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Ethiopian Airways CEO awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

Posted 15 July 2019

Addis Ababa University has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree upon Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, at the University’s annual graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa on 13 July, 2019.

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Gulf Air appoints first Bahraini female country manager – to Addis Ababa

Posted 8 July 2019

Gulf Air has appointed Shams Al Doseri as a country manager for its Addis Ababa office.

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Airbus founding father Roger Béteille passes away

Posted 26 June 2019

Airbus has announced that one of its founding fathers, Roger Béteille, passed away on 14 June at the age of 97.

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Simon Hocquard appointed director general of CANSO

Posted 20 June 2019

CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) has announced that Simon Hocquard is appointed director general of CANSO from 19 June 2019.

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Ethiopian GCEO re-appointed to IATA Board of Governors

Posted 5 June 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that its Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held

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Do Nascimento appointed managing director of Airbus South Africa

Posted 29 May 2019

Gilbert do Nascimento has been appointed managing director of Airbus Southern Africa, which supports over 350 civil helicopters operating with customers in the region.

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New vice president for Shell’s aviation business

Posted 28 May 2019

Anna Mascolo has been appointed vice president of Shell’s aviation business, taking over from Anne Anderson who is moving to a senior leadership role in Shell’s Chemicals business.

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FlightSafety International appoints David Davenport as president and CEO

Posted 15 May 2019

FlightSafety International, that has a training centre in South Africa, has announced that David Davenport has been appointed as president and CEO. He most recently served as co-CEO and president,

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AASA’s Zweigenthal honoured

Posted 27 April 2019

Airlines Association of Southern African (AASA) CEO, Chris Zweigenthal, was named the recipient of the 2019 Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Award in recognition of his contribution to the air transport industry.

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New appointments at Air Senegal

Posted 20 April 2019

Air Senegal has announced the appointments of Philippe Bohn as Independent Administrator and MIbrahima Kane as CEO.

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Airbus appoints new executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs

Posted 15 April 2019

Airbus has appointed Julie Kitcher as executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs, effective immediately.

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Airbus appoints new executive committee led by CEO Guillaume Faury

Posted 15 April 2019

Airbus has appointed a new executive committee led by chief executive officer Guillaume Faury, following approval from the Board of Directors. The changes are effective immediately.

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Embraer board selects new president and CEO

Posted 9 April 2019

Embraer has announced that the nomination of Francisco Gomes Neto, current President of Marcopolo, will be presented to the Board of Directors for the position of President and CEO, succeeding Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva.

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Panasonic Avionics announces new regional vice president for Africa

Posted 26 March 2019

Panasonic Avionics has announced Tom Eskola as regional vice president and general manager for the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia and Africa (MECSAA) region.

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Boeing announces trio of leadership moves

Posted 20 March 2019

Boeing has announced three leadership moves aimed at further strengthening the company's global presence and partnerships.

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Embraer announces CEO succession

Posted 19 March 2019

Embraer, following shareholder approval of the transaction with Boeing, announces that the current President and CEO of the company, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, concludes a successful professional cycle with the company on April 22, 2019 - which is the end

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LABS produces 2018 IATA Best Performer In Nigeria

Posted 18 February 2019

Landover Aviation Business School (LABS), a leading aviation training school in West Africa, has produced the student with the best performance in Nigeria in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Foundation in Travel and

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Air Traffic and Navigation Services appoint new human resources executive

Posted 5 February 2019

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC has appointed Lulekwa Ngcwabe, as its new human resources executive.

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new executive committee members

Posted 4 February 2019

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus.

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Green Africa Airways welcomes Gbenga Oyebode to its board of directors

Posted 30 January 2019

Green Africa Airways has announced Gbenga Oyebode has joined its Founding Board of Directors.

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Krimson appoints Getahun Seifeselassie as flight operations supervisor

Posted 22 January 2019

Krimson, the Ethiopia-based aviation services company, has appointed Getahun Seifeselassie to the role of flight operations supervisor with immediate effect.

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Green Africa Airways has appointed Joshua Koshy

Posted 21 January 2019

Green Africa Airways has appointed Joshua Koshy as its founding chief financial officer (CFO).

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SAA appoints Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team

Posted 17 January 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has appointed Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team.

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Green Africa Airways appoints new founding director of ground operations

Posted 15 January 2019

Green Africa Airways has appointed Kristof Hegedus as its founding director of ground operations.

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Dassault Aviation names senior VP of Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network

Posted 15 January 2019

Dassault Aviation has appointed Jean Kayanakis to a newly created position, senior vice president, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network.

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New managing director appointed at Frequentis Comsoft

Posted 8 January 2019

Thomas Hoffmann has been appointed the new managing director at Frequentis Comsoft, a software company in the Frequentis Group for air traffic management (ATM) and defence domains.

