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JetBlue appoints new VP flight operations

JetBlue Airways has named Captain Charles (Bart) Roberts as its new vice-president flight operations, reporting to Jeff Martin, senior vice-president, operations.

Roberts comes to JetBlue after a 28-year career with American Airlines where he held a number of leadership positions, including: chief pilot, managing director flight operations (directing all flight operations worldwide, as well as Flight Test, all Fleet Teams, along with regulatory and operations specification compliance relative to American's Part 121 operations certificate); fleet captain; check airman; fleet training manager and other roles of progressive responsibility.

"Captain Roberts is an industry veteran with a strong history of building consensus and bringing pilots, management and regulators together for the good of the airline and the profession," commented Jeff Martin. "He is known as a consummate pilot advocate and true professional aviator. I feel extremely fortunate and honoured that Captain Roberts has chosen to join our team."

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