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ATSG appoints new President for subsidiary ATI

Jan 11, 2011 WILMINGTON, OH - Air Transport Services Group, Inc., today announced the election of Cynthia Treadwell-McConnell as president of Air Transport International (ATI), a cargo airline subsidiary of ATSG. Mrs. McConnell is currently vice president and chief financial officer of ATI. On March ... Read more

Avion Capital Partners Happy Holiday Wishes

Dec 14, 2010 The editors pick for expressing Holiday Wishes in the most unique fashion this year goes to Avion Capital Partners. Brava to Gardar Forberg, David Masson and Halldor Hafsteinsson pictured here with the impressive fleet they are managing. They are quoted saying "As you can see we are aiming high in the fixed and rotary wing business. We wish all of our colleagues, friends and competitors a happy holiday season". Cheers to Avion and ... Read more


Dec 09, 2010 STAMFORD - Aircastle Limited announced that its affiliate, Aircastle Advisor LLC, appointed Mr. J. Robert Peart as Chief Investment Officer ("CIO").  Mr. Peart, who will join Aircastle in December 2010, will be responsible for directing the company's investment, lease placement and ... Read more

Chet Fuller new SVP Sales & Marketing

Nov 29, 2010 MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. is beefing up the sales campaigns for its 100-149 seater CSeries aircraft by naming GE Aviation executive Chet Fuller as senior vice-president of sales and marketing at the commercial aircraft unit of Bombardier Aerospace. The position is effectively new, since the top commercial ... Read more

Claus Heinemann

Oct 05, 2010 AMSTERDAM - Aircraft leasing company AerCap Holdings N.V.  Monday stated that Klaus Heinemann, who has been serving as a member of the company's Board of Directors since 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since April, will retire from those positions. The company's Board has accepted Heinemann's ... Read more

Nigel Turner

Sep 28, 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Jetscape announced today the appointment of Nigel Turner to its Board of Directors. Nigel, formerly the CEO of British Midland Airways (bmi), will become non-executive Deputy Chairman of Jetscape with effect from the 1st of October 2010. Commenting on the ... Read more

Christoph Franz Named New Chief at Lufthansa

Sep 22, 2010 FRANKFURT - Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa announced Wednesday that its deputy chief executive, Christoph Franz, is to take over the top job at Europe's biggest airline. The airline's supervisory board named Franz as successor to Wolfgang Mayrhuber, who led the airline through a period of expansion.... Read more

Fred Cromer - CFO at ILFC

Aug 26, 2010 NEW YORK - As American International Group (AIG) continues to move through its long restructuring process, its airline leasing business has seen its fortunes shift a few times. The International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) subsidiary is the largest player in the airline-leasing space by asset value and has ... Read more

Ray Sisson New CEO at AWAS

Jun 30, 2010 DUBLIN - Dublin based aircraft leasing company AWAS, controlled by Terra Firma, announced Monday that Ray Sisson will become its new CEO on August 26th. On behalf of the Board of Directors, its chairman Werner Seifert stated "I would like to welcome Ray to AWAS, the Board believes he is the right person to lead the company in its next stage of development and take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead". Ray Sisson began his career in ... Read more

Jim Raff of RPK Capital Partners LLC

Jun 11, 2010 CHICAGO - Jim Raff is swooping back into the aircraft market, looking for bargains and packing a $600-million bankroll from private-equity giant Carlyle Group. He's hoping to repeat the performance of his last fund, which successfully rode the industry's bust and recovery cycle from 2004 to 2007.... Read more

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