Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced that Lillian A. Dukes has been appointed Senior Vice President, Technical Operations.
Ms. Dukes will lead the company’s Technical Operations, overseeing all maintenance and engineering activities at the Company, and report to James A. Forbes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She will have responsibility for management of the total technical operations function, ensuring the establishment and control of safety, technical, and airworthiness standards for the aircraft fleet and the related maintenance of test equipment and facilities.
“Lillian is committed to Atlas Air Worldwide’s culture of safety, efficiency and reliability,” Mr. Forbes said. “As we continue to grow and expand our business globally with our exceptional team, we look forward to Lillian’s leadership in technical operations as we focus on delivering high-quality services for our customers.”
Ms. Dukes joins Atlas Air Worldwide with more than 25 years of technical operations and supply management experience in the aviation industry. Throughout her career, she has held a number of global operations leadership positions at a variety of companies, including American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Spirit AeroSystems, Beechcraft Corp., and General Electric. She has been recognized for improving start-up, turnaround, and mature manufacturing environments as well as implementing cost reduction and sustainable growth.
“I am excited to join Atlas Air Worldwide at this critical time and support the company’s dedication to safety, integrity, and excellence,” Ms. Dukes said. “As a leader in global airfreight, Atlas Air Worldwide’s outstanding team, efficient fleet, cost-saving operations, and superior customer service all contribute to a powerful foundation for continued growth and innovation.”