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A WestJet 787-9 prepares for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

WestJet CEO Set to Retire at End of 2021 After Decades in Industry

WestJet announced on Wednesday that President and CEO Ed Sims is expected to retire at the end of this year after being with the airline and holding the position for four years. Sims will continue in a senior advisory role with Onex Partners, focusing on aerospace and aviation. With Sims at the reins, the airline managed to maintain its status of being Canada’s second-largest carrier while expanding its route network both domestically and internationally. The carrier also joined the group…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

American and United Appoint New Presidents

There has been an interesting shakeup in the airline executive world this afternoon as American Airlines and United Airlines both name new company presidents. American's New President American announced Robert Isom as their new President who will report directly to the Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. The 52-year-old began his…

Anderson Announces Retirement as Delta CEO, Board Executives Take His…

In an unanticipated press release Wednesday afternoon, Delta Air Line’s Board of Directors publicly announced the May 2, 2016 retirement of CEO Richard Anderson. The prominent businessman’s retirement would mark the end of a successful 16-year-career throughout not only Delta, but United Healthcare (2004-2007) and Northwest Airlines (2001-2004.) “Richard has…