HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of Brad Chun to senior director – engineering. In this role, Chun is responsible for leading the management and direction of the engineering department including service support and project planning for Hawaiian’s fleet.
“Brad’s extensive multidimensional engineering experience in airlines and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products makes him a tremendous asset for our team,” said Jim Landers, vice president – maintenance and engineering. “His proven record, leadership values and strategic skills align with our mission of maintaining the highest level of quality and performance.”
Chun joins Hawaiian Airlines from The Boeing Company, where he most recently served as manager – flight deck instrumentation/electronics, safety and airworthiness, and certification. While at Boeing, he also held management positions in widebody flight controls and mechanical/hydraulic systems and as an appointed Federal Aviation Administration designated engineering representative. Previously, Chun served as lead engineer at United Airlines and also spent three years as a commercial airline pilot. Chun has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry.
Chun holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Seattle University. He also completed master of business administration coursework at San Francisco State University and earned Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Villanova University in Philadelphia.
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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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