bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of managing director.
Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock will take his position within the restructured executive team, reporting directly to group chief executive of Airline Investments, Peter Simpson.
Shattock brings 30 years of aviation experience to the role having most recently worked as the managing director for Babcock Mission Critical Services in Gloucester, the UK’s largest operator of Air Ambulance aircraft.
He will oversee a team of over 400 staff members with the chief financial officer, chief commercial officer, operational directors and head of human resources all reporting directly to him.
Commenting on the appointment Simpson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tim to the team as we restructure the bmi executive team to replicate the structure we have in place with our sister airline, Loganair.
“We are continuing to drive bmi forward, engage with new markets and transition through Brexit.
“The creation of this role gives us greater bandwidth to focus on the immediate challenges ahead while working with the bmi team, to develop the business further unlocking the many opportunities presenting themselves on the back of solid foundation that has been created over the last couple of years.”
bmi operates a 19-strong all-jet fleet creating connectivity between key growing regions on a pan-European scale with primary gateways at Bristol, Munich and Brussels.
Shattock said: “bmi has a fantastic reputation as an airline that delivers a quality product.
“It has maintained high standards of professionalism and service across all routes and I look forward to continuing this and also developing the airline into one which can effortlessly move forward as the UK transitions through Brexit and beyond.”