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Pieter Elbers, KLM

Mar 19, 2019 KLM turns 100 years’ old in October 2019. Arguably, some of the most important developments in the airline’s rich history have occurred recently; from the merger with Air France to the revamp of its product in line with a digital strategy. But operating with a ... Read more

Feb 10, 2019 Vitaly Saveliev, Aeroflot Group CEO, has steered the airline back to its former glory, but says there is still much to be achieved Aeroflot once operated the world’s largest fleet as the monopoly supplier of air transport to the USSR. Today,... Read more

Andrew Walters Honored for Aviation Services

May 07, 2017 The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) presented Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport, with its annual Michael Wheatley Award for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry. Walters was recognized during the association's recent 43rd annual conference.BBGA chairman Marwan Khalek praised ... Read more

Rupert Hogg becomes CEO of Cathay Pacific Air

Apr 13, 2017 Rupert Hogg, Cathay Pacific operations chief was announced as the new CEO after Ivan Chu will step down on May 1 officially, press release said. The announcement of senior management changes in the group released on Wednesday afternoon as hundreds of Cathay staff gathered at the airline's ... Read more

Thunder Aviation hires David Potter as VP, Sales

Apr 07, 2017 Thunder Aviation announces that David W. Potter has been hired as Vice President, Aircraft Sales. Potter is a veteran aircraft sales professional with more than 35 years of aviation experience who began his career as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. In ... Read more

Aviation Executive Named SBA Person of the Year

Mar 31, 2017 The Minnesota district of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named Shirley Joann Wikner as its "Small Business Person of the Year."   Wikner is the CEO of an Eden Prairie-based business called Aviation Charter and Executive Aviation. Aviation Charter provides specialized 24-hour, on-demand air service throughout the ... Read more

Eustis pilot recognized with FAA’s highest honor

Mar 17, 2017 When Dale Johnson, of Eustis, was a little boy, he loved watching the airplanes go by, dreaming of one day being able to fly one. Now 85 years of age and after a lifetime of pursing his dreams, he was awarded the Wright Brothers Master ... Read more

Marco Tulio Pellegrini named new CEO of OGMA in Portugal

Mar 07, 2017 Embraer announced today Marco Tulio Pellegrini as the new CEO of OGMA – Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal.  He will succeed Rodrigo Almeida Rosa who will take over as CFO of Embraer Europe, responsible for the company’s finance activities in Europe, Middle East and ... Read more

Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont as Head of Engineering

Feb 28, 2017   Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, currently Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, following the decision by Charles Champion, 61, to retire by the end of this year. Dumont will join Airbus on 1 ... Read more

Alaska Airlines Promotes Chris Berry

Feb 23, 2017 Alaska Airlines board of directors named Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Berry joined Alaska Airlines in 2005 as director of financial reporting. He later was promoted to managing director of investor relations, and then to managing director ... Read more

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