Careers Hub

  • Stuart Mulholland, managing director of UK charter operator Zenith Aviation, planned an accountancy career, but this was ditched in favour of a job at the controls of commercial aircraft, before moving into private aviation.
  • Managing director and co-founder of London Executive Aviation George Galanopoulos abandoned his ambition to become a bush pilot after meeting Patrick Margetson-Rushmore and spotting a gap in the business jet market.
  • Self-confessed “engine guy” Jon Beatty came out of retirement to take up the post of president and chief executive of the Flight Safety Foundation, where he strives to help the industry improve its accident record.
  • Avionic specialist Ros Wynne was initially attracted by an apprenticeship advert. After gaining experience on a range of Boeing types, he demonstrated his vocational expertise during a WorldSkills Competition in Brazil.
  • When a promising career at the controls of commercial aircraft was brought to an abrupt halt by type-1 diabetes, Airways Aviation’s Ian Cooper never considered leaving the industry and is now plugging the recruitment gap.
  • Rachelle Ornan-Stone is the regional director of cabin experience and revenue analysis at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Her background in psychology and neuroscience is helping her reinvent air travel for passengers.
  • After an 18-year career in the Royal Air Force, where a qualified flying instructor role gave a first taste in writing syllabi, Graham Cownie was disappointed by the standard of civilian courses – so decided to find a better way.
  • Training providers are crucial in helping to combat significant challenges across the industry, but the market must also communicate its needs, so that potential employees arrive with the key skills they require to succeed. Inside we examine what these skills are and who are providing adequate tr...
  • Inspired by visits to an air traffic control tower when younger, Simone Drakes has since developed her career in aviation, eventually rising to the position of vice-president of engineering for Florida data specialist Avionica
  • After learning to fly through the family business, a passion for the outdoors saw Sarah Yates studying wildlife conservation. When she supported a bird monitoring project, her skills were combined for the perfect career
  • 2016 is proving to be a year of change within the Freight industry. We explore the impact certain influences are having on this sector and how they could change its complexion in the not-so-distant future.
  • Tinkering in the school physics laboratory eventually led David Bickerton to a career in incident investigation across the Middle East and Africa – a challenging proposition when large and complex losses are involved
  • After a service career spent with the US Navy, John Petersen is now working as a professional aviation futurist and is also chairman of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, which is based in West Virginia.
  • Despite initial reluctance by then-employer British Airways to outsource airport operations, Phil Eyre took the plunge and set up his own business, Astra Aviation, and he now counts the flag carrier as one of his clients.
  • Years of training and quality flying experience couldn’t prevent Katherine Wallace from being furloughed after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, but her persistence has been rewarded as a Southwest 737 captain.
  • As manager of flight operations at the FedEx Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, Daniel Deng is living his dream of applying his learning and is happy in his work, even when he is faced with having to plan for exceptional events.
  • After seeing the huge number of technological advances published by aviation-related businesses annually, Philip Robinson launched AeroPatent; a service which finds the developments which really matter to users.
  • Show curiosity about the role to set yourself apart from other candidates, says Stephanie Sparrow...
  • After spotting that opportunities were becoming restricted for trainees following a modular route, Isobel Hall established Kura Aviation to give aspiring applicants a more cost-effective route into the airline industry.
  • A passion for fixed-base operations which was kindled while working as a weekend volunteer in Newcastle has taken Gary Forster to the paradise island of Bali – via the Middle East – to run ExecuJet’s expanding facility.