Virgin America Appoints SVP of Technical Operations
Mr Bianchi has more than 27 years of hands on experience in air carrier operations, line and base maintenance, fleet management, regulatory compliance and quality assurance.
Mr Bianchi most recently served as vice president/general manager at MRO Standard Aero's Los Angeles International Airport facility. Prior to that, he served as executive and senior vice president of Aircraft Maintenance for NetJets from 2006-2010, where he oversaw a fleet of 425 aircraft and more than 500 employees.
Mr Bianchi first joined NetJets in 2004, and during his time there led new efficiency efforts that resulted in improved maintenance durations and reliability.
Mr Bianchi's experience also spans an 18-year tenure at US Airways, where he held positions in maintenance control, fleet management and line and base maintenance. Mr Bianchi has ultimately served as senior manager/director of regulatory compliance and quality assurance for US Airways and US Airways Express.
In this position, Mr Bianchi also served as the company's Federal Aviation Administration liaison on maintenance regulatory issues.He began his career in aviation on the front line as a mechanic and lead mechanic for Butler Aviation, Midway Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.
Virgin America is a US owned, controlled and operated airline. In January 2011, the airline ordered 60 new Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery starting in 2013, including 30 of the A320neo aircraft - the first commercial order for the new eco-efficient engine option.
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