The Board of Hans Airways, the UK’s new long-haul airline planning regular scheduled flights from Birmingham to India, has promoted Nathan Burkitt to Chief Operating Officer. Burkitt has worked with the start up since December 2019, supporting CEO Satnam Saini, selecting and overseeing pilot and cabin crew recruitment and training in his original role as Director of Flight Operations and Crew Training. He joined Hans Airways from Virgin Australia, where he was Manager, Flight Standards, overseeing flight operations training and standards.
Burkitt brings 17 years’ senior operational experience to the airline with a diverse, international flying career which started with ATR turboprops and Avro RJ100s at CityFlyer Express, Gatwick. He moved to Britannia Airways on the Boeing B757/B767 for 14 years, followed by Thomson/TUI and LCC ThomsonFly, becoming Head of Training (TRTO) and Training Manager, before joining Virgin Atlantic as Training Standards Manager. Here he was first introduced to the Airbus A330, the aircraft type Hans Airways has selected. Following Virgin Atlantic, Burkitt worked for Fastjet as Head of Flight Operations and Training (Group) , Wow Air in Iceland and Norwegian UK as Chief Pilot and Deputy Head of Training.Email Post to a Friend