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Swissport announces new regional manager for Middle East and Africa

Posted 16 June 2021

As part of a new commercial structure, Swissport has redesigned its market setup and appointed new regional managers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

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Krimson Aviation CEO named to the IS-BAH Standards Board

Posted 2 June 2021

Dawit Lemma, founder and CEO of Krimson Aviation, the Addis Ababa-based flight support, charter, leasing, MRO solutions and aviation consultancy, joined the International Standards for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH)

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Chris Zweigenthal to retire as CEO of AASA

Posted 26 May 2021

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has announced that its chief executive officer, Chris Zweigenthal, will retire from the organisation at the end of August 2021.

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Chapman Freeborn appoints Sharon Vaz-Arab as IMEA regional director

Posted 25 May 2021

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Sharon Vaz-Arab, aviation expert with 30+ years of experience, as its new Director – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa).

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Ethiopian Airlines Medical Center Starts vaccinating employees against Covid

Posted 18 May 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Group has started vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 as of 14 May 2021 in its temporarily opened vaccination centre.

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Airbus engineering pioneer Bernard Ziegler passes away

Posted 6 May 2021

Airbus has announced the passing of Bernard Ziegler, at the age of 88. Ziegler, one of Airbus’ engineering pioneers, was instrumental in the introduction of the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a

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New CEO for South African Airways

Posted 21 April 2021

A new interim CEO has been appointed as part of the ongoing efforts to revive South African Airways.

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Nigerian immigrant graduates into aviation industry

Posted 13 April 2021

A Nigeria immigrant has overcomes incredible obstacles to graduate into aviation.

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Baby born on EgyptAir flight coming from N'Djamena

Posted 7 April 2021

An EgyptAir flight from N'Djamena to Cairo had to make made an emergency landing at Aswan Airport to check on the safety of a Chadian passenger and her new born baby boy, after giving birth safely on board, with the help of a medical student.

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Christopher McGregor to join board of AviAssist Foundation

Posted 2 April 2021

The AviAssist Foundation has announced Christopher McGregor, ATR Flight Safety Officer will join its Board.

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AviAssist Foundation announce new Board Member

Posted 1 April 2021

AviAssist Foundation are thrilled to welcome Christopher McGregor onto their board in the year the aircraft manufacturer ATR celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Willie Walsh takes the helm at IATA

Posted 1 April 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of director general of the organisation. He succeeds Alexandre de Juniac.

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Krimson Aviation bolsters management team

Posted 17 March 2021

Krimson Aviation, the Addis Ababa-based flight support, charter and aviation consultancy, has added two new members to its team and has promoted another.

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Kamil Al-Awadhi takes up role at IATA

Posted 1 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today.

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IATA’s chief economist to retire

Posted 23 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its chief economist, Brian Pearce, will retire from the organisation in July 2021. A recruitment process has been launched to find a successor in time for a smooth transition.

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Habiba Laklalech named CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority

Posted 15 February 2021

King Mohammed VI has appointed Habiba Laklalech, CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA).

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Tribute to “father of African airport wildlife management”

Posted 4 February 2021

The African aviation industry lost a great safety champion this week when George Amutete, the leading airport wildlife management expert in Africa, sadly died, reports the AviAssist Foundation.

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New chairman and CEO for Tunisair

Posted 8 January 2021

Olfa Hamdi has been appointed chairman and CEO of Tunisair.

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AFRAA appoints Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs

Posted 5 January 2021

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has appointed Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs in a consulting capacity which became effective January 1, 2021.

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa

Posted 5 January 2021

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has for the second time been named as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.

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IATA appoints Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as regional vice president for AME

Posted 22 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Kamil H. Al-Awadhi will be appointed IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME), effective 1 March 2021.

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Paramount Founder named as ‘100 Most Influential Africans of 2020'

Posted 16 December 2020

Paramount Group, the aerospace and technology company founded in South Africa, is has announced that its Founder, Ivor Ichikowitz has been named by New African Magazine as one of its ‘100 Most Influential Africans of

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Wrenelle Stander steps down as CEO of Comair

Posted 1 December 2020

Wrenelle Stander has today to stepped down as CEO of South Africa’s Comair, which operates low-cost airline kulula.com as well as British Airways domestically.

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IATA’s Alexandre de Juniac to step down as director general

Posted 24 November 2020

IATA has announced that Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective 31 March 2021.

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Obituary: Rady Wagih Fahmy, 1975-2020

Posted 26 October 2020

Rady Fahmy, part of the founding team of the African Business Aviation Association and the organisation's first chief executive has died at his home in Quebec aged 45. Jane Stanbury gives this tribute.

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Mohamed Moussa re-elected as Director General of ASECNA

Posted 15 September 2020

The ASECNA Committee of Ministers meeting has appointed Mohamed Moussa as Director General of the Agency for the period 2021-2024.

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Goodbye to Stuart King, cofounder of Mission Aviation Fellowship

Posted 11 September 2020

Stuart King, cofounder of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) that supports humanitarian missions across Africa, has passed away at the age of 98.

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AFRAA chief recognised for pioneering work

Posted 29 August 2020

Abdérahmane Berthé, the secretary general of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has been recognised for his work with the Association by the Air Transport News (ATN) of Greece.

