Signature Flight Support (Booth No. 7070) has appointed airline and travel veteran Maria Sastre as the company’s chief operating officer for global operations. Sastre previously served as United Airlines’ vice president of worldwide customer satisfaction, where she managed strategy development, airport operations, international call centers and financial management.
The effort to bring “humanity” back to air travel has guided JetBlue CEO Dave Barger's management philosophy ever since he landed his original job as the airline's president and COO in August 1998. While circumstances beyond its control certainly tested that doctrine at times, JetBlue never veered from its core values-thanks in large part to Barger, who, in May 2007, assumed the chief executive's role from its founder, David Neeleman.
St. Louis-based Sabreliner received RVSM group certification for the Sabre 65. The approval, based on the installation and flight testing of equipment in six Sabre 65s, means customers installing the equipment won’t need trailing-cone flight tests and subsequent data reviewed by the FAA, said Sabreliner. The company said it can install the required equipment in “two to three weeks,” depending on an aircraft’s current avionics configuration.