Alaska Airlines names Donald Wright VP Maintenance and Engineering

Donald Wright

Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected aviation veteran Donald Wright Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, effective August 23, 2021. Wright will assume the role formerly held by Constance von Muehlen who was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 3. In his new role, Wright will lead 1,346 employees, including the technical operations team, and oversee the safety, compliance and operational performance of the airline’s mainline Boeing and Airbus fleet.

Wright is joining the company after recently retiring from United Airlines, where he served as vice president of maintenance operations, responsible for more than 6,500 line maintenance employees at 45 stations as well as third-party aircraft maintenance vendors globally. 

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