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The Port Authority of NYNJ has appointed James Gill General Manager of Newark Liberty International Airport.  Gill is an aviation veteran with 20 years of senior leadership experience in the industry. Effective Monday, January 27, Gill, will take over the reins of Newark Liberty...
The ARK at JFK announces the appointment of Vincent DiCicco, DVM who will be joining the management team as Veterinary and Bio-Security Compliance Officer, effective January 2, 2020. In this role, DiCicco will be responsible for ensuring The ARK’s compliance with best bio-security and animal welfare practices throughout...
The ARK at JFK is pleased to announce that Michael Falacara, formerly COO of dnata USA, Aviation Services, will be joining its senior management team as Chief Operating Officer effective January 2, 2020. Mike will be responsible for day-to-day operations and interactions with air carriers, cargo agents,...
After a successful 25-year tenure, the founder and CEO of LATAM Airlines, Enrique Cueto, will step down from the helm of the largest carrier in Latin America in March 2020. Cueto will be replaced by Roberto Alvo, current Chief Commercial Officer at LATAM Airlines.
Gerald M. Holland, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Sheltair Aviation, has announced that Lisa Holland, is the President of Corporate Strategies, a new position. Lisa Holland is the daughter of the founder and has recently had a greater presence throughout the entire company.  For...
The Carlyle Group's global airport investment platform, CAG Holdings, today announced the appointment of Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, former President and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as Executive Chair of The New Terminal One Development Project at JFK and Chair of CAG Holdings....
After 33 high-flying years of Port Authority service, Lysa Scully, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport, will be retiring on September 6. Upon Ms. Scully’s retirement, Anthony Vero, current Deputy General Manager of John F. Kennedy International Airport, will serve as Interim General Manager of LGA. 
FlightSafety International announces that Rick Madarasz has been promoted to Treasurer and Chief Financial Director.  “We look forward to Rick’s contributions as Treasurer and Chief Financial Director,” said Trish Lampe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Rick is highly experienced in finance, has an in-depth understanding...

Bill Huisman

Bill Huisman is a native of Queens, and has been serving as the Executive Director of the Aviation Development Council since 2002. Bill has over 43 years of aviation experience, which includes a 27-year career with Delta Air Lines, here in the New York City area. During...
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced that President and Chief Executive Officer William J. (Bill) Flynn will retire from the company effective January 1, 2020, after a successful 13-year tenure, and become Chairman of the Board on that date. The board has appointed John...