SOLOMON AIRLINES HIRES GENERAL MANAGER

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, April 17) - Solomon Airlines has
a new general manager - Bill Meeke from Australia.

Meeke replaces Michael Maina who became the Airline’s interim
general manager after the termination of the former general manager's contract,
Gideon Zoleveke Jr. at the end of last year.

The appointment came after four months of international
recruitment activity, with 70 applications for the post of general manager.

The selection committee unanimously choose Meeke as having a
very high level of understanding in the civil aviation operations, finance,
personal management, marketing, aircraft and regulations.

Meeke has extensive regional airline experience and has been
general manager of several regional airlines in Australia, including Sky West
and East-West Airlines.

His recent role is as an aviation consultant, currently
supporting the formation and expansion of a new regional airline in Australia.

Meeke has served on numerous aviation industry and government
committees and boards relating to aviation standards, safety and industry
development.

He is currently a board member of the Regional Aviation
Association of Australia.

April 18, 2003

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation: http://www.sibconline.com.sb 

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