Virgin Australia hires first female CEO, ex-boss of JetStar

Virgin Australia Group, the parent company of Virgin Australia Airlines, confirmed the resignation of its chief executive Paul Scurrah. The group announced that the new CEO of the struggling airline would become Jayne Hrdlicka, a former boss of budget airline JetStar....


Reports suggest fate of Virgin Australia CEO hangs in balance

Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah can be replaced in the nearest future due to disagreements with airline’s owner Bain Capital, reports suggest....


Qantas drops International CEO with overseas flights grounded

The Qantas Group has revealed that the airline’s head of International services will leave the group as overseas flights will continue to remain grounded until at least mid-2021....


Calhoun takes Boeing lead as CEO, Muilenburg gets $80M on exit

On January 13, 2020, David L. Calhoun is starting his role as the president and chief executive officer of the Boeing company. Calhoun is replacing the company’s previous head Dennis Muilenburg, who is believed to have lost the role due to the 737 MAX crisis....


Ryanair averted grounding third of fleet over maintenance

Back in 2018, Ryanair was facing a grounding of approximately a third of its fleet over a problem with maintenance certificates before the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stepped up and saved the day, reports indicate. The COO in question, Peter Bellew, is now leaving the Irish low cost carrier for an equivalent role at its arch-nemesis easyJet ‒ a move against which Ryanair is fighting tooth and nail in court. ...


Garuda Indonesia CEO to be sacked over smuggled Harley Davidson

Garuda Indonesia CEO Ari Askhara could be fired after being accused of  using the airline’s Airbus A330-900 delivery flight to smuggle Harley Davison motorcycle avoiding millions in taxes. ...


United Airlines CEO to step down

Oscar Munoz, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Airlines, is stepping down in May 2020, to be replaced by J. Scott Kirby, the U.S. legacy carrier announced on December 5, 2019. ...


Ryanair to fire 900 pilots and cabin crew, blames MAX and Brexit

Ryanair has confirmed plans to fire “approximately” 900 of its current employees. The news comes days after the company reported a 21% plunge in profit.  Ryanair is planning massive job cuts, the company has confirmed to AeroTime: “Ryanair expects approx. 900 current staff could be impacted”. The company’s spokesperson did not provide details on what roles, locations and airlines within the Ryanair Group will be...


Muilenburg addresses new risk found on 737 MAX

A week after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration admitted finding additional flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX software update, the company’s CEO Denis Muilenburg took to social media to address the issue. ...


Embraer names President and CEO nominee

Embraer is to nominate Francisco Gomes Neto, current President of Marcopolo,  to the Board of Directors for the position of President and CEO, the Brazilian plane maker announced on April 9, 2019. Current CEO, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, is leaving on April 22, when his two year elected term ends....