CAA appoints former Royal Air Force pilot as new head of flight operations

Glenn Bradley CAA

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the appointment of Glenn Bradley as its new head of flight operations.

Bradley brings three decades of aviation experience to the role, having worked as a pilot and in aviation management.

He will be responsible for will be responsible for the oversight of both commercial and non-commercial aircraft operations, approved training organisations, and special operations across the UK.

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His role will include maintaining the UK’s excellent aviation safety record and making improvements for all airspace users.

Bradley’s work in aviation began when he joined the Royal Air Force in 1987, flying the iconic Tornado aircraft, and flying in operational theatres of Northern and Southern Iraq.

He then turned his skills as a pilot to commercial aviation, flying both the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families for GB Airways. He has more than 9,000 hours of commercial flying time.

He transitioned into flight management at GB Airways and then transferred to easyJet following its acquisition of the airline.

Bradley then moved to the CAA in 2017 as a flight operations manager before being promoted to his new role.

Rob Bishton, group director of safety and airspace at the CAA, 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 and I know he will continue to deliver for the UK’s aviation sector in the years ahead.”

Commenting on his appointment, Glenn Bradley said: “I am thrilled to have taken on this role at such an important time for the UK and its aviation sector. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues across both commercial and general aviation to maintain our position as one of the safest aviation communities in the world.”

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