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Horizon Air Appoints Earl Scott as VP of Maintenance and Engineering

Horizon Air’s Board has elected Earl Scott as the airline’s new Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering.  In his new role, Mr. Scott will oversee the long-term strategy and financial performance of Horizon’s maintenance & engineering workgroup.

Horizon Air's New Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, Earl Scott - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), Alaska Air Group announced that their wholly-owned regional subsidiary, Horizon Air, has appointed U.S. Air Force veteran Earl Scott as the carrier’s new Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering.  In his new role, Mr. Scott will oversee the long-term strategy and financial performance of Horizon Air’s maintenance & engineering workgroup, while leading a team of over 300 industry professionals.  Prior to joining Horizon, Earl Scott was served as the Senior Director of Business Development, Air Force logistics solutions at Palantir Technologies.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Horizon Air’s President, Jason Berry, said,

“We’re very excited to have Earl join the Horizon leadership team.  Earl has an incredible reputation and brings a wealth of leadership experience to this role. I know he’ll do an amazing job leading the maintenance and engineering team as we look toward Horizon’s future.” 

Also commenting on his new role, Horizon Air’s VP – Maintenance and Engineering, Earl Scott, added,

“I’m looking forward to working in an industry I love and doing something bigger than myself.  Maintenance holds a sacred trust within the flying community.  I’m excited to be part of a phenomenal team at Horizon.”   

Mr. Scott spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force Maintenance and Logistics community working on military and commercial aircraft.  While in the Air Force he had an assignment at the Pentagon, as well as multiple deployments overseas.  After retiring from the USAF, he worked as Boeing’s Director of Air Force Services for five years, before joining Palantir Technologies in 2022.  Earl Scott holds master’s degrees in Aeronautical Science and Strategic Studies, and a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

Horizon Air is a regional carrier and employs nearly 3,500 team members.  The airline maintains an operational fleet of 41 Embraer E175s, and serves approximately 50 cities up and down the West Coast of the U.S.  Horizon’s general office is in Seattle, and the carrier’s primary maintenance base is located in Portland, Oregon.

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize.  The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service.  Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage.  The airline is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines.  Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).


Source: Alaska Airlines 


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