Ravn names airline operations expert as SVP of flight operations

Ravn Air Group, Alaska´s largest regional airline, has announced that airline operations, safety, and regulatory expert Deke Abbott has been named to Ravn Air Group´s new world-class leadership team as senior vice president of flight operations, the company said.

This final addition will complete the Ravn executive team reorganization that began last September.

An experienced airline pilot, flight instructor and regulator, Abbott joins Ravn from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where over nearly the past decade, he was responsible for the operational oversight of FAR part 135 airlines as well as setting operating policy for the FAR part 121 carriers. Prior to joining Ravn, Deke was the acting FAA Deputy Regional Administrator for Alaska, based in Anchorage.

Ravn Air Group operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary´s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena.