October 30, 2008

Air Wisconsin Names New Managing Director of Maintenance

Air Wisconsin Airlines has promoted Ed Baranowski to the position of managing director of maintenance, reporting directly to president and CEO, James Rankin.

In his new role as leader of the maintenance department, Mr Baranowski will assume responsibility for all decisions relevant to airworthiness, serviceability, and flight safety, and will serve as Air Wisconsin's primary maintenance liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory bodies.

Additionally, Mr Baranowski will be responsible for monitoring and measuring Air Wisconsin's operations to maximize cost effectiveness while ensuring operational reliability. He joined Air Wisconsin in 1984 as a line mechanic.

Mr Rankin said: "I am very excited to have Ed as a member of my direct team. Ed's leadership has been instrumental in moving our maintenance performance in the second half of 2008 to record setting levels."