CHICAGO, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- UAL Corporation (Nasdaq: UAUA), the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, today announced that Tracy M. Elving has been named vice president - Base Maintenance for United Services. Joining United from General Electric, Elving will be responsible for engine, components and airframe maintenance for United's fleet, customer work at the San Francisco Base and oversight of all outsourced airframe maintenance worldwide.
"Tracy's experience and proven track record in developing continuous improvement initiatives and her experience with supply chain will be a great complement to our current team," says Bill Norman, senior vice president - United Services. "We are thrilled to have her join our team as we focus on providing the highest quality maintenance service to United and our customers."
Elving brings more than 20 years experience in aviation engineering and manufacturing to United. Most recently, Elving served as the vice president, Lockheed Martin Account for General Electric, where she was responsible for all GE Aviation Systems products to Lockheed Martin and the development plans for all GE Aviation Systems product lines. Elving also held leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
"It is a very exciting time in the MRO business, and I look forward to working with the team to expand our continuous improvement efforts," Elving said.
Elving will assume her role on Jan. 7, 2008, and will report directly to Norman.
United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAUA) operates more than 3,300* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at http://www.united.com.
*Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007.
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