HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Angelia Keene to the position of director – ground & environmental safety. In this role, Keene is responsible for collecting safety data and analysis, identifying risk trends and overseeing development and implementation of various safety programs in compliance with federal and state requirements.
“Angelia has been working in aviation safety for her entire career,” says Pat Sakole, managing director – safety, security and compliance for Hawaiian Airlines. “Her expertise in leading high-level safety initiatives is extremely impressive and we look forward to strengthening our ever-growing team.”
Keene’s experience in aviation safety, maintenance and mechanics spans over 20 years. She joins Hawaiian Airlines from Aloha Air Cargo where she was the director of safety – ground and flight. Prior to that, she held positions with Hawaiʻi Island Air, Aloha Airlines and Molokai Lānaʻi Air Shuttle.
Keene holds an associate degree in Aeronautical Maintenance Technology from Honolulu Community College as well as airframe & power plant and commercial glider pilot certificates. She was also named the Hawaii Flight Standards District Office FAA Safety Representative of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
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Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.
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