Following a worldwide recruitment campaign, Air Malta has appointed Mark Micallef Eynaud as chief officer flight operations.
Micallef Eynaud will be entrusted with maintaining and improving Air Malta’s excellent flight operations, improving on time performance to achieve best in class, developing and implementing strategies to reduce fuel costs, maximising crew utilisation and supporting the overall transformation of the airline.
Commencing his post on May 3rd 2012, Micallef Eynaud will be reporting to Air Malta’s chief executive, Peter Davies.
Micallef Eynaud has 25 years experience with Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong).
Prior to joining Cathay Pacific Airways Micallef Eynaud was a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force in which he served as an officer, fighter pilot and instructor.
Micallef Eynaud has varied military and civil aviation experience and associated management roles in organisations that are industry leaders in terms of standards, expectations and results.
He has also served on the boards of various organisations and is a current member of the Air Malta board – a position he will relinquish at the next board meeting.
Commenting on this appointment Davies said: “Mark brings a wealth of global experience with him.
“He has worked for Cathay Pacific for many years in senior roles, so he knows flight operations very well.
“Being a pilot he will also be able to work closely with our pilot community to support the increased efficiency objectives and to ensure our cockpit crew support the new Air Malta service levels and in-flight product.”