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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.

October 25, 2014 - 3:00pm

Neil Bracken, formerly director of the General Mills flight department, has joined Fargo Jet Center as vice president of flight operations and interim general manager for the company’s recently acquired Premier Jet Center in Eden Prairie, Minn. Meanwhile, Mike Clancy was promoted from director of maintenance to vice president of technical services for both locations, as well as the company’s associated Weather Modifications business. Finally, Bruce Boe was promoted to vice president of meteorology at Weather Modifications.

October 23, 2014 - 2:20pm

Aviation journalist Paul Lowe, AIN’s Washington, D.C.-based editor for more than two decades, is this year’s recipient of NBAA’s David Ewald Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement and excellence in journalism. Wilson Leach, AIN co-founder and managing director, accepted the award on behalf of Lowe, who unfortunately was unable to attend the NBAA 2014 media breakfast on Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 - 10:00pm

Aviation services conglomerate Advent Aerospace (Booth 1895) has made some restructuring moves among its senior management and corporate division leadership.

October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen applauded outgoing TSA Administrator John Pistole for his “steadfast support” in balancing security requirements with operator flexibility. “John has a clear understanding of the important role business aviation plays in our nation’s transportation system and economy,” Bolen said. “It is an understanding he demonstrated throughout his tenure at TSA.”

October 21, 2014 - 8:05pm

Jet Aviation St. Louis awarded an impressive piece of machinery to an equally impressive individual at NBAA 2014 in Orlando on Tuesday. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Shumaker, who suffered severe wounds when he and other members of his gun crew were struck by a Taliban shell in Afghanistan in May 2010, received his customized John Deere “Gator” all-terrain vehicle in a ceremony at the Jet Aviation exhibit (Booth 1200).

October 21, 2014 - 9:45am

Aviation journalist Paul Lowe, AIN’s Washington, D.C.-based editor for more than two decades, is this year’s recipient of NBAA’s David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement and excellence in journalism. Wilson Leach, AIN co-founder and managing director, accepted the award on behalf of Lowe, who unfortunately was unable to attend the NBAA 2014 media breakfast on Tuesday.

October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Cindy Halsey is joining Gulfstream Aerospace as vice president of completion, planning and design. Before coming to Gulfstream, she was senior vice president of interior design engineering for Textron Aviation, where she led interior design, industrial design and interior engineering. Halsey’s responsibility at Gulfstream will include “ensuring a world-class completion experience for customers purchasing Gulfstream aircraft.” She will take a “leading role” in the definition of Gulfstream’s completion and outfitting strategies for both current and future aircraft.

October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Neil Bracken, the former director of the General Mills flight department, joined Fargo Jet Center as vice president of flight operations and interim general manager for the company’s recently acquired Premier Jet Center in Eden Prairie, Minn. Meanwhile, Mike Clancy was promoted from director of maintenance to vice president of technical services for both locations, as well as the company’s associated Weather Modifications business where Bruce Boe was promoted to vice president of meteorology.

October 20, 2014 - 2:10pm

John Riggir, a veteran of 37 years in the business and general aviation field, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. His responsibilities include overseeing a maintenance and FBO facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park as well as Jet Aviation’s Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur operations.

October 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Cirrus Aircraft last month announced a series of personnel moves meant to “reinforce the company’s leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth.”

 
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