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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

SkyWest Names Bradley W. Blake Vice President

Feb 17, 2017 SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bradley W. Blake has been named Vice President – Operations Control Center. Blake's current Managing Director role is being elevated to Vice President as the OCC plays an increasingly important role in SkyWest's ... Read more

PEMCO Promotes John Wing to Senior MRO Manager

Feb 06, 2017 PEMCO World Air Services, a leading MRO and engineering company, announces the promotion of John Wing from program manager to senior MRO manager. He will be based in Tampa where he will oversee all maintenance operations. Wing brings a background of proven leadership, program management excellence,... Read more

Embraer's CEO, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva

Jan 30, 2017 se to the changing dynamics of the commercial aircraft industry, Embraer's CEO, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, provides some insight as to the future of Embraer. When asked about his goals for the company, he stated, "My target is to continue to be the market leader in our segment and the third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer. We are going into a cycle in which there will be more players in this segment. And those players will have different mindsets and financial resources. So, it is going to be very challenging in the coming years. I would like to see us better penetrate the services side. Embraer already is there, but there are many more opportunities [we can] explore to make the services and support business much more relevant in terms of revenue." Simply put, Silva ... Read more

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