Coronavirus will have short-term impact, airlines need to be flexible: Vistara CEO

EVERETT (US): As Vistara took delivery of its first wide-body Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft at the Boeing facility in the US to start long haul operations, the airline’s chief executive Leslie Thng said the recent coronavirus outbreak would have a short term impact on the aviation industry and that airlines need to remain flexible and nimble while dealing with the situation. Read More

Boeing hires CIO from its airline customer Qantas for digital transformation

Boeing said Wednesday it has hired Susan Doniz from Australian airline Qantas as the company’s chief information officer and senior vice president of information technology and data analytics.

Doniz, 50, starts in May and will succeed Vishwa Uddanwadiker, who has served Boeing an interim capacity since October 2019 and continues with the company, Boeing said.

“Susan is a proven, customer-focused technology leader with extensive global experience across multiple industries, including commercial aviation,” Boeing CEO David Calhoun said in a statement.


Doniz will oversee all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for Boeing. She’ll be based in Chicago and report to Calhoun.

Boeing’s former CIO Ted Colbert was promoted to president and CEO of Boeing General Services unit last fall.

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