Death of Sir Maurice Flanagan

November 17, 1928 - May 7, 2015
London, England | Age 86

Founding CEO of Emirates airlines dies
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By ADAM SCHRECK, The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sir Maurice Flanagan, a British aviation executive who helped get Emirates airline off the ground and guided its breakneck growth for nearly three decades, has died. He was 86.

The Dubai-based airline he shepherded into existence with backing from the UAE government went on to become the Mideast's biggest carrier — and a force in the global aviation industry.

The carrier's parent company, Emirates...

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