New head of flight operations for easyJet

easyJet has appointed Brian Tyrrell, an experienced captain with a background in training, policy and standards and senior flight operations management roles, as its new head of flight operations.

Most recently Tyrrell has been deputising as the airline’s chief pilot and head of aircraft operations. He takes up his new role with immediate effect and will be responsible for around 2,400 pilots.

Warwick Brady, easyJet’s chief operations officer, commented, “The head of flight operations is a key role within easyJet and so we undertook a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process which included both internal and external candidates. I am really pleased that Brian Tyrrell has been appointed and would like to wish him every success for the future.”

Prior to joining easyJet, Tyrrell’s experience included four years as chief pilot and deputy to the director of operations at Cityjet, a subsidiary of Air France, working across a number of bases in Europe.

Tyrrell replaces Chris Hope who was recently appointed in his new role of head of operations strategy and change.

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