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United Airlines appoints Timothy Canavan Vice President of Maintenance and Aircraft Appearance

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United Airlines has appointed Timothy Canavan as Vice President of Maintenance and Aircraft Appearance for United Services. In this role, Canavan will lead the companys line maintenance and aircraft appearance teams to improve the reliability, workability and interior cleanliness of Uniteds fleet.

"Tims strong background and extensive experience in maintenance will provide tremendous value as we work to improve our processes in the face of escalating costs. His main focus will be on leading our maintenance team to safely deliver our customers a reliable aircraft, with a clean and workable interior," said Joe Kolshak, senior vice president of Operations for United.

Canavan joins United from Delta Air Lines, where he spent 22 years in a variety of leadership positions in maintenance and airport operations, transforming a number of organizations and achieving immediate performance improvements. Most recently, Canavan led Deltas worldwide cabin appearance and ground support equipment operations, where he was responsible for the successful implementation of several new initiatives, including programs that focused on employee ownership to improve cabin appearance, and large scale Lean improvements.

Canavan also led Delta's technical operations and quality division, where he was responsible for Lean Implementation that transformed the company's base, engine and component maintenance groups to continuously identify and remove waste while improving quality and customer value.

Canavan is based at Uniteds operations center in suburban Chicago. He reports to Kolshak.

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