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  • Qatar executive Peter Spencer joins bmi

    News | 25 Jul 2007 23:00 | Mark Pilling

    Spencer moves to bmi UK carrier bmi has recruited former British Airways veteran Peter Spencer to bolster its senior management team. It is understood...
  • People

    News | 08 Mar 2005 00:00

    <p> * BAE Systems has named Mark Perehoduk vice-president of contracts. He previously served as director of contract management for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. </p> <p> * Boeing has appointed Mike Anderson, of the company's naval systems division, vice-president and deputy programme director of the Bell Boeing V-22 Joint Program Office. </p> <p> * Qatar Airways has appointed former Maersk Air and Duo Airways boss Peter Spencer to the newly created position of senior manager of commercial operations throughout Europe and the Americas. Spencer spent 29 years at British Airways, the last 10 of which were in senior management positions including general manager Asia/Pacific, head of UK sales and Americas director.</p>
  • Executive appointments - In brief

    News | 01 Nov 2004 00:00

    <p>Herb Kelleher, the flamboyant co-founder of Southwest Airlines, will remain as the carrier's chairman until mid-2007. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Kelleher, 73, signed a new three-year contract that began on 15 July.</p> <p>US Airways has named two long-time employees, Stephen Morrell and Helen Tremont, to fill the vacant positions of vice-president of financial planning and analysis and vice-president of corporate real estate, respectively. </p> <p>Gulf Air has appointed Mohammed Al Tajer to the newly created role of manager marketing services. He was previously regional marketing manager for Global Wrigley, based in Germany.</p> <p>US low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines has appointed Graham Parker as its vice-president of pricing and revenue management.</p> <p>Peter Spencer, ex-chief executive of UK-based regional carrier Duo Airways, which folded in May, has rejoined Qatar Airways. Spencer, who will be based in London, becomes senior regional manag
  • Failures raise prospect of consolidation

    News | 31 May 2004 23:00

    <p>The grounding of two independent carriers in May has raised the spectre of consolidation within Europe's increasingly overcrowded air market.</p> <p>UK-based Duo Airways suspended operations in May, with administrators Deloitte &amp; Touche swiftly making almost the entire workforce of around 300 redundant, dashing hopes of the airline returning to the air. The carrier, formerly Maersk Air UK until a management buy-out last year, had been struggling to raise additional investment. It had bases in Birmingham and Edinburgh flying a fleet of Bombardier regional jets to Scandinavia and continental Europe.</p> <p>In Ireland, meanwhile, charter operator JetGreen Airways ceased operations just a week after taking to the air. The carrier was operating a single Boeing 757 from Dublin to Alicante and Malaga, but swiftly ran into financial difficulties. Irish regional Jetmagic ceased flying in January, 10 months after launching, also due to financial problems.</p> <p>EasyJet chief executive
  • Teething troubles

    News | 19 Apr 2004 23:00

    <p>How have Bombardier's CRJ700 and CRJ900 fared in service? Six operators outline their experiences, while the manufacturer explains how it is tackling early niggles</p> <p>When aviation historians wrote up the key developments of the 20th century, the introduction of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) in 1992 was acknowledged as one of the most significant events of the first 100 years of aviation. </p> <p>The revolution created by the original 50-seat CRJ100/200 has been felt across the globe, as its success prompted the creation of a rival family by Embraer and quickly rendered even relatively modern turboprops virtually obsolete in many markets. </p> <p>In the 12 years since that first CRJ entered service, 1,800 regional jets with 50 seats or fewer have been delivered, and the turboprop market has become a shadow of its former self. Canadair, a part of Bombardier since 1986, can rightfully take the credit for creating the "regional jet" phenomenon.</p> <p>The original 50-seat CRJ
  • In brief

    News | 25 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>Flush of success with new loo</p> <p>Boeing is introducing a new lavatory for its Next-Generation 737 which is designed to be more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing for passengers and easier for airlines to maintain. </p> <p>A 737-700 recently delivered to China Southern Airlines is the first to carry the new loo. </p> <p>Reflecting passenger and airline suggestions, the lavatory features a seat and lid damper, which slows the closure of the seat and lid and prevents slamming, a gently-curved composite countertop that holds a larger stainless steel sink, and an adjustable temperature-controlled tap that can be operated with one hand.</p> <p>China leases from GECAS</p> <p>Shanghai Airlines should next week be taking the second of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft it has leased this year from GE Capital Services (GECAS) </p> <p>In addition, GECAS has also announced it will lease two Bombardier CRJ-200s to Shanghai Airlines. The aircraft are currently on lease with Duo Airways (fo