Horizon Air names Nathan Engel as vice president of maintenance and engineering

Nathan Engel, Horizon Air, vice president of maintenance and engineering

The boards of directors of Horizon Air has announced  the promotion of Nathan Engel as vice president of maintenance and engineering.

In this role, he will manage the long-term strategy and financial performance of Horizon’s maintenance & engineering workgroup, leading a team of over 300 industry professionals who are deeply committed to the airline’s culture of safety.

Among his responsibilities are line maintenance operations, airframe/component/engine maintenance, quality assurance, maintenance planning, engineering and reliability, fleet projects, and stores and distribution.

Engel steps into this role from a multi-decade career in maintenance and engineering leadership, with deep experience at Alaska and Horizon and broader experience from other companies.

Jason Berry, Horizon Air President said: “Nathan’s extensive background and expertise in commercial aviation maintenance and relentless focus on maintenance’s critical role in ensuring safety and reliability will be pivotal in this role.

“In addition, he is a people leader, focused on driving performance and collaboration, which makes him a valued addition to our Horizon Air leadership team.”