has taken on Jeffrey D. Carlson as the newest member of its management team. Carlson joins Spirit as Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations. Carlson, type-rated on the Airbus equipment that Spirit flies, will manage all aspects of flight operations including pilot and flight attendant daily operations and training. As Director of Operations, he will oversee Spirit’s relationship with the FAA and be the point of contact for regulatory compliance.
Carlson comes to Spirit from Northwest Airlines where he most recently held the position of Captain/Check Pilot on an Airbus A330. He also held various management positions including Vice President of Flight Operations, Managing Director and Chief Pilot, and Managing Director, Flight Procedures, Training and Standards.
“We are delighted to add Jeff to the Spirit family,” said Ben Baldanza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines. “Jeff is an excellent addition to our leadership team. He brings extensive management and flight experience to our company as we complete our transition to an all Airbus fleet and ensure our position as the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean.”