Working Week

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    After earning his stripes with airlines in Africa and South America, Alex Patino Acosta joined business aviation services company KlasJet, where he spends his days piloting the Bombardier Challenger 850
  • As a captain and instructor with the German flag carrier, Cordula Pflaum regularly flies the newest additions to the fleet and trains other pilots in the finer points of a constantly changing profession
  • After a 15-year stint flying fast jets for the Luftwaffe, Werner Muehl decided he did not want to become an airline pilot. Instead, he chose a career with fractional provider NetJets Europe.
  • Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet leading commercial pilot airline recruiters. To help recruiters and pilots around the world connect with one another more easily we’re organising a virtual jobs fair.
  • With a background in experimental psychology, Claire Coombes works as a human factors scientist for the British Airline Pilots’ Association, researching cognitive issues that influence flightcrew performance
  • Krister Genmark is regional manager for Web Manuals, an online tool for digitising operations literature for airlines and specialist operators that streamlines the distribution, publication and revision process.
  • Steve Barker is specialist services manager for global flight support company Flightworx, making sure every detail is in place for clients, from fuel and landing permits to hotel bookings and ground transport.
  • Fred Fugen is the third and most recent addition to Jetman Dubai, who fly the jet-powered wing-suits developed by Yves Rossy. An expert skydiver and base-jumper, he joined the team in November 2016.
  • Al Titterington is the managing director of Cornwall Airport Newquay, a scheduled hub located in the southwest UK. His appointment at the age of 28 made him the youngest airport director in the industry
  • Born and raised in “the air capital of the world”, Christi Tannahill has spent her career in the aerospace industry. Today she works for Textron Aviation as senior vice-president interior design and engineering
  • Nils Gelbjerg-Hansen is chief executive of Danish data and advanced analytics company Infare, which applies a database of more than 700 billion airfares to help its customers maximise their profitability
  • Nick Taylor is co-founder of NP Simulations of the UK - a newly formed company that seeks to provide accessible and affordable preparatory training for all those interested in pursuing a career in aviation
  • David Brandin-Lain is business development (aviation) manager of spatial analytics technology company Esri UK, which supplies Geographic Information Systems to customers in the defence and civil sectors
  • Based in Shanghai, Steve Lien is head of Honeywell Aerospace’s operations in Asia-Pacific, where its software and hardware solutions are finding applications everywhere from airlines to owner-enthusiasts
  • Pauls Cālītis is senior vice-president, flight operations for Latvian low-cost carrier Air Baltic. The airline was a launch customer for Bombardier's CSeries, and he has been closely involved with its introduction
  • Island-hopping in the South Pacific was not enough for Lori Brown, who moved into pilot training and then the world of academic research, including on advancing augmented and virtual reality in aviation
  • Living near the London hub, it was a natural move for James Brazier to join up as an apprentice as a 16-year-old. He now heads the maintenance team that keeps baggage screening working smoothly
  • From F/A-18 assembly to firefighting and piloting an air ambulance, Greg Wyght’s career has taken him in some surprising directions. Today his role is vice-president of business development at CHC Helicopter
  • As a former Air Commodore in the RAF, Brian Humphries is no stranger to battles. Since 1994 he has used that combative streak to campaign for Europe’s business aviation industry from within the EBAA trade body
  • Former RAF helicopter pilot Simon Williams is director of civil aviation for the UK crown dependency and, among his duties, is responsible for the island’s fast-growing private and business aircraft registry