Wealthy Chinese look to the skies
Despite high taxes and military controls on airspace, many wealthy Chinese are determined to to take up flying as a hobby. "Flying is my childhood dream and this is a gift to myself," said John Zhang, a Mongolian coal mine boss. Many western companies are positioning themselves in China, in anticipation of a boom in aviation. Reuters
Airplane Geeks talk with Lufthansa's Nils Haupt
Nils Haupt, director and head of corporate communications for the Americas for Lufthansa German Airlines, shares how Lufthansa maintains high quality and competes with low-cost carriers. Also discussed on the show, the Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" aircraft, a hot air balloon simulator and more. Airplane Geeks Podcast
Piper, FIT launch aviation career alliance
Piper Aircraft Inc. and the Florida Institute of Technology announced Nov. 10 that they have launched a Piper Aviation Career Alliance. The partnership will educate and provide enhanced vocational opportunities for graduates from FIT’s aviation program, as well as graduates from other programs at the school. AOPA Online.
AOPA seeks an Eastern Regional Manager
AOPA is looking for an experienced regional manager for its Eastern Region, consisting of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Regional Manager serves as one of AOPA's key advocates in promoting the general aviation interests of AOPA at the state and local level. AOPA Online.
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