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Hafthor Hafsteinsson in the right-hand seat of an Air Atlanta - Icelandic Boeing 737. Taken in 1994.

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By David Masson and Pétur P. Johnson Hafthor Hafsteinsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, 3 January 1966. He sadly passed away in a small airplane crash in the Northern part of Iceland on 2 July 2009. Hafthor left behind his lovely wife, Hjördís, and two sons, 11 and 3 years of age. Hafthor started his aviation career in 1984 when he began his private pilot lessons in Iceland and received his ATPL in 1989. Hafthor gained invaluable experience while still working for his commercial ticket. He became the operations manager for a local flying school, Flugtak, where he also later worked as a flight instructor after obtaining his license. During the early stages of Hafthor’s career, he gained valuable firsthand knowledge of airline operations while working in the air cargo department of Eagle Air, in crew scheduling for Icelandair and as a pilot for domestic carrier Islandsflug. When Hafthor joined Air Atlanta - Icelandic in 1991, it was a small, privately owned airline operating three aircraft on short-term ACMI contracts. His first job with the company was as assistant station manager on an ACMI contract based in Khartoum. His skills and capabilities were quickly noted and in the following years he was to play a leading role in assisting Capt. Arngrimur Johannsson in building up Iceland’s largest airline. Hafthor served in several positions within Air Atlanta - Icelandic, as station manager in Europe and Southeast Asia, pilot on the Boeing 737 and Lockheed L-1011, operations manager, VP sales and marketing, and finally CEO. Hafthor’s appointment as CEO 1 September 2001, came only a few days before the tragic events of September 11th That he was able to steer the company through this difficult time for the aviation industry demonstrated his ability to work with company employees, customers and suppliers in the face of extreme adversity. It was during his time as CEO that Air Atlanta - Icelandic grew

Remembering

Hafthor Hafsteinsson
ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Fund created in memory of the respected ISTAT member
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jetrader - September/October 2010

Jetrader - September/October 2010
A Message from the President
Contents
Calendar/New
Q&A: Dr. Alan Epstein
Commercial Outlook is Up as Economies Rebound
Crisis, What Crisis?
The Big Question
Funding Fundamentals
Is That a Lawsuit in Your Luggage?
AFRA Sets Ambitious Challenge for Aircraft Recycling Sector
Road to Recovery
Remembering Hafthor Hafsteinsson
License to Fly
Aircraft Appraisals
From the ISTAT Foundation
Aviation History
Advertiser.com/Advertiser Index
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Jetrader - September/October 2010
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Cover2
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - A Message from the President
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 4
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Contents
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 6
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Calendar/New
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 8
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Q&A: Dr. Alan Epstein
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 10
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 11
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Commercial Outlook is Up as Economies Rebound
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 13
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 14
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 15
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Crisis, What Crisis?
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 17
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 18
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 19
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 20
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - The Big Question
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 22
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 23
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Funding Fundamentals
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 25
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 26
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 27
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 28
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Is That a Lawsuit in Your Luggage?
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 30
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 31
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - AFRA Sets Ambitious Challenge for Aircraft Recycling Sector
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 33
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 34
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 35
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Road to Recovery
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 37
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 38
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Remembering Hafthor Hafsteinsson
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 40
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 41
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 42
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - License to Fly
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 44
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Aircraft Appraisals
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 46
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - From the ISTAT Foundation
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Aviation History
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - 49
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Advertiser.com/Advertiser Index
Jetrader - September/October 2010 - Cover3
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