Former AWAS CEO Frank Pray has taken up the same role at Intrepid Aviation.

The lessor also appointed John Shavinsky and Volker Fabian as COO and chief commercial officer.

NASA astronaut and US Navy Capt Mark Kelly, who flew four Space Shuttle missions, will retire on 1 October.

Mark Kelly - (c) NASA
 Kelly: shuttle veteran retires

Safran veteran Jean-Lin Fournereaux has been named as VP for space, while Daniel Dubreuil, most recently Airbus's A380 task force director, is now VP for information systems.

Bombardier has hired US Air Force veteran and Asian aerospace industry expert Anders Solem as VP sales of its newly established commercial aircraft division in China.

At Jet Aviation, executive VP Joe Lombardo has been named interim president in anticipation of Peter Edwards resignation, effective 31 August. Former Manhattan Jet Charter managing director Trevor Jones has taken up the newly created position of director of client relations at Gama Aviation, based at Farnborough airport.

Salma al Baloushi - (c) Etihad
© Etihad
 Al Baloushi: Emirati first

Salma al Baloushi has become the first female Emirati to graduate from Etihad's cadet programme as a co-pilot. She operated her first flight as a first officer from Abu Dhabi to Athens.

Source: Flight International