Executive Interviews

Find out the latest industry trends by reading our Executive Interviews below.

Yahya AlGhoraibi, CEO of The Helicopter Company explains why it is important as the first commercial helicopter operator in the Kingdom, to exhibit at the Dubai Airshow.

Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO, Strata Manufacturing discusses how both smart and additive manufacturing are developing and shaping the future of the aerospace industry. 

H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, CEO and Managing Director, EDGE explains how the formation of technology conglomerate, EDGE will benefit the defence industry and the company's long-term business plans. 

Taarek Hinedi, Vice President of FedEx Express Middle East and North Africa Operations explains how FedEx is meeting the new challenges and opportunities facing the Middle Eastern cargo industry.  

Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo discusses the company's recent investments in pharma capabilities and why this has been such a big area of focus.

Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Bell Commercial Business - International explains his key predictions for the Middle Eastern aerospace market and the industry sectors that Bell is focussing on.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai discusses flydubai's continued focus on enhancing efficiency programmes, increasing flight frequencies and adding new routes. He also examines the technologies that will impact flydubai the most in the next five years.

His Excellency Staff Major General Pilot Abdulla Al Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, UAE MOD discusses how they use the Dubai Airshow as a platform for product and technology research, negotiations and potentially to finalise military procurement.

John Kelly, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Central Asia, Rolls Royce discusses his key predictions for the aerospace market in the Middle East, Rolls Royce's Trent family of large aero engines and how Rolls Royce are setting new performance benchmarks for civil aviation.    

Bob Harward, Middle East Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin talks about how Lockheed Martin is advancing the UAE’s human capital agenda and also gives his techology predictions for the next five years.

Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey explains Boeing's areas of focus for 2019/2020 and how they are planning to address the future of mobility.

Mohammed Ali Ibrahim Alireza, Managing Director of APSCO considers the opportunities and challenges concerning aviation fuel and explains how APSCO is preparing to meet these changes. 

Abhishek Ajay Shah, Director and Board Member, RSA National describes the Middle Eastern cargo market and summarises what RSA National presented at Cargo Connect 2019.

Alexander Ostrovoy, Managing Partner, Aura Group of Companies (AGC) discusses the opportunities and challenges that AGC has faced as a new entrant into the Middle Eastern cargo market. 

Bradley Francis, Director Airfreight - UAE & Oman, Kuehne + Nagel explains how the cargo industry can benefit from Kuehne+Nagel's expert automation capabilities.

Attila Simon, Director of Business Development, HungaroControl considers the trends and technologies that will impact air navigation most, within the next five years.

John McKenzie, Regional Director - MENA, Airways New Zealand discusses the main opportunities and challenges facing the industry as air traffic nears its capacity threshold.

Adel Al Redha, EVP and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates Airline predicts the airport ground and on board service technologies that will be most successful within the next five years.

Wolfgang Spahn, Head of Mission Critical Systems Communication Products, ABB discusses how we can improve collaboration in the ATM industry and the major challenges faced daily.