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Frank Pray, Intrepid's new President & CEO

Jun 16, 2011     GERMANTOWN, Tennessee - Intrepid Aviation today announced that leasing industry veteran Frank Pray has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Pray reports to Ron Anderson, founder and Executive Chairman of Intrepid. "Frank is one of the most experienced leaders in the aircraft leasing industry and joins us to implement an exciting new growth agenda for the business," said Ron Anderson.... Read more

Mr. Habib Fekih - Airbus President Middle East

May 31, 2011 DUBAI - Within months of unveiling its Global Market Forecast (GMF) for 2010-2029, Airbus was forced to recalculate its short-term predictions for the Middle East and North Africa, based on political unrest in countries such as Bahrain, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Before the recent ... Read more

Elias Habayeb - ILFC's new CFO

May 11, 2011 LOS ANGELES – International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), today announced the appointment of Elias Habayeb to the position of Chief Financial Officer effective May 11, 2011. Mr. Habayeb will lead the company’s ... Read more

David Neeleman

Mar 17, 2011 SCOTTSDALE - David Neeleman, CEO and founder of Brazilian airline Azul and founder of JetBlue, received the prestigous ISTAT Award presented to him by Steven Udvar Hazy (a past award recipient) at the ISTAT Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. The ISTAT Award is the most ... Read more

Trump's 727 For Sale

Feb 23, 2011 PALM BEACH - Donald Trump, Palm Beach's most famous almost-presidential candidate, is everywhere these days. And soon he'll be everywhere in extra comfort as he flies the friendly skies in his new Boeing 757 airplane. In an interview this week, Trump confirmed he bought a 757,... Read more

Capt. Bruce Dickinson in front of Ed Force One

Feb 18, 2011 IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's video tour of Ed Force One — the wonderful customized Boeing 757 owned by the MAIDEN, used to transport the band, its 60-member crew and 12 tons of equipment as they tour the world — can be viewed in three parts below.... Read more

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

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