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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Virgin America Appoints New COO

Virgin America announced the appointment of Steve Forte as its new chief operating officer Wednesday, the company's first ever COO. Forte will oversee flight operations, aircraft maintenance, safety and guest services.

Forte joints Virgin America after serving as CEO of platform-based aviation software services company iJet Onboard. He has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, beginning as a pilot and eventually becoming a senior executive at United Airlines.

"We're extremely pleased to bring aboard someone with Steve's impressive depth of operational experience," said David Cush, Virgin America's president and CEO. "He brings both a wealth of technical skills and a breadth of aviation management experience that will further strengthen the operating excellence of Virgin America."

Forte will begin his new position in April. More

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