Honolulu, HI (February 21, 2013) - Aloha Air Cargo, www.AlohaAirCargo.com, Hawaii's largest and preferred air freight carrier, announced today the appointment of Captain John Floyd as Director of Safety. Floyd brings a wealth of aviation experience, having been a pilot for the company's predecessor, Aloha Airlines, for over 22 years.
As Director of Safety, Floyd will focus on the implementation of company-wide safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. His key responsibilities include developing programs for work site safety practices, oversight of facilities to detect and minimize potential accident and health hazards, and the maintenance of FAA Safety Management Systems (SMS) at Aloha.
"'Safety starts with me' is not just a company slogan, but a conviction we instill in our entire ohana of employees," said Pat Rosa, chief operating officer at Aloha Air Cargo. "I am confident through our shared commitment; John will assist in providing the leadership necessary that will continue to empower our employees, while taking pride in supporting the highest safety standards, and continue reinforcing a strong safety culture at Aloha Air Cargo."
Prior to joining Aloha's upper management team, Floyd was employed by Island Air as manager of pilot and dispatcher training where he was responsible for curriculum development, and the maintenance of flight operations, crew operating, and training manuals. Most recently he was a flight operations B737 ground instructor for Aloha Air Cargo.
Floyd holds a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. When time permits, he enjoys painting professionally - producing Hawaii fine art, primarily seascapes and landscapes in oil medium.
About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo, www.AlohaAirCargo.com, delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii.
Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.