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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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Dubai Airports appoints Majed Al Joker as executive vice president, corporate affairs

Posted 6 December 2017

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has appointed of Majed Al Joker as executive vice president, corporate affairs in a move that reaffirms Dubai Airports'

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AACO: Tribute to former Etihad chief James Hogan

Posted 21 November 2017

Former Etihad CEO, James Hogan, was back in the UAE today to collect an award at the annual general meeting of the Arab Air Carriers.

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Mubadala names new deputy CEO for TS&S subsidiary

Posted 16 November 2017

The Abu Dhabi strategic investment fund, Mubadala, has named Mansoor Janahi as deputy CEO of its wholly-owned business, Turbine Services & Solutions Group (TS&S), the MRO provider for aircraft and industrial engines.

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New CEO named for Gulf Air

Posted 13 November 2017

Gulf Air, has named Krešimir Kučko as the new chief executive for the airline with immediate effect

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NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of FIATA

Posted 30 October 2017

Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of

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Aerion's Barents takes executive chairman role

Posted 24 October 2017

Supersonic Aerion Corporation, announced today that Brian Barents, the company's current co-chairman, has been named Executive Chairman with broad responsibility for overseeing the corporate strategy that will bring the AS2

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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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AJW Group expands in the Middle East market with new appointment

Posted 17 October 2017

AJW Group has appointed Prashant Mohan as the new Regional VP Sales, Middle East.

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British defence boss named as new Group CEO of Etihad

Posted 28 September 2017

Etihad has appointed Tony Douglas – a former top executive in Britain's Ministry of Defence – as its new Group Chief Executive Officer.

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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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DAE appoints Jeff Wilkinson as Joramco's CEO

Posted 25 September 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announces the appointment of Jeff Wilkinson as Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary company, Jordan Aircraft Maintenance (Joramco).

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EAG appoint new chief group support services officer

Posted 20 September 2017

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has appointed Mana Mohamed Saeed Al Mulla as chief group support services officer, responsible for a range of support functions, including IT Services, Procurement and Supply Management, and Property

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AJW Group grow in Latin America

Posted 12 September 2017

AJW Group, that has offices in Dubai, has announced the appointment of Wilmer Lopez to regional sales director of Latin America.

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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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Etihad Aviation Group appoint new chief executive officer for engineering division

Posted 6 September 2017

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has confirmed Abdul Khaliq Saeed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Etihad Airways Engineering, replacing Jeff Wilkinson, who is leaving the post after 11 years

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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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Gulf Air appoints of deputy chief executive officer

Posted 2 August 2017

Gulf Air has announced that the Board of Directors of the airline has recently appointed Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

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CEO of SalamAir steps down

Posted 28 July 2017

Oman's low-cost carrier Salam Air has announced its CEO, Francois Bouteiller, has stepped down.

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AJW Group names new COO

Posted 27 July 2017

AJW Group, that has an office in Dubai, has announced the promotion of Gavin Simmonds to chief operations officer following five years of success as general manager of AJW Technique - the maintenance hub for the Group's component repair and overhaul service.

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Oman Air supports scholarship for gifted Omani physics student

Posted 26 July 2017

Oman Air, in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Nuclear Physics and the Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced its support to sponsor a scholarship for talented physics student Zainab Obuad Al

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SR Technics appoints Deputy CEO and Deputy CFO

Posted 13 July 2017

MRO service provider SR Technics, that has offices in the Middle East, has appointed Jianfeng (Jeff) Hu as Deputy CEO and Yujie (Jessy) Zheng as Deputy CFO. Both will join the SR Technics leadership team, with the Deputy CEO reporting directly

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Iran Air gets its first female CEO as Parvaresh moves to ICAO

Posted 12 July 2017

Iran Air has appointed its first female CEO to succeed Farhad Parvaresh who moves to Montreal as the country's representative at ICAO

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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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Joramco chief Fattaleh quits to pursue new interests

Posted 3 July 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has confirmed that Osama Fattaleh, CEO of Joramco has submitted his resignation to pursue his interests outside the industry.

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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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Etihad Airway appoints new general manager in Oman

Posted 12 June 2017

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new general manager for the Sultanate of Oman.

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Gulf Air CEO resigns

Posted 11 June 2017

Maher Salman Al Musallam has resigned as CEO of Gulf Air.

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Alia on the wings of love

Posted 10 June 2017

Alia Twal the governor of the Arabian Section of the women's pilots group Ninety Nines has been in the UK taking a walk in the sky.

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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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Thales makes new appointments across the Middle East

Posted 1 June 2017

Thales has appointed Roger Daix as VP of the Middle East.

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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Posted 1 June 2017

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East.

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Abu Dhabi brings top graduates to new terminal ORAT programme

Posted 28 May 2017

Abu Dhabi Airports has selected 19 candidates from its National Development Programme (NDP) to join its Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team, which was launched earlier this year to prepare the Midfield

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Stefan Pichler takes CEO role at Royal Jordanian

Posted 28 May 2017

Stefan Pichler has been appointed president and chief executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, succeeding Captain Suleiman Obeidat. He takes up the post from June 1.

