Bangalore: Air Deccan, India's fastest growing and largest low cost carrier has appointed Nick White as deputy chief operating officer (technical). Nick White comes with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry.
White began his career with Britannia Airways, a UK-based airline in 1975 as an engineer and went on to become the engineering and maintenance director for the same airline. After Britannia Airways was re-branded as Thomsonfly, a low cost carrier a few years back, White was the key figure in the re-organization of the airline from a full service carrier to a low cost model. He was responsible for engineering and maintenance of their entire fleet operating from 25 airports in UK to 86 overseas destinations and his last appointment with Thomsonfly was director, operations.
Having acquired an extensive management background in maintenance and technical operations, he also has experience in supply chain management, logistics and purchasing. In his current position he would be responsible for maintaining fleet reliability, managing aircraft performance and supervising flight operations. He will assume responsibility for the direct management and administration of all aircraft maintenance activities.
Capt GR Gopinath, executive chairman, Air Deccan said, "Air Deccan over the years has grown to be a large airline with the largest route network and extensive connectivity. The key to this sustained growth is engineering which is the backbone of the airline. To administer this extensive network and fleet we were looking for someone with sound domain knowledge and expertise in the commercial air transport sector and strong leadership abilities to manage large numbers of people. Nick White, who has himself risen through the ranks and acquired extensive experience in the field of aircraft maintenance at Britannia Airways, a well established and reputed airline fits our needs perfectly."
Nick White, Deputy COO -Technical, Air Deccan said, "Working for an airline is undoubtedly one of the most challenging of jobs. My drive for service delivery is as strong as ever and I passionately believe in delivering on the promise we make our customers. We will work as one team with one vision always considering the impact that our decisions have on service delivery and ultimately its impact on our customers departing on time. I look forward to being a part of the Air Deccan dream of enabling every Indian to fly."