JetBlue appoints VP, flight operations
Captain Roberts comes to JetBlue after a 28-year career with American Airlines where he held a number of leadership positions, including: Chief Pilot, Managing Director Flight Operations (directing all flight operations worldwide, as well as Flight Test, all Fleet Teams, along with regulatory and Ops Spec compliance relative to American's Part 121 Operations Certificate); Fleet Captain; Check Airman; Fleet Training Manager and other roles of progressive responsibility.
Prior to his career at American, Captain Roberts was a member of the United States Navy/Naval Reserve for 25 years. He retired at the rank of Captain (O-6) and held leadership roles including: Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Pilot NATOPS Officer, and Pilot Training Officer.
He was also a City of Dallas Police Officer for many years.
Captain Roberts is currently a member of the International Air Transport Association Operations Council (IATA). ■