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Emirates appoints new positions in Africa

Posted 7 January 2019

Emirates has announced new appointments to its commercial operations team in Africa.

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Satcom Direct names Evgeniy Pashkov regional director EEMEA

Posted 9 December 2018

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has appointed Evgeniy Pashkov as regional director for EEMEA.

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Board of Airports Company South Africa appoint acting chief executive officer

Posted 30 November 2018

The Board of Airports Company South Africa has appointed Bongiwe Mbomvu as acting chief executive officer.

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Airbus announces new appointments

Posted 22 November 2018

Airbus has selected Dominik Asam as future chief financial officer, and Michael Schollhorn as chief operating officer.

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Green Africa Airways appoints founding director of ground operations

Posted 19 October 2018

Green Africa Airways has appointed Kristof Hegedus as its founding director of ground operations.

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SAA appoints new interim CFO

Posted 5 October 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has appointed Deon Fredericks from Telkom as SAA’s new Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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IATA senior management appointment

Posted 5 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019.

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Boeing names interim communications leader

Posted 18 September 2018

The Boeing Company has announced that Phil Musser, senior vice president of Communications, will depart the company in early November due to personal and family considerations. Anne Toulouse, current Boeing vice president of Global Brand

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Christian Scherer departs ATR following appointment as Airbus CCO

Posted 14 September 2018

ATR has confirmed the statement issued today by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer with immediate effect.

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Air Mauritius chooses APG as its General Representative in USA and Canada

Posted 6 September 2018

Indian Ocean-based airline Air Mauritius has chosen APG to be its General Representative (GSA) in United States of America and in Canada.

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Jean-Paul Ebanga appointed VP Flight Avionics activities

Posted 31 August 2018

Thales has appointed Jean-Paul Ebanga, as Vice-President of Flight Avionics activities.

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Boeing names Brendan Curran as president of Boeing AvionX

Posted 14 August 2018

Boeing has appointed Brendan Curran as president of Boeing AvionX, an organisation formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems.

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Bombardier MRO appoints new head of sales and marketing for Africa

Posted 13 August 2018

Martin Williamson has been appointed new head of sales and marketing for for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia.

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Sabine Klauke appointed Head of Engineering for Airbus Defence and Space

Posted 4 July 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Sabine Klauke, 44, Head of Engineering and a member of its Executive Committee as of 1 July 2018.

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Air Force chief takes over as Civil Aviation Minister in Egypt

Posted 18 June 2018

Following a restructuring of the Egyptian government’s cabinet, Air Marshal Younes Al Masry has been appointed as the country’s Civil Aviation Minister.

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Embraer names new executives for commercial aviation business unit

Posted 5 June 2018

Embraer has appointed Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa.

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Green Africa Airways makes new appointments

Posted 2 May 2018

Green Africa Airways has appointed Captains Jag Singh and Bart Roberts as Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Safety Review Board, respectively.

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The new CEO of RwandAir takes up office

Posted 25 April 2018

The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, Chance Ndagano has officially handed over to Yvonne Manzi Makolo after her appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir last Friday.

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SAA appointees in place to forge ahead with turnaround

Posted 13 April 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround.

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Arabian Section of the Ninety Nines announces first scholarship to Algerian Hanane Chaabna

Posted 10 April 2018

The Arabian Section of the Ninety Nines has announced the first Scholarship given to its member is Hanane Chaabna from Algeria.

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Denel gets new Board to stabilise "tarnished" defence and technology giant

Posted 10 April 2018

South Africa's Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has appointed an entirely new Board of Directors for the coountry's state-owned technology group Denel reports Sam Basch. The board is an

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Rwandair gets new CEO

Posted 9 April 2018

Rwandair has appointed Yvonne Manzi Makolo as its new chief executive. She has been deputy CEO and head of marketing since joining the airline last year from MTN Rwanda where she was chief marketing officer.

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Ethiopian names Olympic Champion, Tirunesh Diba, as Brand Ambassador

Posted 9 March 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has named Three times Olympic Gold Medallist, Tirunesh Dibaba as its Brand Ambassador on March 8, International Women Day.

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Netflights highlight top ten women in aviation

Posted 8 March 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day Netflights has highlighted the Top 10 Inspiring Women in Aviation of all time.

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William Shaw joins Green Africa Airways' Board of Directors

Posted 6 March 2018

William Shaw, founder and former CEO of VivaColombia has joined Green Africa Airways' Board of Directors.

