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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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BBA Aviation appoints non-executive directors

BBA Aviation has named two new non-executive directors, both of which joined its board on January 1, 2018.

Amee Chande has international experience living and working in North America and Asia and, after starting her career with management consultant company McKinsey, worked for large retailers including Tesco, Staples and Wal-Mart where she gained brand development skills. Since 2015, Chande has worked for Alibaba and is currently managing director of global strategy and operations, based in London, UK.

Emma Gilthorpe is the second appointee, and brings extensive aviation experience from her various roles at Heathrow Airport Holdings – formerly BAA – where she is currently executive director for expansion. Her 20 years spent at Cable and Wireless and BT contributes to expertise in policy and regulation. Gilthorpe is currently a non-executive director at South East Water.

Chande and Gilthorpe will sit on the audit and risk, remuneration and nomination committees. BBA Aviation has also announced that Peter Ratcliffe will step down from the board at its annual general meeting on May 11, 2018, after joining in 2009.

Nigel Rudd, BBA Aviation chairman, commented, "I am delighted to welcome Emma and Amee to the board of BBA Aviation. They both bring highly relevant experience for the next stage in the Group's development. In addition, I would like to thank Peter for his valuable contribution to the board over the past nine years; a period of significant change for BBA Aviation."

January 8, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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