Era Corporation announced today that Russell Chew has been appointed to the companys Board of Directors. Mr. Chew brings over 20 years of air transportation leadership with a strong focus on strategic planning and operations.
Mr. Chew is the current President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of JetBlue Airways, where he leads the airlines strategic direction and operations. Prior to joining JetBlue, Mr. Chew was the COO of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), overseeing the FAAs research and acquisition programs and the U.S. air traffic management system. Mr. Chew also held various leadership positions with American Airlines, including the management of Strategic Operations Planning, which included the evaluation and implementation of new aircraft and ground technologies for airline fleet and operations planning. We are honored that Russ has accepted a position on our Board of Directors, said Dave Ellison, Eras President and CEO. Russs experience with strategic programs in both government and commercial sectors makes him uniquely positioned to provide valuable insight and guidance in support of Eras growth plans and strategic direction. Mr. Chews service to the industry has been substantial. He has served as the chair of the ATC Steering Committee for the Air Transport Association and Flight Operations Committee for the International Air Transport Association. Mr. Chew has spent a great deal of his career focused on new technologies and global air traffic management modernization programs. Our industry faces unprecedented growth, challenges and opportunities in the coming years. The value proposition of Jet Blue and the satisfaction of our customers are directly related to the safety and efficiency of the ATM system of today and tomorrow. Next-generation technologies from companies like Era are essential to modernizing the global air transportation system, said Mr. Chew. I am looking forward to working with Eras leadership team to help accelerate and advance ATM performance around the world through the use of their proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies. Era has also added some of the industrys best talent to its leadership team in recent days, with Tim Quilter, former Roke Manor Executive, and Dr. Werner Langhans, Austro Controls former Head of Technology, both joining the Era team.