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.

November 3, 2013 - 5:35am

Alexander Mikheev has been named CEO of Russian Helicopters. He previously served as deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s weapon export agency.

October 31, 2013 - 3:15pm

Stuart Woods, a best-selling author, is the launch customer for the Cessna Citation M2, Cessna Aircraft announced at NBAA 2013.

October 31, 2013 - 3:10pm

Russell W. Meyer Jr., former chairman of the Cessna Aircraft Co., will receive the fourth annual Wichita Aero Club (WAC) trophy at the organization’s Trophy Gala on Jan. 25, 2014.

“Russ’s contributions to the aviation industry and to the local community are so numerous and so extensive that it would take a book just to list them. He is, without question, a great choice for the Wichita Aero Club Trophy,” said Dave Franson, WAC president.

October 24, 2013 - 10:50pm
Craig D. Huston, COO.

Banyan Air Service (Booth No. N4726) has announced the appointment of Craig Huston as chief operating officer for the FBO, which is located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, in Florida.

Huston comes to Banyan with more than 18 years of leadership experience at large OEMs around the globe. He is responsible for overseeing all of Banyan’s operations, from FBO services to avionics repair, maintenance, parts and Banyan’s retail pilot shop.

October 24, 2013 - 4:10pm
Bill Cutter, Madison Cutter and Will Cutter.

Bill Cutter, Madison Cutter and Will Cutter put a bow on Cutter Aviation’s year-long 85th birthday celebration yesterday at the service provider’s booth (No. 9616). The company is the oldest and largest family-owned FBO chain in the U.S., operating nine bases in five states. Its most recent opened over the summer at Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles.

October 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Women in Corporate Aviation

NBAA’s convention and trade show is about networking, and no one knows how to network better than the women and men who are at the core of the non-profit Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA). Instead of holding down a booth, these generous individuals, with the support of the companies the work for, comb the halls as they work to create opportunities for those trying to break into the industry.

October 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

NBAA presented its 2013 Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence yesterday to Wichita Eagle reporter Molly McMillin yesterday at the NBAA Convention. She won the award for her story, “Corporate Planes Give Business Owners an Edge,” published on Dec. 13, 2012. McMillin’s story “helped put forward the true face of business aviation,” NBAA said. It also described the stress that the recession and Washington rhetoric has put on the companies using business aviation to survive and compete in an “unforgiving” economy and global marketplace.

October 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Social marketing and job search giant LinkedIn is now a part of aviation job distribution network specialist Jsfirm.com’s arsenal for helping aviation companies and aviation job seekers hook up.

October 23, 2013 - 4:00am

Satellite communication specialist Satcom1 appointed Henrik Zinck its new CFO. In that position he will develop the company’s finance and IT departments. Zinck has held management positions at several satellite and telecommunications companies, including VSAT, Emperion and CBB Mobil. He is based at the company’s Copenhagen headquarters.

October 22, 2013 - 9:40pm
Ed Bolen and Harrison Ford Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership

It was a visibly moved Harrison Ford who accepted this year’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership yesterday morning at the conclusion of the NBAA 2013 opening session. While more commonly known for roles such as Indiana Jones and Han Solo in Star Wars, the veteran actor in this case was recognized for his continuing role as a philanthropist.

 
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