08 June, 2023

Former Assistant Secretary of US Air Force has been named as the chair of Global Airlines advisory board

The start-up long-haul carrier Global Airlines has appointed Kevin Billings, a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, as the chair of its Advisory Board.

Billings will chair the Advisory Board of leading aviation experts who will guide the airline's CEO and Founder, James Asquith, as he and the team inch closer to Global Airlines' first passenger flights scheduled for spring 2024. 

James Asquith said: "I am delighted that Kevin has joined our team in this important role. Our advisory board is made up of some of the most experienced minds in aviation and we could not ask for a more dedicated leader than Kevin to drive this work forward. Kevin brings a wealth of experience of aviation, business, politics and leadership that will be instrumental in leading our A380s to the sky and I could not be prouder to have him as part of our senior team."

Kevin Billings said, "Global Airlines will change the way we fly, and as a frequent flyer around the world, I know how welcome this breakthrough will be for passengers. Aviation is a competitive business but it is also a people business and there is a significant opportunity for Global Airlines to redefine the travel experience on our A380s."

"This is the most exciting project to be involved with. Everyone at Global is committed to the core principles I have worked towards my entire career — safety, environmental stewardship, and taking care of people. I am looking forward to playing my part liaising with the authorities in Washington DC and throughout the Global network. But most of all, working with the amazing and talented team we have brought together within the airline to build the brand on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond!"

Kevin Billings was appointed by President George W. Bush as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Air Force and later to serve as Assistant Secretary where his responsibilities included the worldwide management and direction of the Air Force's $38 billion installations, logistics, environment, and energy programs. Kevin's diverse experience includes strategic management, international and domestic business operations, transformation and change management.