LONG BEACH, CA, June 23, 2011 – JetFlite International (JFI), a leading provider of aircraft management and charter services, announced that Pat Kenna has joined the company in the newly created position of director of internal evaluation.
Kenna will focus on developing, implementing and maintaining the Internal Evaluation Programs (IEP) for all of JFI’s departments and will be based in Long Beach, CA.
“We are very pleased to have an experienced aviation executive the caliber of Pat Kenna join our team and spearhead the internal evaluation programs,” said Bill Cripe, JFI’s chief executive officer. “As part of this new role, Pat will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the IEP. This includes ensuring JFI meets all FAA and IEP protocols to maintain the company’s excellent record of safety and airworthiness.” Kenna will serve as chairman of JFI’s Internal Evaluation Review Board.
Kenna was most recently president of Elsinore Aircraft Services and Martin Aviation. Previous to that he was with Signature Flight Support as regional vice president in charge of Detroit, Cleveland, Corpus Christi, Tx, Anchorage and Columbus, Ga. At the start of his aviation career, he worked for Northwest Airlines at six locations, the last as the district manager in Alaska.
JetFlite is headquartered in Long Beach and also has an operating base at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY as well as satellite bases in Moscow, Russia, Orange County Airport and Van Nuys Airport in California, and Dallas Addison Airport. For additional information about JetFlite International’s charter services or to request a charter quote, call 1-800-JFIJETS or 1-800-534-5387. Visit the corporate website at www.jfijets.com.