplePaolo Gentiloni met the US President, Donald Trump at Villa Taverna -VIDEO
Rome, Italy - While his daughter Ivanka has been received by the Undersecretary Boschi
The Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni met the US President Donald Trump at Villa Taverna.
The Undersecretary Maria Elena Boschi has received Ivanka Trump, his daughter at Villa Taverna too.
PeopleObama's airplane landed at the "Baccarini" airport in Grosseto
Grosseto, Italy - The former president of the United States will begin today a short holiday in Italy
Escorted by six Eurofighter airplanes of the 4th Wing of the Italian Air Force, the former president of the United States Barack Obama landed in the late morning at the "Corrado Baccarini" airport in Grosseto... more
PeopleLeonardo (3). Alessandro Profumo, "who's who"
Rome, Italy - Born in Genoa, Italy on 17 February 1957, he holds a degree in Business Economics from "Bocconi" University
Alessandro Profumo is Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo SpA since 16 May 2017.
Born in Genoa, Italy on 17 February 1957, he holds a degree in Business Economics from "Bocconi" University.
In 1977,... more