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09 February
DAVID MARK KINNERSLEY — FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN
A330 Captain at SmartLynx David Mark Kinnersley’s career journey has been anything but conventional. Despite his childhood dream of becoming a pilot, life took him through other careers before he finally landed in the aviation industry. However, David says he has gained valuable skills with each experience and always felt unconditional support from his family, which helped him become the professional he is today.
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06 February
PETER HODUR — A PILOT CAREER IS WORTH ALL THE HARD WORK
Peter Hodur’s journey into the aviation world began as a childhood dream and ended in a B737 Captain seat at our subsidiary AirExplore. In fact, it’s still ongoing — and Peter couldn’t be happier about having an opportunity to do what he always wanted.
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26 January
MATIAS NIEMI — EXEMPLARY COURAGE AND A COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONALISM
Matias Niemi, a Ramp Agent at our subsidiary Aviator, has recently been named the Employee of the Year in the category of Safety Guardian of the Year. And for a good reason. This award recognized Matias’s outstanding judgment, courage, and ability to react fast in an emergency, which he demonstrated in 2023. But let’s start from the very beginning.
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24 January
ALEXANDER HICKL – BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE
Alexander Hickl, Business Analyst, Chapman Freeborn had the pleasure of taking home the ‘Game Changer’ accolade at the Avia Solutions Group Employee of the Year Awards 2023.
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23 January
CARLAMITTIE JANE — I HAVEN’T PLANNED IT, BUT I FOUND MY PASSION IN AVIATION
Carlamittie Jane has not one but two job titles – she’s a Head of Sales & Business Development at FL Technics Indonesia and the Vice Chairman of the Airframe Division at IAMSA (Indonesian Aircraft Maintenance Services Association). Can it get more impressive than that? Apparently, yes. 
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22 January
HANNA LAVINSKAJA ― VISUALIZE SUCCESS & CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS
In her role as Chief Business Development Officer for Locatory.com, Hanna Lavinskaja demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities throughout 2023, resulting in her winning the ‘Breakthrough Mastermind’ at Avia Solutions Group’s Employee of the Year Awards.
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22 January
LINA SVEDARAUSKAITE — DYNAMIC WORKING ENVIRONMENT IS WHAT DRIVES ME FORWARD
For the Deputy Managing Director at BAA Training, Lina Svedarauskaite, aviation has “always had a mystical allure.” If given the chance to go back in time, Lina jokes she would’ve become the first female pilot. And we’re 100% sure she would’ve succeeded. 
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18 January
JUSTAS RINKEVICIUS — HERE, I HAVE ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES TO FULFILL MY VISION AND AMBITIONS
In the fast-paced and challenging world of aviation, recognition is reserved for those who consistently demonstrate exceptional dedication and performance. When Justas Rinkevicius, the Head of Commercial at Avion Express, was named the Employee of the Year 2023, it came as no surprise for any of his colleagues. 
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04 December
GUOSTE VALIUKEVICIUTE – A DREAM CAREER THAT STARTED AS A CHRISTMAS DREAM
With an open mind and heart, the Senior HR and People Engagement Specialist, Guoste Valiukeviciute, joined Avia Solutions Group 3 years ago, right before Christmas, and, as she recalls, “the timing was really magical.” Guoste had worked her magic, too — her dedication, hard work, and warm personality didn’t go unnoticed by her colleagues.
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13 November
ROSITA MICKEVICIUTE — INTERNSHIP LED ME TO MY DREAM CAREER
Rosita Mickeviciute, an SEO Copywriter at AeroTime, started developing her interest in commercial aviation at the young age of 12, but it’s only this year that she joined the industry, which has been “a dream come true.” Before her career at AeroTime, Rosita had worked in other fields — however, at some point, she realized she either wanted to find a job in aviation or focus on building her own company. As Rosita says, she never viewed a career as a means to earn money, and her ultimate goal was to find a job that brought her joy and fulfillment.
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