30 September, 2019

Swoop names Shane Workman as new head of flight operations

Today, Swoop, Canada's ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc., announced its new Head of Flight Operations, Shane Workman. Workman commences his new position today, September 30, and will oversee all flight operations for Swoop.

"I am thrilled to welcome Shane as our Head of Flight Operations. His extensive experience will be a great asset to our growing team," said Steven Greenway, President, Swoop. "Swoop is committed to being a pioneer in the evolving Canadian airline industry and the addition of Shane to our executive team helps ensure our flight operations continue to be safe and efficient."

Workman brings more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry with more than 13,200 hours of flight time. He has worked for a number of airlines including Enerjet, Jazz Air, and most recently, Sunwing, where he acted as Chief Pilot and Senior Director of Flight Operations.

Workman's previous four years at Sunwing included overseeing pilot recruitment, training, standards, regulatory compliance, implementing fuel/cost efficiency programs and much more.

"Joining the team at Swoop is a true privilege," said Workman. "Swoop doesn't just provide low-cost air travel in Canada; they connect friends and families. That is a business model I fully support and am thrilled to be part of it."

Along with his many years of airline experience, he also worked briefly as an independent auditor for Canadian carriers and implemented and maintained safe and efficient flight operations departments. Workman has extensive experience in the standardization of operating and company procedures, implementation of Safety Management and Quality Assurance Systems and deployment of operations training for flight crews.

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