A general view shows the entrance to the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.