Here are five things to know about Redcay's experience; the Atlantic Aviation emissions reduction strategy; along with sustainability challenges in the aerospace market.
1. Business Focus: Atlantic Aviation, based in Plano Texas, was founded in 1927. The company offers aircraft ground handling and flight hospitality services, including fueling and line services, hangar and ramp storage, modern executive terminals for passengers and crews, and more.
Achieving net zero carbon emissions (Scope 1 & 2);
empowering customers' sustainability goals (Scope 3); and
investing in the future of aviation -- including an energy transition.
We don't know if Atlantic Aviation has actually announced a net-zero deadline goal. But the company has announced some incremental milestones. They include offering Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) -- which is "made from 100% renewable, sustainably-sourced materials," the company said. Key areas offering the fuel include:
Atlantic Aviation today announces the appointment of John Redcay as Chief Commercial & Sustainability Officer. Redcay succeeds Brian Corbett who previously decided to transition out of Atlantic Aviation at the end of the year.
3. John Redcay's Role and Experience: Redcay oversees all sales, marketing, revenue management, customer experience, loyalty, and sustainability functions. He previously was chief commercial officer of JSX. Earlier, he held senior commercial leadership positions at Signature Aviation, Hertz Global Holdings and Expedia. While at Hertz Global Holdings, Redcay worked with Atlantic Aviation CEO Jeff Foland.
4. Executive Perspectives: In a prepared statement about hiring Redcay, Atlantic Aviation CEO Jeff Foland said: "John is a performance-driven, seasoned executive with demonstrated success leading the commercial strategies of companies in the travel and transportation space. I'm pleased that John has decided to join the Atlantic Aviation team to help optimize our many current and untapped commercial opportunities while delivering products that our customers find exceptional. I was fortunate to work with John at Hertz Global Holdings and know he will be a terrific fit with our culture and values."
Added Redcay: “I am excited to join the Atlantic Aviation team to help support the growth of the premier network of fixed-base operations in North America. I look forward to leveraging my experience to develop and execute comprehensive commercial and sustainability strategies to best position Atlantic for future growth.”
Aerospace Chief Sustainability Officers: Why Technology Partners Should Care
By 2027, 25% of Global 2000 companies will have assigned a chief sustainability officer (CSO) responsible for meeting their organization’s ESG goals and making ESG-related IT purchasing decisions, according to IDC.
The bottom line: Technology partners need to extend their sales, marketing, engagement and support strategies to successfully fulfill those CSO needs, Sustainable Tech Partner believes.