April 9 - 11, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

John Kelly

VP Technical Operations


Mr. John Kelly is an aviation executive with over 30 years of demonstrated experience optimizing cost and operational performance. He has held key leadership roles at several of the major North American carriers, such as US Airways, ATA Airlines, Northwest Airlines and United Airlines, and has a track record of improving operations and reducing costs.

John is currently the Vice President of Technical Operations for WestJet Airlines. There he is responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and engineering functions for the airlines 120+ aircraft, including heavy, line (domestic & int’l), engine, outsourced, and GSE maintenance. In addition, he holds the regulatory post as the Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM).

Prior to joining WestJet, he was a Vice President at Oliver Wyman, where he managed a wide variety of aviation/aerospace projects including strategic sourcing, restructuring, business development and MRO benchmarking and market analysis.


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