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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

Safran’s CEO, Philippe Petitcolin, to Create Third-Largest Aerospace Provider

Jan 23, 2017 Aircraft engine manufacturer, Safran, has agreed to buy plane seat supplier, Zodiac Aerospace for about 10 billion euros, bringing together two of the biggest aerospace companies in France. Safron became interested in the aqusition of Zodiak after watching their share costs decline in ... Read more

Kenn Ricci is Awarded the Lifetime Entrepreneur Award

Jan 17, 2017 Flex Jet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that its chairman, Kenneth C. “Kenn” Ricci, will receive the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the Living Legends of Aviation 14th Annual Awards, to be ... Read more

Kevin McAllister Joins Boeing

Dec 07, 2016 Prompted by an overarching initiative to reduce joint-emissions and move towards cleaner energy, Boeing has hired GE's former head of aviation, Kevin McAllister, to lead their commercial aviation division. Although clean energy is a major interest of many top commercial airlines, the Wall Street Journal reports ... Read more

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