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Steve Allen will be responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents. In addition, he will assume responsibility for managing Emirates Group’s relationships with its associated businesses, including MMI, Emirates CAE Flight Training and Premier Inn. In his new role, Steve Allen will continue to report...
Ferrovial Airports has announced the appointment of Lysa Scully, Principal and President, LL Aviation Advisors, LLC as an independent Senior Advisor for its U.S. division. “I am delighted to be able to announce that Lysa is part of our team. Her unique experience and expertise managing and leading the development...
From small town Mayor to Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Department of Transportation in the Biden Administration. The industry is hopeful that the appointee will be able to tackle critical initiatives related to safety, climate, infrastructure and more to...
Huntley Lawrence has been named Acting Chief Operating Officer & Director of Aviation effective January 19, 2021. In his new role as Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lawrence is responsible for working with the Port Authority’s Aviation, Port, PATH, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals, and the World Trade Center —...
Qatar Airways Cargo recently announced that Kirsten de Bruijn has joined the Airline in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning.   An Air Cargo veteran with 13 years of experience in management in the air cargo industry, she shares Qatar Airways belief that the pace of change...
Ralph Tragale was named the 2020 winner of the Bill Shea Award, presented by the New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) on Wednesday at its annual fall conference to an individual who has “demonstrated exemplary leadership and effected positive change in the aviation industry in New York. State. ” The...
Vaughn College has announced that Barry Eccleston, retired chief executive officer and president of Airbus Americas, Inc., is the newest member of its board of trustees. Eccleston brings five decades of experience working in, and providing dedicated support to the aviation and aerospace industry. He is an aeronautical engineer,...
Tim Strauss has vast experience in air cargo, having worked for 11 years at Emery before joining Northwest/Delta. He headed Haiwaiian Airlines Cargo for five years before joining Air Canada Cargo in 2017, taking over from Lise Marie Turpin. Vic Karijian, Amerijet’s current chief executive, will become executive chairman, focusing...
Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo was appointed chair of the Department of Transportation’s Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF) in an announcement today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The objective of YIATF is to encourage high school students to pursue in-demand...
SterlingRisk Aviation, a division of SterlingRisk Insurance (Woodbury, NY), has hired Travis J. Marshall as Vice President, Senior Account Executive. The announcement was made by SterlingRisk Aviation President Michael O’Donnell. “Travis is well-respected in the aviation industry as an insurance professional committed to client service and maintaining strong customer relationships,”...

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