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Frank Pray

Mar 21, 2010 DUBLIN - Dublin based lessor, AWAS announced last Friday that its President and CEO, Franklin Pray has decided to leave the business due to his desire to relocate back to the United States. He will aid the Board of Directors in the search of his successor and ... Read more

Didier Lux - new EVP Customer Services Airbus

Mar 01, 2010 TOULOUSE -(PR)- Airbus announced that Didier Lux has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) Customer Services and will take up this position on 1st April 2010. Lux is currently EVP Quality and will succeed Charles Champion who has recently been chosen as EVP Engineering. Didier Lux joined ... Read more

Ms Siza Mzimela SAA's new CEO

Feb 26, 2010 JOHANNESBURG -(PR)- South African Airways (SAA) today announced the appointment of Ms Siza Mzimela as its new CEO. Ms Mzimela will take up the position as new CEO of the airline from March and is the airline’s very first female in this position. Ms Mzimela, ... Read more

Guggenheim has two 747-8F on order

Feb 11, 2010 LONDON - Guggenheim Aviation Partners Ltd. (GAP), a leading participant in the commercial aircraft leasing market, today announced that Joe Gleeson has been appointed senior technical director. In his new role with GAP, Gleeson heads the technical group and is responsible for managing a growing ... Read more

Charles Champion

Jan 19, 2010 TOULOUSE - (PR) - Airbus has announced that Charles Champion has been appointed Head of Engineering with effect from 1st April 2010, replacing Patrick Gavin who will retire after many years of dedicated service. In this position, Mr Champion will be a member of the Airbus Executive Committee.... Read more

Dec 11, 2009 (Press Release) IAE International Aero Engines has appointed Ian Aitken to become its President and CEO, succeeding Jon Beatty, who is returning to a senior position at United Technologies Corporation (UTC).  Ian joined IAE in June 2008 as Executive Vice President – Customer Business from Rolls-Royce ... Read more

Nov 24, 2009 EAST HARTFORD, Conn.  Mary Ellen Jones has been named President of the Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric  and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. Jones will succeed Jim Moravecek who will return to Pratt & ... Read more

Oct 28, 2009 Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum has hit out at rumours of a possible merger with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, insisting "there is no such plan". The Dubai carrier has been the subject of year long speculation, fuelled by the global financial crisis, that an alliance with Etihad was ... Read more

Oct 27, 2009 CARTAGENA, Colombia (MarketWatch) -- A little more than 10 years after buying his first jet in Brazil, Bolivian-born German Efromovich is set to control the second-largest airline in Latin America, with a total fleet of almost 150 airplanes.   Last week, he unveiled ... Read more

Oct 20, 2009 After 17 years in the French Fly Navy and 22 years with Thales Avionics, Patrick Guillotin is accepting a new challenge. He has moved to Regent Aerospace’s new facility in Toulouse France as VP sales with responsibility to bring business to the 17,000 square foot work shops ... Read more

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