April 5, 2012

JetBlue Names Captain Craig Hoskins Vice President of Safety

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Craig Hoskins to the position of Vice President of Safety, effective immediately. In his role as Chief Safety Officer, Capt. Hoskins will be responsible for maintaining our culture of safety and mitigating risk in operations.  Capt. Hoskins will report to our Chief Administrative Officer James Hnat.

Capt. Hoskins currently serves as our Director of Flight Safety, overseeing all Voluntary Flight Safety Programs including the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program, Line Observation Safety Audit (LOSA) Program, the Inflight Safety Program and the Safety Investigations Team.  He joined JetBlue in 2003 as a First Officer on the Airbus 320, after two years as a pilot with Northwest Airlines. He held roles of increasing responsibility in the company’s Safety and Flight Operations departments, including System Chief Pilot.

On a national level, Capt. Hoskins serves as the Airlines For America (A4A) Flight Safety Committee’s Vice Chair and is a member of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Issue Analysis Team.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officer Course, University of Southern California Aviation Safety Certificate Program, NASA-Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Course and holds a M.S. Degree in Training and Leadership.

He succeeds Steve Predmore, who retired from JetBlue effective April 2. Mr. Predmore served as our Vice President of Safety and Chief Safety Officer since 2001.

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