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Delta Air Lines Appoints Gary Beck

Delta Air Lines today announced
the promotion of Captain Gary L. Beck, director - Flight Operations and
chief pilot, to vice president - Flight Operations and chief pilot,
effective immediately. Beck replaces Joe Kolshak, who was named Delta’s
senior vice president and chief of operations. Beck is responsible for the training, scheduling and management of Delta’s
8,400 pilots and 500 Flight Operations staff and ground personnel. He will
report directly to Kolshak.

Beck, 57, began his airline career with Western Airlines in 1973 and
served in a variety of management roles of increasing responsibility. He
joined Delta in 1987 as a result of the Western merger and has held the
positions of chief pilot - Los Angeles, general manager - Flight
Operations and, most recently, director - Flight Operations and chief

“Gary brings tremendous operational knowledge and an in-depth
understanding of Delta’s Flight Operations with him to his new role, and
will deliver exceptional leadership through the challenging times ahead,”
Kolshak said.