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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 and Executive Director, Airports Company South Africa. Martin Eurnekian, CEO, Corporación América was also appointed as Vice-Chair.

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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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Graeme Shanks leads African push for Global Jet Capital

Posted 27 September 2016

Graeme Shanks has been named as sales director, northern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa for private aviation finaciers Global Jet Capital. He was previously vice president for sales, business aircraft finance at CIT, where he

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Jay Ireland appointed as chair of Obama's Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Afri

Posted 26 September 2016

Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa has been named as chair of the second President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny

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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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Honeywell appoints first Aerospace business group leader in Africa

Posted 14 September 2016

Honeywell has appointed Rudolph Louw as its first Aerospace business group leader in Africa. In this role, Louw will work to expand Honeywell's footprint across commercial aviation and defense and space divisions,

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1,000 Tunisair job losses as airline fights to be competitive

Posted 7 September 2016

State-owned Tunisair is to shed around 1,000 jobs as part of a national austerity plan and a bid to make the airline more competitive

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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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Nuno Pereira becomes vice chairman of AfBAA

Posted 6 September 2016

Members of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) have voted in Nuno Pereira, MD of Angola-based BestFly, as the Association's vice-chairman.

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Recognition for founder of group committed to involving young people in Ghana's aviation industry

Posted 4 September 2016

The founder of a group committed to creating a gateway for young people to enter aviation has been recognised in his native Ghana.

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FlightSafety International makes two new appointments

Posted 31 August 2016

FlightSafety International has announced that Ted Bowlds has been named chief information officer and Joe Warakomski has been promoted to deputy CIO.

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Air Zimbabwe appoints new CEO

Posted 18 August 2016

Air Zimbabwe has a new chief executive. Ripton Muzenda, son to the late Vice President Simon Muzenda who is taking over from Edmund Makona who was acting CEO since September 2013.

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Fastjet finance chief to stand down

Posted 10 August 2016

Fastjet chief financial officer Nick Caine is to leave the African low-cost carrier next year.

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AAR appoints president for Africa to drive growth

Posted 2 August 2016

Aerospace and defence contractor AAR has appointed Cheryle Robinson Jackson as its first president of AAR Africa.

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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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Andersen appointed to key role at KAA

Posted 16 July 2016

Norwegian, Jonny Andersen has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kenya Airports Authority on a three year contract.

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Our Victoria scoops award for Ebola and aviation feature

Posted 12 July 2016

Air Transport editor Victoria Moores scooped a major award at the Aerospace Media dinner at the Royal Aeronautical Society headquarters in London.

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Kenya Airways appoints new COO

Posted 4 July 2016

Kenya Airways has appointed a new chief operating officer, with Jan de Vegt replacing Yves Guibert.

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CANSO appoints Thabani Mthiyane as vice chair

Posted 29 June 2016

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has appointed Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) CEO, Thabani Mthiyane, to its executive committee.

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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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Fastjet appoints new CEO

Posted 10 June 2016

Fastjet has appointed the former CEO of Mango Airlines to its board following shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou requesting the carrier reconsider its chairman.

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Tewolde Gebremariam reappointed on IATA Board of Governors

Posted 8 June 2016

Ethiopian Airlines' CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam has been reappointed to the IATA Board of Governors for a three year term.

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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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Zambia's youngest pilot clocks 1,000 flying hours

Posted 2 June 2016

Zambia's youngest commercial pilot, Kalenga Kamwendo, has clocked 1,000 hours of flying with Proflight Zambia.

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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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Jet Aviation Basel appoints new director of completions sales

Posted 20 April 2016

Jet Aviation Basel has appointed David Peterson as director of completions sales.

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Kamuzu International Airport blacklisted

Posted 19 April 2016

Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Malawi, has been blacklisted by international airlines with South African Airways (SAA) cancelling flights on Friday.

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Travelport appoints new regional manager for East Africa

Posted 14 April 2016

Travelport has appointed Nita Nagi as its regional manager for East Africa.

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Kuuchi congratulates Camair-Co and Cameroonian aviation

Posted 11 April 2016

IATA's Vice President, Raphael Kuuchi, spoke at a ceremony to celebrate Camair-Co's IATA Operation Safety Audit (IOSA) accreditation, on the economic contribution of air transport in Cameroon and Central-West Africa

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Alexandre de Juniac recommended to become Director General and CEO of IATA

Posted 5 April 2016

Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Air France-KLM Group, has informed the Group's Board of Directors of the proposal he has received today from the Board of Governors of the

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Barbara Dalibard announced as SITA CEO

Posted 30 March 2016

SITA has announced that Barbara Dalibard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective of July, replacing Francesco Violante, who plans to step down after 13 years in the role.

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Flying First Class with Nelly Chileshe Bupe

Posted 16 March 2016

Zambian national, Nelly Chileshe Bupe, works as cabin crew looking after First Class passengers for Emirates combining her career with her passion for travelling. She has worked for the carrier for the past seven and a half years and has worked up

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Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority assign new director general

Posted 25 February 2016

Hamza Johari has been announced as the new director general for the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, effective from this week, replacing Redemptus Bugomola in the role.

