HONOLULU, June 17, 2002 -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., announced today that Robert E. Glasgow has been named vice president - flight operations. Glasgow starts on June 27, concurrent with the retirement of his predecessor, Capt. Rolland “Ron” Lawrence, after 36 years with the company.
Glasgow is an aviation industry veteran with an extensive background in managing flight crews and developing information systems to increase efficiency in flight operations.
At Hawaiian, he will be responsible for overseeing pilot administrative duties and activities, crew scheduling, pilot flight training and standards, domicile arrangements, and system operations control.
Glasgow is presently working for Hawaiian as an independent consultant. He was retained in April 2001 to enhance the company's flight crew scheduling, planning, and payroll operations. Hawaiian subsequently assigned him with the responsibility of facilitating the development of a new System Operations Control Center at the company's headquarters, which opened on June 1, 2002.
“Bob is a welcomed addition to the team and has already made a significant contribution to increasing Hawaiian's operational effectiveness. We're pleased to have him leading our efforts to improve the communications and coordination program for our flight crews,” said John W. Adams, chairman, chief executive officer, and president.
Prior to starting his consultancy business, Glasgow logged more than 30 years at Delta Airlines, Western Airlines, and Continental Airlines, concentrating primarily on increasing organizational efficiency in flight crew operations. Among his major accomplishments was developing a centralized support system for Delta Airlines to improve productivity in the planning and scheduling of its 9,000 pilots and 18,000 flight attendants. It resulted in annual savings of more than $20 million in crew costs.
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