Mr Soaper was most recently senior vice president of aircraft operations at Comair a Delta Connection Carrier. In this role he had operational and administrative oversight of Comair's flight operations, corporate safety, corporate security, systems operations, inflight resources, flight training, crewmember resource, customer service operations, planning and performance. He joined Comair in 1982.
Southern Air operates a fleet of 14 Boeing 747 and two new 777 freighter aircraft and is the first ACMI operator in the world to operate the new Boeing 777 Freighter.
Daniel McHugh, CEO of Southern Air, said: â€œMr Soaper comes to Southern Air with significant operation and aviation industry experience and a deep understanding of all aspects of flight operations, including extensive knowledge of safety and security regulations, procedures and programs and a strong understanding of labor management. We are confident he will be a strong addition to our team and will be invaluable as we continue growing the company and expanding our fleet.â€
Mr Soaper said: â€œI am thrilled to join Southern Air, one of the world's leading air cargo carriers. Southern Air has built a strong reputation as a leading ACMI operator, and I look forward to working closely with Dan and the entire management team as we continue to provide reliable, flexible air cargo solutions to our customers around the world.â€
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