Gavin Strang has taken up the position of minister for transport in the new UK government, and Glenda Jackson has been appointed aviation minister. Both report to John Prescott, secretary of state for transport and environment.

Virgin Express has promoted Mike Lotz to chief operating officer, and has appointed five new directors - Capt Luc Sobry (flight operations), Dirk Vrebos (systems operations), George Lippemeier (quality assurance), Constant Vanderheijden (planning and development), and Klaas Proesmans (ground operations).

Pakistan International Airlines has appointed Shadid Khaqan Abbasi as chairman.

Haji Brahim bin Haji Ismail has been appointed acting managing director of Royal Brunei Airlines.

John Stent will take over as managing director of Stansted airport. He replaces Terry Morgan, who recently became managing director of Melbourne airport.

Michael Medlicott has resigned as vice president for Europe and Asia at Delta Air Lines.

BMW Rolls-Royce has appointed Dr Klaus Nittinger as chairman, Gert C Reitsma as head of purchasing, and Michael Corne as head of marketing and sales.

Atlas Air has appointed Stan Wraight as senior vice president of marketing.

Joe Cappello has been appointed general manager of the Air Malta Group.

DHL has named Patrick Lupo executive chairman. Robert Kuijpers will become chief executive of DHL International.

Edward J McBride has joined Reed Travel Group as vice president of sales.

Allen M Oliver has become president of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading.


Source: Airline Business