Geneva (AFP) Dec 3, 2010
The chief executive of Hong Kong based airline Cathay Pacific, Tony Tyler, has been nominated to take over the leadership of the International Air Transport Association next July, IATA said on Friday.
The airline association said in a statement that its board of governors would recommend Tyler's appointment to replace current IATA director general and chief executive, Giovanni Bisignani, when he retires.
"Tony's leadership of Cathay Pacific through challenging times prepares him well for the job. His knowledge of Asia will help IATA take advantage of opportunities in the industry's largest market," said David Bronczek, chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.
IATA's annual general meeting in June 2011 in Cairo will consider Tyler's nomination before he is scheduled to take up his new duties on July 1.
Tyler paid tribute to Bisignani's achievements, including the introduction of electronic ticketing for passenger travel and IATA's programme to tackle climate change and cut the airline industry's emissions.
"We constantly have to adapt to changing market conditions, new business models, different traffic patterns and frequent crises," the 55 year-old said.
"I am fully prepared to lead future changes to help all participants in this great industry be even more successful," he added.
IATA represents some 230 carriers that account for more than 90 percent of scheduled air traffic globally but does not include many of the big budget airlines.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com
Rolls-Royce troubled by engine blowout
London (UPI) Dec 2, 2010
Qantas, Australia's largest airline, has launched legal action against British engine maker Rolls-Royce after an in-flight engine explosion on one of the airline's Airbus A380s. Qantas Thursday filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court of Australia as a backup if settlement talks with Rolls-Royce fail, Qantas said. The move comes after Australian air safety authorities said they h ... read more
Thales announces venture for Chinese in-flight systems|
German scientist eyes gold mine in rare earths recycling
Apple's iPad has real Xmas rival in Samsung's Galaxy tablet
Estonia's rare earth break China's market grip
Codan Receives JITC Certification For 2110 HF Manpack
Northrop Grumman Bids for Marine Corps Common Aviation CnC
DSP Satellite System Celebrates 40 Years
ManTech Awarded US Army Contract To Provide ECCS In Afghanistan
NASA Sets Coverage For COTS 1 Launch
Hylas-1 In Orbit Brings Europe Broadband From Space
Ariane rocket puts telecom satellites into orbit
45th Space Wing Launches NRO Satellite
GPS Satellite Achieves 20 Years On-Orbit
World-Leading Spatial Experts Meet In Sydney
Space Ministers Emphasise Priority To Deliver Galileo And GMES
New Simulator Offers Ability To Record And Replay GLONASS And GPS
Cathay Pacific chief nominated to take helm of IATA
Rolls-Royce troubled by engine blowout
Brazil eyes Boeing, Airbus aviation market
NASA awards contracts for 'green' airliner
Manufacturing Made To Measure Atomic-Scale Electrodes
Short Light Pulses Will Enable Ultrafast Data Transfer Within Computer Chips
Chaogates Hold Promise For The Semiconductor Industry
Caltech Physicists Demonstrate A Four-Fold Quantum Memory
Mapping Mangroves By Satellite
Novel Services For Tropical Forest Monitoring With Satellite
Forest Imaging In Gabon For UN
ESA Attending UN Climate Conference
Quarter of HK people want to move over bad air: survey
China says 2010 pollution goal met, efficiency on track
Arsenic-Polluted Water Toxic To Bangladesh Economy
Tiny blood vessels show pollution, heart disease link
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|