NetJets Tweaks Flight Operations Department
NetJets announced changes to its flight operations shop. Senior Vice President of Flight Operations Dave MacGhee, Maj. General U.S. Air Force (Ret.), who has joined the company to assume the position, will take over the company's flight ops. Among other challenges MacGhee will face are preparations for FAR 91K/FAR 135 operations. MacGhee is a former U.S. Air Force command pilot with 3,700 hours in more than 20 types of high-performance aircraft. Gary Hart will also join NetJets as Vice President of Flight Operations/Director of Operations. According to NetJets, Hart was a key participant in the FAA's recent rulemaking effort to draft the new FAR Part 91K fractional rules under which NetJets will begin operating early next year. The company said all of its chief pilots will report to Hart. NetJets President Bill Boisture noted, "The past organizational structure has served us well; however, as we continue to add aircraft types and move toward a FAR 91K/135 operation, we are making these changes to ensure a professionally managed approach to our most important job."