JetBlue names VP, technical operations

New York-based JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) has announced the appointment of William Cade as the carrier´s new vice president, technical operations, the company said.

Cade joins JetBlue to oversee the airline´s maintenance, materials, quality, engineering and technical purchasing functions.

A 30-year industry veteran, Cade most recently served as vice president, base technical operations for American Airlines, responsible for multiple heavy maintenance bases along with global heavy maintenance vendor and support shop operations.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.