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Aero Contractors assign new chief executive

Posted 25 February 2016

Aero Contractors has names Adeniyi Adegbonmire as its new chief executive, as it continues to restructure.

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Emirates appoints new country manager for Zambia

Posted 19 February 2016

Emirates has appointed Thani Abdulla Al Ansari as a country manager for Zambia this month.

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Royal Air Maroc has a new Chairman & CEO

Posted 11 February 2016

His Majesty King Mohammed VI has appointed Abdelhamid Addou as Charmain and CEO of Royal Air Maroc.

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Fastjet's chief executive steps down

Posted 13 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Fastjet's chief executive Ed Winter will step down once a replacement has been found.

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David Lavorel named CEO of SITAONAIR

Posted 9 December 2015

SITA has announced that David Lavorel, currently SITA's senior vice president for corporate development and CEO Office, has been appointed chief executive officer of SITAONAIR effective January 1, 2016.

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SITA CEO steps down from position

Posted 4 November 2015

SITA has announced that CEO Francesco Violante will step down in the second half of 2016 after 13 years in the position.

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Air Madagascar gets new CEO with 'collegiate' plans for revival

Posted 14 October 2015

After a rigorous selection process Air Madagascar has appointed a new CEO with some 20 years experience of airline recovery.

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Inati Ntshanga named as AASA chairman

Posted 10 October 2015

SA Express CEO, Inati Ntshanga, was elected as the chairman of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) at the industry body's 45th annual general assembly which was held at Fancourt, George, this weekend.

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BAE Systems names new MD for Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Posted 6 October 2015

BAE Systems has named Martin Bennett as its new managing director, for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He will based in Abu Dhabi.

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Fast jet announces change of directorate

Posted 5 October 2015

Fast jet has announced a change of directorate as Nick Caine, chief financial officer, leave the company.

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Pascal Jallier to be new Vice President of Sabena VIP completion programmes

Posted 8 September 2015

Sabena technics has announced the appointment of Pascal Jallier as the new Vice President of their VIP completion programmes.

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Mark Abbot announced as new Vertis Aviation Africa partner

Posted 8 September 2015

Vertis Aviation has announced that Mark Abbott has joined Vertis Aviation Africa as a partner, effective immediately.

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Midas touch Pardesi moves to Skywise in co-CEO role

Posted 25 August 2015

South Africa's Skywise Airlines has named dynamic young entrepreneur. Irfan Pardesi as its new Co-CEO, sharing the chief executive responsibilities with current CEO Johan Borstlap.

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SAA appoints new acting chief executive officer

Posted 4 August 2015

South African Airways has appointed human resources manager Thuli Mpshe as acting chief executive officer, reports Bloomberg.

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Air Seychelles appoints new CEO: Roy Kinnear

Posted 25 June 2015

Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new chief executive officer, with effect from 1 July 2015.

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Boeing appoints Mullenburg to CEO role

Posted 23 June 2015

Boeing has named Dennis Muilenburg as its 10th chief executive, succeeding Jim McNerney, who has held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO

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Etihad Airways appoint GM for Uganda

Posted 12 June 2015

Etihad Airways has appointed Toyin Alaran as its new general manager for Uganda, following the launch of its new services between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi on 1 May 2015.

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Aviation Africa: Training and retention is key to future

Posted 11 May 2015

The final panel session at the Aviation Africa event looked at the shortage of human capital in the region and the need to train young people to make sure the industry thrives.

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Aviation Africa: Business aviation is on fast track

Posted 11 May 2015

The launch three years ago of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) moved business aviation in the region into the spotlight. Operators, financiers, lessors, owners, FBO and flight service providers now have a voice.

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Aviation Africa: Emirates highlights why it focuses on human factors

Posted 11 May 2015

Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom, director of human factors for Emirates Airline, addressing the Aviation Africa conference in Dubai today, told the audience that human factors training is essential, especially when

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Aviation Africa: Search and Rescue safety net needs to be extended

Posted 11 May 2015

Poor Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination has been highlighted by a succession of international air tragedies. In a case study, Brian Day, ICAO HQ technical officer, SAR (retired) and now a civil aviation SAR

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Aviation Africa: The challenges facing Open Skies

Posted 11 May 2015

No Open Sky agreements have been signed between African countries, but several have been signed between African countries and other regions. The consequence has been a limitation on the growth of Africa's airlines, efficiency

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Aviation Africa: Dr. Hamdi Chaouk outlines structured approach to success

Posted 11 May 2015

Former director of CAA in Lebanon (twice), Dr Hamdi Chaouk (pictured), now managing partner, Aviation Minds, opened the second day of the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai by

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

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TIACA expands global reach with new board member from Africa

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New CEO of SAA to start role in November

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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