JetBlue has appointed Gregg Brown as the airline’s new Vice President, Technical Operations from February 2023. Mr. Brown joins JetBlue with over three decades of industry experience, most recently serving as Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Technical Operations.
On Wednesday (January 18, 2023), JetBlue announced the appointment of Gregg Brown as the carrier’s new Vice President – Technical Operations, effective February 2023. In his new role, Brown will oversee JetBlue’s maintenance, materials, engineering, quality and other operational functions, and will report to Warren Christie, Head of Safety, Security, Fleet Operations, Airports and JetBlue University. Gregg Brown brings over three decades of aviation experience to JetBlue, serving most recently as Vice President – Technical Operations at Spirit Airlines, where he leads the carrier’s maintenance and supply chain functions. Mr. Brown will succeed William Cade, who has led JetBlue’s technical operations since 2018, and is retiring after nearly 40 years in the airline industry.
In Wednesday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Head of Safety, Security, Fleet Operations, Airports and JetBlue University, Warren Christie, said,
“Gregg’s extensive technical operations experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our fleet and network. He’ll play an important role in bringing our crewmembers and business partners together in this next chapter for JetBlue. At the same time, I’d also like to thank Bill for his dedication to JetBlue and our crewmembers over the past four years.”
Also commenting on his new role at JetBlue, Gregg Brown added,
“I’m excited to be joining JetBlue to lead an incredible team of technical operations professionals during a period of growth and expansion for the airline, and as JetBlue transforms its fleet with next-generation aircraft from Airbus and the retirement of the Embraer 190.”
Gregg Brown started his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a crew chief and earned his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license. Prior to joining Spirit Airlines, he worked for MRO Holdings, an aircraft maintenance and modification provider, where he helped start the company’s services division by growing a multinational team of experts. Additionally, he spent nearly 24 years with Southwest Airlines, serving in various positions, including Senior Director of Quality and FAA Liaison. During his time with Southwest, he also helped the carrier obtain a single AOC as part of the acquisition of AirTran Airways.
JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline®’ and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America and the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.