Regional Airline Association Adds Experienced Leaders to Inflight Group

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Inflight Committee elected Hillarie Van Zanten, American Eagle-Regional Managing Director, and Amy Chiappe, Director of Cabin Services at Republic Airways Group, as co-chairs of RAA’s Inflight Committee. Ms. Van Zanten and Ms. Chiappe join longtime co-chair Sonya Wolford, Vice President Inflight at SkyWest Airlines who has led the group since its inception in March 2001.

“The scope of the issues the committee discusses ranges from FAA regulations and safety procedures, to employee and labor relations issues, to the industry’s best flight attendant training practices,” said RAA Vice President Scott Foose. “The work of this group is very important because the participants represent cabin safety professionals who are responsible for safety of passengers flying to communities in every corner of the continent from Eastern Canada to Central America to the Alaskan Peninsula.”

Founded in 1975, the Regional Airline Association (RAA) represents regional airlines before legislative and regulatory agencies, and also provides a wide array of technical, educational, and promotional support to regional airlines and their supply company partners. RAA’s 40 member airlines operate one half of all US scheduled passenger flights and carry more than one in five domestic passengers. RAA members serve more than 600 U.S. airports, and some 70 percent of those airports depend on regional airlines, exclusively, for their only source of scheduled air service.