Air India has announced the appointment of Henry Donohoe as head of safety, security and quality from November 7, 2022.
An Irish national, Donohoe started his career at Aer Lingus in 1978 and became its chief pilot before going on to head key departments including safety, quality, flight operations and engineering.
He then spent seven years with Emirates Airline in various safety roles, ultimately as divisional senior vice president flight operations and primary crisis director.
Most recently, Donohoe served as senior vice president safety, security, compliance & emergency response at Norwegian Air, where he was responsible for the integration of multiple AOCs and safety, security & compliance departments under a single entity, and initiated vital change management processes in the airline.
Donohoe has a long history on the international safety stage, serving with both the IATA Safety Committee and Flight Safety Foundation Board of Governance.
“Even as we pursue our Vihaan.AI ambitions, including the tripling of our fleet, safe and secure operations remain Air India’s number-one priority. We are therefore delighted to welcome someone of Henry’s experience and calibre to the Air India family, and look forward to his contribution to our safety, security and quality functions,” said Air India CEO and MD Campbell Wilson.
After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022.
Vihaan.AI is Air India’s transformational roadmap over five years with clear milestones. It will be focussing on dramatically growing both its network and fleet, developing a completely revamped customer proposition, improving reliability and on-time performance.
The airline will also be taking a leadership position in technology, sustainability, and innovation, while aggressively investing in the best industry talent.
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