British Airways confirms Christmas items allowed on aircraft

British Airways on Friday announced what Christmas items are and aren’t allowed on its aircraft this festive period.

British Airways on Friday announced what Christmas items are and aren’t allowed on its aircraft this festive period.

Unwrapped Christmas presents may be taken as hand luggage if they do not exceed the hand baggage allowance. Christmas crackers are not allowed on any flight out of London City Airport and on other services a maximum of two boxes per passenger of commercially manufactured crackers in the original packaging for personal use are permitted. These should be placed in checked baggage only.

Party poppers and sparklers are not allowed on any British Airways aircraft, either in hand or checked luggage.

Bombardier Aerospace appoints Torbjorn Karlsson as vice president of Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.A) stated on Thursday that it has appointed Torbjorn (Toby) Karlsson to the position of vice president, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.A) stated on Thursday that it has appointed Torbjorn (Toby) Karlsson to the position of vice president, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

The company said Karlsson will lead the company’s sales team which covers most of the Asia-Pacific region except China, Japan and South Korea and will report to Chet Fuller, senior vice president, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Karlsson has over 25 years of aviation experience and was a regional managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles Industrial Practice in the Asia-Pacific. He previously worked with Honeywell Aerospace as vice president, Commercial Aerospace, Asia Pacific.

Earlier Karlsson served as head of Business Development for Cathay Pacific Aircraft Trading Ltd (Hong Kong); regional director, Rockwell Collins (Singapore); sales director, SAAB Aircraft International, Hong Kong; and president of ET Aviation Thailand, based in Bangkok.

Lieutenant-Colonel (ret) Jean-Marc Dufour joins board of directors of CATSA

The Canadian Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities the Honourable Denis Lebel and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport), on Wednesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Jean-Marc Dufour to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

The Canadian Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities the Honourable Denis Lebel and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport), on Wednesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Jean-Marc Dufour to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

Dufour will serve on the board for a three-year term, with effect from 1 December 2011.

Currently manager of the Bagotville Airport, Dufour has held several appointments within the North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) and served as chief, Air Defense Operations Center and assistant command director of the NORAD Command Center, as well as Canadian defence attache for Central America and the Caribbean at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico.