Fighter pilot turned airline captain Glenn Bradley has been appointed the CAA’s new head of flight operations.
Bradley will be responsible for oversight of the CAA’s commercial and non-commercial aircraft operations, training organisations and special operations.
He will also work to maintain the UK’s aviation safety record, and contribute to efforts to improve operations for all airspace users.
Bradley joined the RAF in the 1980s and flew the force’s iconic Tornado in Iraq in 1987.
He later moved into commercial aviation, flying Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft, clocking up more than 9,000 hours commercial flying time.
At GB Airways, he transitioned into flight management, which he continued at easyJet following its acquisition of GB.
In 2017, he joined the CAA has flight operations manager before his appointment as head of flight operations.
Rob Bishton, CAA group director of safety and airspace, said: “Glenn has worked with us since 2017 and we are delighted to announce his new position as head of flight operations.
“His work will be extremely important throughout the UK’s exit from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, a transition that will bring both opportunities and challenges.
“He has done an excellent job since his arrival at the CAA, and I know he will continue to deliver for the UK’s aviation sector in the years ahead.”