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Wrenelle Stander steps down as CEO of Comair

Posted 1 December 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Meijer to head Embraer commercial aircraft business

Posted 15 June 2020

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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

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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

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Posted 9 December 2019

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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

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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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Posted 19 July 2019

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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

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Posted 8 July 2019

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

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Posted 26 June 2019

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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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Posted 28 May 2019

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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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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

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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

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IATA senior management appointment

Posted 5 October 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Wrenelle Stander steps down as CEO of Comair

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.

Obituary: Rady Wagih Fahmy, 1975-2020

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.

Mohamed Moussa re-elected as Director General of ASECNA

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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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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