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Hawaiian Airlines Appoints Tom Zheng as VP of Technical Operations Business Planning and Services

Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Tom Zheng as VP of Technical Operations Business Planning and Services. In his new role, Zheng will lead a growing portfolio of operations initiatives, including maintenance, freighter service, and a new fleet of Boeing 787-9s.

Hawiian Airlines' New Vice President of Technical Operations Business Planning and Services, Tom Zheng - Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines

On Tuesday (January 31, 2023), Hawaiian Airlines announced the appointment of Tom Zheng as the carrier’s new Vice President of Technical Operations Business Planning and Services. In his new role, Zheng will oversee Hawaiian’s growing portfolio of technical operations initiatives, including expanded aircraft maintenance, dedicated freighter service for Amazon, and a new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Tom Zheng joined Hawaiian Airlines in 2009 as a Senior Project Manager, before becoming Director of Strategic Initiatives. Previously he served as Managing Director – Business Planning and Initiatives in Technical Operations. Before joining the airline, he held various roles with Deloitte, American Savings Bank and AT&T, where he was a distinguished member of the technical staff and principal engineer.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Hawaiian Airlines’ SVP – Technical Operations, Jim Landers, said,

“Tom has offered invaluable leadership to advance significant initiatives within our growing technical operations team. His trusted voice and guidance will continue to make us a better, stronger airline as we diversify and grow our business.”

Tom Cheng holds a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science Degree from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, and a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Hawaiian® Airlines, Hawai’i’s hometown airline, has been the number one U.S. carrier for on-time performance for the past 18 years (2004-2021). The carrier has been in business for 94 years and is Hawaiʻi’s largest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian Airlines offers approximately 130 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands and daily nonstop service to 15 U.S. mainland gateways. Additionally, the carrier connects Honolulu with American Samoa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Tahiti and the Cook Islands (from May 20, 2023). Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).

Source: Hawaiian Airlines

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