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SWISS Names Stefan-Kenan Scheib as New Head of Flight Operations

SWISS has appointed Stefan-Kenan Scheib as the carrier’s new Head of Flight Operations, Effective June 1, 2021. Mr. Scheib Joins SWISS from his present position as Process Owner and Head of Lufthansa Aviation Training Pilot Schools in Munich.


Swiss's New Head of Flight Operations, Stefan-Kenan Scheib - Courtesy SWISS

On Friday (May 14, 2021), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced the appointment of Stefan-Kenan Scheib (44) as the airline’s new Head of Flight Operations, effective June 1, 2021. Mr. Scheib currently serves as Process Owner and Head of Lufthansa Aviation Pilot Training Schools in Munich. He succeeds Oliver Buchhofer, who became SWISS’s Head of Operations on April 1st. In his new position, Scheib will lead the SWISS cockpit corps of approximately 1,400 pilots and will bear overall strategic responsibility for the airline’s flight operations. He will be reporting directly to his predecessor, Oliver Buchhofer.


In Friday’s announcement, SWISS’s Head of Operations and Accountable Manager, Oliver Buchhofer, said,


“Our selection of Stefan-Kenan Scheib as our new Head of Flight Operations was made from a number of highly qualified candidates. With his extensive management experience accumulated from various executive positions at several Lufthansa Group companies, Stefan-Kenan will bring valuable and unbiased outside input and perspectives to our SWISS flight operations. At the same time, through his previous activities, he has all the flying and the technical expertise required to maintain and further refine safe and cost-effective SWISS flight operations throughout the present crisis and beyond.


“In addition to his demanding new duties as our Head of Flight Operations, Stefan-Kenan will also serve as Process Owner Flight Ops Policies, Procedures & Technology for all the airlines of the Lufthansa Group. I wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacities.”


In 2017, Stefan-Kenan Scheib joined Frankfurt-based Lufthansa Aviation Training Germany as its Head of LAT Pilot School Bremen. In 2018 he was appointed Process Owner and Head of Lufthansa Aviation Training Pilot Schools in Munich. In his current position, Mr. Scheib initiated the ‘Future One EFA Pilot School’, a project to realign the Lufthansa Group’s flying schools to keep the Group’s pilot training sustained through the pandemic and beyond. In addition to his Lufthansa Aviation Training duties, Stefan-Kenan Scheib is also a Lufthansa Airbus A320 fleet captain.


Mr. Scheib is a native of Hamburg and the father of four children. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Germany.



Source: Swiss International Air Lines

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