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JetBlue Appoints Jeffrey Winter as New President, Flight Operations

JetBlue has appointed Jeffrey Winter as the airline’s new Vice President, Flight Operations. Mr. Winter has been with JetBlue since 2015, and in his new role will be responsible for the carrier’s flight operations, flight standards, and leadership of nearly 4,700 pilots.

JetBlue's New Vice President, Flight Operations, Jeffrey Winter - Courtesy JetBlue / Businesswire

On Thursday (October 13, 2022), JetBlue announced the appointment of Jeffrey Winter as the airline’s new President, Flight Operations. In his new role, Mr. Winter will be responsible for JetBlue’s flight operations, flight standards and leadership of the airline’s growing base of nearly 4,700 professional pilots. He will report to Warren Christie, JetBlue’s Head of Safety, Security, Fleet Operations, Airports and JetBlue University. Jeffrey Winter joined JetBlue in 2015 and has held a variety of roles in flight operations, training and project management. As a JetBlue Airbus A320/321 pilot, he also previously served as Director – Flight Operations Planning and Analytics, where he led the teams which supported the business and labor relations administration for flight operations.

In Thursday’s announcment, JetBlue’s new President – Flight Operations, Jeffrey Winter, said,

“It’s an honor to step into this role serving the finest pilots in the industry as we continue to expand JetBlue flying, creating more opportunities for our pilots and the next generation of aviators.”

Also commenting on the appointment, JetBlue’s Head of Safety, Security, Fleet Operations Airports and JetBlue University, Warren Christie, added,

“Jeff’s extensive aviation and leadership experience will be great addition to our flight ops leadership team as we grow our pilot ranks, expand our fleet and network footprint and focus on continuing to make JetBlue a great place to work.”

Jeffrey Winter most recently served as Vice President, JetBlue University, leading the airline’s training division that offers new hire and recurrent training for the airline’s airports, customer support, flight operations, inflight, system operations, and technical operations crewmembers, as well as pilot training services for a variety of other airlines around the world. Mr. Winter brings 33 years of experience to his new role, including 26 years in the U.S. Navy, mainly as an FA-18 pilot and flight instructor.

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 destinations across more than 110 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.

Source: JetBlue/Businesswire


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