People

Interviews with people of interest in aerospace, including those in industry, government and AIN’s “Bizav Warriors.” Topics include announcements of personnel changes, awards and final departures.

August 9, 2013 - 10:00am

A quinta cúpula anual da Aviação Executiva na América Latina (BALA, na sigla em inglês) abrirá amanhã pela manhã, 15 de agosto, na LABACE, focando na exploração dos mais recentes avanços na indústria de aviação executiva e em novos desafios e oportunidades de negócios para o futuro.

Segundo Panagiotis Panagopoulos, CEO do grupo organizador do Aeropodium, a cúpula do BALA cresce em tamanho e alcance a cada ano e mais de 80 participantes são esperados no evento deste ano.

August 9, 2013 - 9:50am

The fifth annual Business Aviation in Latin America (BALA) summit will open tomorrow morning, August 15, at LABACE, focusing on exploration of the latest developments in the business aviation industry and new challenges and business opportunities for the future.

According to Panagiotis Panagopoulos, CEO of the Aeropodium organizing group, the BALA summit has grown in size and scope every year and more than 80 attendees are expected at this year’s event.

August 3, 2013 - 5:25am

Kelly Ortberg has been promoted from president of Rockwell Collins to CEO, succeeding chairman and CEO Clay Jones, who has retired after 15 years at the helm. The company announced a restructuring and rotation of leadership within its commercial systems organization.

August 1, 2013 - 3:50pm

Rockwell Collins president Kelly Ortberg has added the CEO title and was appointed to the company board’s executive committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who retired as CEO after nearly 34 years with the company. Jones will continue as non-executive chairman. Ortberg, who joined Rockwell Collins in 1987, became president in September. Previously, he served as executive vice president and COO of government systems. He also led the launch of the company’s Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system.

August 1, 2013 - 3:40pm

Gulfstream Aerospace tapped Luiz Sandler as regional vice president of sales for South America. He replaces Bill Arrazola, who recently retired. In his new role, Sandler is responsible for Gulfstream sales in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay. Since 2007, he was the sales director for International Jet Traders, Gulfstream’s sales representative for Brazil. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Sandler is a commercial pilot with a 737 type rating.

August 1, 2013 - 7:50am

Denver traffic reporter Amelia Rose Earhart plans to recreate the ill-fated 1937 around-the-world flight of her famous namesake next June in a Pilatus PC-12NG. Rose Earhart has been a pilot since 2004 and plans to use the flight to motivate teenage girls to consider aviation careers through her Fly With Amelia foundation. Rose Earhart’s flight is expected to last 100 flight hours and make 14 stops. She will be assisted by copilot Patrick Carter. The flight was announced Wednesday at AirVenture. The original Amelia Earhart perished on her famous 1937 flight.

July 30, 2013 - 1:10pm

Able Flight, which offers scholarships for flight training as a unique challenge for people with disabilities, introduced six new sport pilots to the global flying community Tuesday in a brief ceremony on Phillips 66 Plaza at EAA AirVenture 2013.

July 23, 2013 - 2:55pm

Bob Trimborn, director of Santa Monica Airport in Southern California, retired on July 1 and has joined airport operations company American Airports, which is headquartered in Santa Monica, as director of business development. “Bob’s lasting legacy will be his impassioned advocacy, which made a real difference in the lives of airport neighbors and users,” said representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.). “He worked tirelessly with elected officials, the commissioners and the surrounding community to promote transparency and seek solutions to the challenges facing the airport.”

July 18, 2013 - 1:10pm

NBAA announced that “last man on the moon” Gene Cernan will receive the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award at the 2013 NBAA Convention in Las Vegas (October 22 to 24).

July 9, 2013 - 2:50pm

BBA Aviation Flight Support appointed Todd Hattaway as vice president of technical services for its flight-support division. Hattaway, most recently regional sales director for Beechcraft for India, Indo-China and Malaysia, will direct and manage internal and third-party services for ground support equipment maintenance and repair services for Asig, Signature Flight Support’s TechnicAir, Citation Service Center operations and Asig’s third-party provision of GE Aviation ClearCore engine wash services.

 
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