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Boeing names new communications leader for commercial jet business

Posted 13 February 2018

Boeing has appointed Linda Mills as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company’s $58 billion business unit that designs and builds the world’s most advanced and efficient

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Emirates appoints country manager to Zambia

Posted 13 February 2018

Emirates has appointed Mohammad Bin Hafiz as country manager to Zambia

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Green Africa Airways makes two new appointments

Posted 6 February 2018

Green Africa Airways has appointed Captains Anselem Okojie and Folu Oladipo as Director of Flight Operations (DFO) & Chief Pilot, respectively.

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CEO of Airbus to step down

Posted 15 December 2017

Airbus has announced that its CEO Tom Enders will be leaving the company in April 2019, reports aerotime.

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Airports Company South Africa appoints new chief operating officer

Posted 27 November 2017

Airports Company South Africa has appointed Fundi Sithebe to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer from 1 December 2017.

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ACI World appoints new Chair and Vice Chair at Annual Assembly in Mauritius

Posted 19 October 2017

Airports Council International's (ACI) Chair Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), London City Airports, turned over the Chair position of the ACI World Governing Board to Bongani Maseko, CEO

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AJW Group announces Tom De Geytere as chief sales officer

Posted 19 October 2017

AJW Group has announced the promotion of Tom De Geytere to Chief Sales Officer to support its fast-growing business.

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Panasonic Avionics appoint new Vice President of Operations

Posted 27 September 2017

Panasonic Avionics has appointed Adri Ruiter as its new Vice President of Global Operations.

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TIACA expands global reach with new board member from Africa

Posted 25 September 2017

A new board member, representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors of Africa has been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors.

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New CEO of SAA to start role in November

Posted 23 September 2017

South African Airways (SAA) has announced the start date of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the airline's headquarters, Airways Park, Johannesburg, as November 1, 2017.

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The 22nd UNWTO General Assembly appoints new Secretary General for 2018-2021

Posted 14 September 2017

Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021.

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Boeing appoints new senior vice president of communications

Posted 8 September 2017

Boeing has named Phil Musser as the company's next senior vice president of communications, succeeding Tom Downey, who has announced plans to step down from the role late this month and retire from the company early next year.

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Panasonic Avionics appoints David Bartlett

Posted 24 August 2017

Panasonic Avionics has appointed David Bartlett as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Posted 15 August 2017

Embraer has appointed Stephen Friedrich as Chief Commercial Officer for the Company's executive aviation business unit, effective immediately.

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Boeing board elects Caroline Kennedy as new director

Posted 14 August 2017

The Boeing board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member.

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LATAM Airlines appoints commercial manager for the Africa

Posted 24 July 2017

LATAM Airlines has appointed Guido Blanco as the new commercial manager for the UK, Africa and Nordic Countries.

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Gulf Air appoints new country manager for Egypt

Posted 5 July 2017

Gulf Air has appointed Wael Mattar as its new country manager for Egypt, effective this month, July 2017.

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New CEO for SA Express

Posted 4 July 2017

South African regional carrier SA Express has appointed its chief financial officer, Mark Shelley to the role of CEO following the departure of Ntshanga Inathi who left the airline in March.

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Thiagarajan returns home for Air Mauritius top job

Posted 20 June 2017

Somaskaran Thiagarajan APPAVOU has been named as the new CEO of Air Mauritius and will take office on 14 July.

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Boeing names new VP of supply chain and operations

Posted 12 June 2017

Boeing has appointed Jenette Ramos, a Boeing veteran with executive leadership roles in fabrication, supplier management, and environment, health and safety, as senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations, effective

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Goh Choon Phong new IATA chairman

Posted 9 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term.

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AfBAA's new director of memberships and events

Posted 7 June 2017

AfBAA has appointed Dawit Lemma as director of memberships and events.

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Etihad Airways appoints new country manager for Sudan

Posted 15 May 2017

Etihad Airways has appointed Ali Ghanim Hadi as its new country manager for Sudan.

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SAA appoints new chief financial officer

Posted 12 May 2017

South African Airways (SAA) has appointed Phumeza Nhantsi as its new chief financial officer. Nhantsi had been acting as SAA's Interim CFO since November 2015

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New CEO appointed to Kenya Airways

Posted 4 May 2017

Sebastian Mikosz has been named as the new CEO for Kenya Airways following a six month search to replace Mbuvi Ngunze who resigned in November

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Fastjet appoint new CCO

Posted 25 April 2017

Fastjet has appointed Sylvain Bosc as new CCO. Bosc previously worked at South African Airways.

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Runway Aviation Club Ghana announce new appointments

Posted 19 April 2017

Runway Aviation Club Ghana has announced the appointments of Major Glenn Eric Cuff as chairman and William Amamoo as director of finance.

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Mirenge ousted as Rwandair undergoes leadership changes

Posted 6 April 2017

Major leadership changes at Rwandair have followed a cabinet meeting decision chaired by the country's President Paul Kagame yesterday reports Hillary Muheebwa

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Olivier Savin named Safran Nacelles' new vice president, customer support & services

Posted 31 March 2017

Olivier Savin has been appointed as Safran Nacelles' vice president - customer support & services, heading the company's global network for airlines and aircraft operators utilisng its

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Travelport appoints new Head of Product & Solutions in EMEA

Posted 28 March 2017

Travelport has appointed Jasmeen Kaur in the role of head of product and solutions EMEA.

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Fastjet's executive search finds Wally for chairman role

Posted 26 March 2017

Fastjet has ended its executive search for its leadership team with three key appointments. The low-cost carrier has named a new non-executive chairman, a non-executive director and a new chief financial officer to its board.

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A new CEO for Air Madagascar

Posted 5 March 2017

The Board of Air Madagascar has appointed Hery Nirina Rakotomalala as CEO.

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Airbus appoints Mikail Houari as President for Africa and the Middle East

Posted 20 February 2017

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region.

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FlightSafety International promotes Edward Koharik to general manager, visual systems

Posted 7 February 2017

FlightSafety International, that has an office in South Africa, has announced that Edward Koharik has been promoted to general manager, visual systems.

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Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected IBAC Governing Board Vice Chairman

Posted 17 January 2017

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), has been elected Vice Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Governing Board.

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IATA's four big hurdles to overcome in Africa

Posted 21 December 2016

Kaleyesus Bekele gets the IATA perspective on the state of the African airline industry.

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Key leadership announcements at GE Aviation

Posted 20 December 2016

GE Aviation has named Jean Lydon-Rodgers as president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation, Services, and Tony Mathis is promoted to president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation, Military Systems.

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Dassault Aviation new director of Falcon customer relations and field service

Posted 16 December 2016

Dassault Aviation has appointed Damien Farret, Director Customer Relations and Field Service.

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Hi-Fly Marketing appoints new general manager

Posted 12 December 2016

South African based aviation services firm Hi-Fly Marketing has announced the appointment of Christobal Henner to the position of general manager.

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Heike Birlenbach appointed VPS Lufthansa Group for EMEA sales region

Posted 7 December 2016

Lufthansa has appointed Heike Birlenbach as vice president sales EMEA Lufthansa Group Airlines. She will take upon the role in January 2017.

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Dr. Elijah Chingosho to retire as AFRAA Secretary General and CEO in 2017

Posted 30 November 2016

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) announced that its Secretary General and CEO, Dr. Elijah Chingosho, will retire in 2017 after serving seven years in the role.

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Boeing names new senior leaders, launches integrated services business

Posted 24 November 2016

Boeing chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg has named Kevin G. McAllister president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company vice chairman Ray Conner in that role.

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IATA appoint new regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East

Posted 23 November 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)has announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join IATA as regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME).

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Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu re-elected as President of ICAO Council

Posted 21 November 2016

Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu was re-elected by acclamation today for a second three-year term as President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Boeing announces president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organisation

Posted 15 November 2016

Boeing is promoting Pat Goggin to be president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organisation, succeeding Jim O'Neill who will retire next year.

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Air Mauritius CEO Pillay sees contract terminated

Posted 28 October 2016

The Board of Directors of Air Mauritius met today and has taken the decision to terminate the contract of Megh Pillay as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

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ACI names new president as Saleh Dunoma

Posted 24 October 2016

Saleh Dunoma, managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been elected President of Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Region.

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Gulfstream Aerospace Robert Glasscock as vice president

Posted 13 October 2016

Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Robert Glasscock vice president and lead Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) administrator.

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Airbus appoints Patrick de Castelbajac

Posted 13 October 2016

Airbus has appointed Patrick de Castelbajac as company secretary and chief of staff; effective from November 1.

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Ethiopian GCEO re-appointed to IATA Board of Governors

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that its Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held in

Airbus founding father Roger Béteille passes away

Airbus has announced that one of its founding fathers, Roger Béteille, passed away on 14 June at the age of 97.

Ethiopian Airways CEO awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

Addis Ababa University has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree upon Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, at the University’s annual graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa on 13 July, 2019.

Simon Hocquard appointed director general of CANSO

CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) has announced that Simon Hocquard is appointed director general of CANSO from 19 June 2019.

New vice president for Shell’s aviation business

Anna Mascolo has been appointed vice president of Shell’s aviation business, taking over from Anne Anderson who is moving to a senior leadership role in Shell’s Chemicals business.

Do Nascimento appointed managing director of Airbus South Africa

Gilbert do Nascimento has been appointed managing director of Airbus Southern Africa, which supports over 350 civil helicopters operating with customers in the region.

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