Congratulations to Ronald Davis, who has been named the new Manager of Inflight Standards and Compliance. The Inflight department, which includes all of our Flight Attendants, is hugely focused on the role that our Flight Attendants play in the safety of our passengers, as well as on the customer experience.
Ron will be responsible for the standardization of Inflight policy across operational departments, as well as for the management of Inflight’s Safety Management System, or SMS. SMS is a widely-used program in aviation that promotes a top down and bottom up approach to safety awareness. SMS advocates that safety isn’t just the responsibility of management or front line employees, but that every single team member, from pilots and flight attendants to mechanics and office support staff, can play an important role in the safety of an airline. Safety is always our number one priority, and we take our SMS program very seriously.
With nearly three decades of aviation experience, including an extensive Inflight background, Ron brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He began his aviation career in 1988 as a Saint Louis-based Flight Attendant with Trans World Airlines (TWA). He held numerous positions within TWA’s Inflight department, and also worked at TWA’s corporate headquarters in its International Pricing/Tariffs, Advertising and Marketing division. Ron joined our team as a Flight Attendant in 2002 and went on hold various positions in our Inflight Training department.
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