Concorde test pilot Andre Turcat died Jan. 4, 2016, at the age of 94, at his home in Aix-En-Provence. Turcat flew the maiden flight of the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 001 on March 2, 1969 in a flight from Toulouse....More
Citing significant improvements in operational performance, United Airlines’ acting CEO said the company is successfully navigating the last few months’ rapid turnover in the chief executive’s office....More
Lufthansa Group, which is aiming to reduce overall management positions 15%, has assigned Austrian Airlines CEO Kay Kratky to take over responsibility for Lufthansa Group’s flight operations in Vienna, as of Jan. 1, 2016....More
IATA DG Tony Tyler visited Cuba in November to mark the 70th anniversary of IATA, which was formed in the Hotel Nacional, Havana. He met with heads of Cuba’s commercial aviation and tourism authorities and the CEO of Cubana. He hosted a celebratory dinner in the Hotel Nacional and saw the commemorative plaque marking IATA’s creation.
The chairman of China Southern Airlines, Si Xianmin, is being investigated for “severe violations of discipline,” according to a statement from Chinese corruption monitoring agency, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)....More
Royal Jordanian has appointed a former chief commissioner of the country’s Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) as interim president and CEO, following the resignation of Hathim Misto from the joint role....More
Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time....More
GE Aviation and CFM International, the GE/Snecma joint venture, appeared to be the winners among aircraft engine manufacturers at the Farnborough Airshow in terms of quantity and value of orders, though Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce also secured significant engine orders during the event....More