A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.
Jack Smith, currently Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Ground Operations, is being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing Technical Operations, Ground Operations, and Cargo and Charters. Jack is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, joining Southwest from AirTran Airways, where he served as Senior Vice President of Customer Service.
American Airlines announced that Jeff Plant has been appointed the new leader of American's team at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Plant will move from Los Angeles where he currently serves as managing director LAX.
For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term, effective immediately.
New York-based JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that Captain Charles (Bart) Roberts has been named Vice President, Flight Operations reporting to Jeff Martin, Senior Vice President, Operations. In this role, he will be responsible for leading JetBlue's 2,800 pilots across the network.