American Airlines strengthens integrated operations leadership team

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American Airlines has announced that Kevin Brickner (pictured below) who currently serves as vice president of safety and operations integration as well as the airline’s certificated director of safety has been promoted to senior vice president of technical operations.

He takes over the role from David Seymour, who was named senior vice president of integrated operations in 2016.

Brickner will be responsible for overseeing line and base maintenance; engineering, planning and production support for airframes, engines and components; and aircraft supply chain operations, among many other responsibilities.

American has also promoted Capt. Ron Thomas to vice president of safety to assume Brickner’s previous position. He will be responsible for driving the airline’s safety strategy as well as overseeing safety and regulatory compliance programs throughout the airline and the airline’s environmental sustainability program.