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Southwest Airlines names vice president flight operations

Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines, a low-cost carrier, announced that Captain Craig Drew has been named vice president flight operations, effective June 2, 2014.
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Mr. Drew began his Southwest career in 1990 as a First Officer and was promoted to Captain in 1994. For the last seven years, he has served as the Chief Pilot of the Las Vegas Base.

His accomplishments include graduating from Southwest's Managers in Training Program, a course designed for high performers; serving as a Check Airman since 2007; and participating in the Company's Adopt-A-Pilot Community Relations program for the last 12 years.

Prior to joining Southwest, he served as the Director of Flight Standards at SkyWest Airlines and was an FAA Designated Examiner.

Mr. Drew holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a type rating in the 737. Drew earned a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science from California State University.

Additionally, after serving as Vice President Flight Operations for the past seven years, Captain Chuck Magill is taking on a new position at the carrier as Vice President Operational Coordination.



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