Feb. 20, 2013
has been named managing director of technical services for Horizon Air, sister airline of Alaska Airlines. Allen takes responsibility for the carrier's core engineering, technical service and fleet propulsion engineering, as well as its technical publications, maintenance and reliability programs. He is based at Horizon Air's Operations Center in
Allen is an industry veteran, having served 12 years at Alaska Airlines as well as at American Airlines and U.S-based aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, prior to joining Horizon. He most recently served as director of flight operations engineering for Alaska Airlines, overseeing aircraft performance, training support and fuel conservation, among other engineering responsibilities.
"Carl brings a solid, cross-divisional background in aviation engineering and collaborative leadership," said
, Horizon Air vice president of maintenance and engineering. "He's also a lifelong learner and adds a breadth of knowledge to the job from his education and work history in the industry."
Allen holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in aeronautics from the
University of Michigan
, respectively, as well as an MBA in technology and innovation management from
Pacific Lutheran University
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in
, the Lower 48,
. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM) for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit
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