• Dinner with Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury (with tie) at Airbus Innovation Days 2019. Clockwise: Guy Norris (Aviation Week), Julie Kitcher (Airbus), David Flynn (Australian Business Traveller), Endau Analytics, Hu Tao (XinHua), Stefan Schaffrath (Airbus), Tom Ballantyne (Orient Aviation), Karen Walker (Air Transport World), & Jon Ostrower (The Air Current). Pic/Mei Kuan
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    Dennis Muilenberg and Guillaume Faury may be the fiercest of rivals in the aviation industry, but they are of one mind when it comes to safety. Both believe that safety is at the heart of the companies they lead, Boeing and Airbus, respectively. Airbus CEO Faury dismissed any notion that the European consortium is benefitting from the crisis that Boeing is currently facing with the grounding of its B737 MAX after two crashes. “Safety is paramount in this industry,” Faury stressed to journalists and analysts during an Airbus event in Toulouse in May. Trust of the people and passengers is very important.” In two public statements made on 19 March…

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    Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) managing director Izham Ismail is either confused or crafty. In interviews he gave to the Malaysian media recently the CEO of MAB said he would be happy to receive investors, be they foreign or local. “I welcome strategic investors as they will help the airline navigate during this challenging market,” Izham told the New Straits Times. On the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting (AGM) in Seoul over the weekend, he emphasised the need for MAB to have partners that not only bring money to the carrier but “new culture” too. But then he remarked: “Do we sell a hundred percent shares…