Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu announced the appointment of Jon Turner as Vice President, Maintenance.
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. 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,” said Mr. Steer.
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.