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Nico Bezuidenhout quits Mango for European role

Posted 20 August 2020

The driving force behind South Africa's Mango Airlines, CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, has resigned. He is to join a European airline with an announcement expected later today.

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Green Africa appoints Kiran Koteshwar as Group CFO

Posted 11 August 2020

Green Africa, Nigeria's Lagos-based value airline, has announced Kiran Koteshwar as the new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from September 2020.

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IATA: Albakri in new leadership succession

Posted 5 August 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed senior vice president for customer, financial and digital services

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Martin Thomsen named new CEO at Air BP

Posted 25 June 2020

Air BP has appointed Martin Thomsen as chief executive officer, Air BP, to commence on July 1.

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Slattery takes the top job at GE Aviation

Posted 16 June 2020

John Slattery, who it was announced yesterday is stepping down from his role as president of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division is to become president and CEO of giant engine maker GE Aviation.

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Meijer to head Embraer commercial aircraft business

Posted 15 June 2020

Embraer’s former vice president of commercial aviation for the Middle East and Africa, Arjan Meijer has been appointed new president and chief executive of the Brazilian company’s commercial aircraft division.

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BLOG: Flying without Wings

Posted 15 June 2020

A320 pilot Tom Peaford writes about the challenges facing pilots in the post Covid world and how to address those challenges.

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Start ups flock to Airbus African initiative

Posted 19 May 2020

More than 200 start-up companies from across some 28 countries in Africa applied for a place on the Africa4Future initiative run by Airbus.

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Boeing appoints Delaney to lead Confident Travel Initiative

Posted 15 May 2020

Boeing has appointed Mike Delaney to lead the company's Confident Travel Initiative, effective immediately.

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Karanja Ndegwa appointed acting managing director at Jambojet

Posted 28 April 2020

The Jambojet has appointed Karanja Ndegwa as its acting managing director, with effect from May 1, 2020.

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Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA

Posted 27 April 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s senior vice president for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020.

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Boeing announces key organisation and leadership changes

Posted 22 April 2020

Boeing has announced key organisation and leadership changes aimed at driving greater cross-company integration and continuous improvement. The changes are effective May 1.

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SAA accepts early retirement request from acting CEO

Posted 31 March 2020

The Board of Directors at South African Airways has accepted the request from Zuks Ramasia, SAA acting CEO, for early retirement. Her last date of employ will be 14 April 2020.

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Ethiopian Airlines announces new manager for the UK

Posted 18 February 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Group has welcomed Sally Peters as newly appointed PR manager for the UK.

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Erlendur Svavarsson appointed as CEO of Cabo Verde Airlines

Posted 5 February 2020

Erlendur Svavarsson has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cabo Verde Airlines, replacing Jens Bjarnason, who has served as CEO since the beginning of 2019.

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New management developments at IATA

Posted 30 December 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced changes to its Strategic Leadership Team and corporate structure. The changes will enable IATA to better serve its customers and stakeholders as the association implements a strategy

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Boeing announces new major appointments

Posted 23 December 2019

Boeing today announced that its Board of Directors has named current chairman, David L. Calhoun, as chief executive officer and President, effective January 13, 2020.

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Wrenelle Stander appointed as Comair Limited Group

Posted 10 December 2019

Comair has announced the appointment of Wrenelle Stander as Group CEO, effective immediately. Glenn Orsmond, previously joint-CEO, has been appointed as the CEO of Comair’s Airline Division. This forms part of the ongoing

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Ethiopian Group CEO named ‘Airline Executive of the Year’ by CAPA

Posted 9 December 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has been recognised as ‘Airline Executive of the Year’ at the annual Global Aviation Awards for Excellence organised by Centre for Aviation (CAPA) in Malta on 5th

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Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, elected as chairman of International Business Aviation Council

Posted 28 October 2019

Currently holding the position of the Vice Chairman since 2017, Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi has been elected as the Chairman of the Governing Board - IBAC.

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Air Senegal extends GSA contract with APG in Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria

Posted 25 October 2019

Air Senegal has extended its General Representative (GSA) agreement with APG in Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria.

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Boeing makes new appointments

Posted 23 October 2019

Boeing Company today named Stan Deal to succeed Kevin McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ted Colbert to succeed Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, effective immediately.

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UAS CEO Omar Hosari to take on Kilimanjaro for aviation sustainability

Posted 2 October 2019

UAS Co-Owner/Founder and CEO Omar Hosari is taking on the feat of climbing Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, this month.

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Bombardier appoints new vice president of international business aircraft sales

Posted 2 October 2019

Bombardier has appointed Christophe Degoumois as vice president of sales, international, for Bombardier Business Aircraft, overseeing business jet sales in all regions outside the Americas.

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Zahira Bouaouda becomes first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco

Posted 8 August 2019

Zahira Bouaouda has been appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing, specialising in electrical wiring interconnection systems.

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Ninety years since Bastié became the first woman to set an aviation world record

Posted 19 July 2019

Ninety years ago, on 28 July 1929, the French aviator Maryse Bastié made history when she became the first ever female pilot to set an aviation world record.

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SAA in search of new leadership team

Posted 18 July 2019

Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza, chairman of South African Airlines,will be leaving the loss-making carrier at the end of the month.

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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,

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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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