bmi regional appoints Martin Whittaker as Chief Operating Officer

bmi regional Embraer 135
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bmi regional today announced the appointment of Martin Whittaker as Chief Operating Officer.

Martin joins the airline from Babcock International Mission Critical Services, where he was a board level executive.

With over 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Martin has held leadership roles in the Airline, Aircraft Leasing and Airborne Critical Services sectors.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Simpson, CEO of bmi regional, said:

“Martin is a highly qualified, experienced and respected aviation executive, and we’re excited about the calibre of knowledge, business acumen and project management skills that he brings to our organisation. At bmi regional, we pride ourselves on offering quality and convenience; and, in his new role, Martin will ensure we are able to maintain a seamless service whilst continuing our expansion and product development strategy.”

Martin Whittaker added:

“bmi regional is recognised as one of Europe’s leading regional airlines, providing important air links for both business and leisure travellers. I’m delighted to be joining the business during such an exciting period of growth, and look forward to working with the team to drive bmi regional and its network forward.”

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