"His brutal death is a great loss," said French President Emmanuel Macron.
An inquiry into the May 22 Airbus A320 crash that killed 97 people in Karachi resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots' exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The jet took off from RAF Lakenheath, an American base in the UK.
Thousands of passengers were facing delays on Sunday after a systems failure affecting all terminals at London Heathrow airport.
Dozens of passengers on an Air Canada flight from Madrid to Toronto had a safe landing after their aircraft was damaged during takeoff.
The Tor short-range air defense system, code-named the SA-15 by NATO, was designed during Soviet times to shoot down aircraft and precision guided weapons.
The Taal volcano in Batangas province near Manila threw steam, ashes and pebbles up to 9 miles into the sky.
2019 was the third safest year in terms of fatalities since 1946.
There were many highs and lows in 2019 for the aviation sector.
Current chairman, David Calhoun, will replace him.
Habour Air plans to become the world's first all-electric airline.