Air Canada has appointed Jon Turner as Vice
Mr. Turner began his career at Air Canada
in 1980 and held a wide-range of critical operational positions
with the company.
From 1997 to 2004, as General Manager,
Aircraft Programs, he was responsible for all aspects of Air
Canada's aircraft acquisition and disposal. From 2004 to 2007 he
was Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering.
He is returning
to Air Canada after working at other airlines, most recently Air
Canada Express partner, Sky Regional, where he was President and
Chief Executive Officer.
He will report to Richard Steer, Senior
Vice-President – Operations, who reports to Benjamin Smith,
President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, who has overall
responsibility for all aspects of the operations of the airline.
"Jon is an excellent addition to our team
because he brings wide industry experience and a deep knowledge of
Air Canada," said Mr. Steer. "He rejoins Air Canada at an exciting
time as we complete the renewal of our wide-body fleet and begin
taking delivery of new Boeing 737 Max aircraft under our
narrow-body fleet renewal program. His leadership capabilities
will ensure the smooth integration of this new fleet type while
upholding Air Canada's high maintenance standards."
In his role, Mr. Turner will assume
responsibility for managing and providing strategic direction for
Air Canada's maintenance programs, core engineering, fleet
management, control of technical safety and airworthiness
standards, maintenance operations control, supply chain, as well
as line maintenance.
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