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A look inside the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Visitors to Dubai Air Show 2017 had the opportunity to explore the world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The jet is operated by Deer Jet and managed by UAS International Trip Support, and features a main lounge that accommodate 16 guests, two large dining tables, an enclosed master bedroom, and fully fitted bathroom.

27th November 2017



Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017

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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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