Amerijet International Airlines announced the promotion of Craig Bentley to the chief operating officer. Bentley will be responsible for Amerijet’s flight, technical and ground operations.
Bentley joined Amerijet in July 2021 as vice president of flight operations, where he led the flight training department, loadmaster group, operational control center, chief pilots’ office and managed the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulatory process, crew scheduling, and flight acquisition preparation.
“Craig’s vision and collaborative approach to operations will support and align with the needs of our employees, customers, and growth initiatives. We are happy to have him in this crucial role and believe that his demonstrated ability to execute efficient strategies, build relationships and provide key leadership and training resources will contribute to Amerijet’s success,” said CEO Tim Strauss.
Bentley has more than 25 years of airline operational experience. Before joining Amerijet, he served as a line captain, director of safety, and senior vice president of operations at Cape Air/ Nantucket Airlines.
“I look forward to seeing the continued growth of our Flight Operations Department, and I am thrilled to work with additional employee groups and learn how we can effectively work together to improve our operations, safety, compliance, and cost-effectiveness,” said Bentley.