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Gulf Air announces new board of directors

Posted 19 May 2017

Gulf Air has announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors.

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Oman Air employs district sales manager for Manchester to Muscat flight route

Posted 16 May 2017

To support the launch of the new flight route from Manchester to Muscat, Oman Air has appointed a new district sales manager for Manchester, Feysal Nagi, who starts in his new role this week, he will be joined

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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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Etihad Aviatiion Group appoint Ray Gammell as interim Group CEO

Posted 8 May 2017

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors has appointed Ray Gammell as interim Group CEO, and confirmed that James Hogan, current President and Group CEO, will leave the company on 1 July 2017.

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Badr Al-Olama takes new Mubadala role as Abdulla named as Strata CEO

Posted 7 May 2017

Strata - the Abu Dhabi based advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing business – has appointed Ismail Abdulla as its chief executive.

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Etihad Airways announces new appointments

Posted 4 May 2017

Etihad Airways has announced new roles and responsibilities for four of its most senior UAE nationals.

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Etihad Aviation Group appoints managing director of Hala Group

Posted 2 May 2017

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has appointed Gavin Halliday as managing director of Hala Group, its destination management and global loyalty unit.

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Ninety Nines awards first Egyptian pilot scholarship

Posted 24 April 2017

The Arabian Section of the Ninety Nines has awarded its first scholarship for an Egyptian Pilot. The women pilots group has selected Dina Dawood (pictured) for the scholarship.

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Etihad Aviation Group appoints new CEO of Airline Equity Partners

Posted 24 April 2017

Etihad Aviation Group has appointed Robin Kamark as chief executive officer, airline equity partners.

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Avtrade announce appointment of Sheeba Sreekumar

Posted 13 April 2017

Avtrade, which has an office in Dubai, has appointed Sheeba Sreekumar as business services manager.

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Oman Air appoints new executive vice president for HR

Posted 13 April 2017

Oman Air has appointed Asma Humaid Al Ghabshi as executive vice president for human resources.

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Ian Lane appointed BAE Systems Oman's general manager

Posted 7 April 2017

BAE Systems has appointed Ian Lane as General Manager of BAE Systems Oman, based in Muscat.

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Saudi executive takes key role in UK's Foreign Airlines Association

Posted 31 March 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) European regional sales manager, Patrizia Gallo, has been appointed chairman of the UK-based Foreign Airlines Association (FAA).

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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 product

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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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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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AJW Group boosts senior team with new appointments

Posted 7 February 2017

AJW Group, that has an office in Dubai, has announced two new senior appointments, bought in to support the successful growth of the business and enhance customer service.

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Rohit Ramachandran joins Jazeera Airways as CEO

Posted 30 January 2017

Jazeera Airways has announced that Rohit Ramachandran has joined the airline as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective today.

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Etihad Aviation Group announces James Hogan to go in the second half of 2017

Posted 24 January 2017

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors has said that James Hogan will step down as president and chief executive officer of the company in the second half of 2017.

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Travelport appoints new country manager for the UAE

Posted 19 January 2017

Travelport (TVPT) has appointed Kathryn Wallington as country manager for the UAE.

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Why Arabisation is still careering on

Posted 18 January 2017

Arabisation has been a buzzword in the aerospace industry for the past decade, as governments have aimed to develop the region's human capital. Barbara Saunders looks at the progress being made and asks if Arabisation is soaring or stalled?

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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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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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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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Captain Suleiman Obeidat elected member of AACO's executive committee

Posted 4 December 2016

The general assembly of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) elected Royal Jordanian's President/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat as a member of the organisation's executive committee during AACO's 49th

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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 appoints 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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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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Travelport appoints new managing director, Middle East and South Asia

Posted 14 November 2016

Travelport appointed Matthew Powell to the role of managing director in the Middle East and South Asia.

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Ian Smith appointed as vice president commercial of AJW Aviation

Posted 10 November 2016

AJW Group, that has offices in Dubai, has appointed Ian Smith as Vice President Commercial of AJW Aviation. He will act as the focal point for commercial projects with responsibility for AJW Aviation's contracted

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TAV CEO Sani receives l'Ordre national de la Légion d'Honneur

Posted 7 November 2016

France has honoured TAV Group CEO Sani Şener with l'Ordre national de la Légion d'Honneur (The National Order of the Legion of Honour), which is the highest French order.

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Dnata makes new appointments to its senior management

Posted 26 October 2016

Dnata has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.

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Kotil leaves Turkish Airlines for TAI leadership role

Posted 21 October 2016

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.

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Spatial Composites undergoes management buyout

Posted 16 October 2016

Spatial Composite Solutions, the manufacturer of cabin crew training equipment based in Ras Al Khaimah, has completed a successful management buyout, transitioning ownership of the company from Joe McKeever to Henry Robertson and Marc

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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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Christian Scherer appointed chief executive officer of ATR

Posted 13 October 2016

ATR's shareholders Airbus Group and Leonardo-Finmeccanica have appointed Christian Scherer as chief executive officer of ATR.

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Royal Jet appoints new CEO

Posted 6 October 2016

Abu Dhabi's luxury executive jet provider Royal Jet has a new President and CEO. Canadian, Rob DiCastri brings to the company more than 25 years of international aviation and hospitality leadership, including over 10 years in the Middle East, where he played a key

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Bouteiller named as CEO of Oman's Salam Air

Posted 4 October 2016

Former CEO of Saudi Arabia's successful low cost carrier NAsair, Francois Bouteiller has been appointed chief executive of Oman's first budget airline, Salam Air

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Salem Al Marri elected as an IAA corresponding member

Posted 26 September 2016

Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre has been elected as an IAA corresponding member.

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Boeing appoints Jim Chilton president of network & space businesses

Posted 26 September 2016

Boeing veteran Jim Chilton will succeed Craig R. Cooning as president of the company's Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, effective October 21.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft reorganises its leadership team

Posted 21 September 2016

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced strategic changes to its leadership team and organisational structure.

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Air BP appoints new chief executive officer

Posted 20 September 2016

BP, which is very active in the Middle East, has appointed Jon Platt as chief executive of Air BP, the oil company's global aviation business. Platt will assume his role on 1 October 2016 taking over from David Gilmour who has successfully led Air BP

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Dubai Duty Free CEO named “Retail CEO of the Year”

Posted 20 September 2016

Dubai Duty Free Executive vice chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin has been named “Retail CEO of the Year” at the recently concluded CEO Middle East Awards.

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Dubai Airports' CEO wins Business Leader of the Year award

Posted 13 September 2016

Dubai Airports' CEO Paul Griffiths was named the Business Leader of the Year at the fifth edition of Gulf Business Awards 2016, which hosted some of the UAE's key business leaders in Dubai on Tuesday evening.

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Mueller joins Emirates in new 'innovation' role

Posted 8 September 2016

Former Malaysian Airlines and Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller, 54, is to join Emirates as its chief digital and innovation officer.

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Fomer Qatar Executive EVP Dave Edwards takes leading role at Synergy

Posted 7 September 2016

The former executive vice president of Qatar Airways Executive and managing director, Middle East and Asia at Gama Aviation, Dubai, Dave Edwards has joined Synergy Aviation.

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LCI appoints Christopher Grainger to lead EMEA Marketing

Posted 6 September 2016

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has appointed Christopher Grainger to the role of vice president marketing for the EMEA region.

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DAE appoints Leonard Chuah as senior vice president, marketing

Posted 5 September 2016

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has hired Leonard Chuah to support its growth agenda by expanding client coverage activities and origination in the Asia Pacific region.

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Alexandre de Juniac takes the reins at IATA

Posted 2 September 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organisation. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had

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Emirates announces management movements across the Middle East

Posted 16 August 2016

Emirates has made several key management movements across its commercial operations team in the Middle East.

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99s go to Egypt to encourage young people and remember El Nadi

Posted 9 August 2016

A group of 30 Egyptian orphans were served a special treat to understand what it takes to be a pilot and how to reach for the skies and achieve personal goals.

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Boeing names Hyslop chief technology officer

Posted 19 July 2016

Boeing has named Greg Hyslop its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing John Tracy.

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Said Darwazeh elected RJ chairman of the board of directors

Posted 23 June 2016

Royal Jordanian's board of directors elected Said Darwazeh chairman of the board of directors during the board's meeting held on June 21, 2016.

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Embraer appoint new CEO for its commercial aviation business unit

Posted 22 June 2016

Embraer has announced that John Slattery will be the President and CEO for its commercial aviation business unit, effective as of July 2016.

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Royal Jordanian expects new chairman election today

Posted 21 June 2016

The board if Royal Jordanian (RJ) is to meet today and will be electing a new chairman.

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Gulf Air pilots achieve their goals

Posted 20 June 2016

Gulf Air's pilots were pitch perfect at the airline's annual Ramadan football tournament.

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TAV Airports named Best Turkish Company in Investor Relations

Posted 9 June 2016

TAV Airports has been names as the 'Best Turkish Company in Investor Relations' in the 43rd Extel Survey.

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IATA announces leadership changes

Posted 6 June 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced changes to its leadership at its 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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Etihad Airways appoints three Emiratis as airport managers

Posted 6 June 2016

Etihad Airways has appointed three UAE nationals as airport managers in South Korea, Seychelles, and Saudi Arabia.

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Ninety Niner Alia becomes City Liveryman

Posted 31 May 2016

Alia Twal, the governor of the Arabian chapter of the Ninety-nines, the women pilot association, has been made a 'Liveryman' in the Honourable Air Pilot Company.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft appoint new vice president, sales, Middle East & Africa

Posted 24 May 2016

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has appointed Jean-Paul Boutibou as vice president, sales, Middle East & Africa.

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Avtrade appoints new regional sales manager for Middle East and Africa

Posted 16 May 2016

Avtrade has appointed Patrick Armstrong as regional sales manager based in Dubai.

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Etihad Airways appoints new general manager in Nigeria

Posted 16 May 2016

Etihad Airways has appointed George Mawadri as its new general manager in Nigeria

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NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of FIATA

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