ExpressJet Airlines appoints Hiwot Taddesse FAR 119 Chief Operating Officer

RENO, Nev. – ExpressJet Airlines has appointed Hiwot Taddesse as Director of Operations for Federal Aviation Rule (FAR) 119.

Hiwot Taddesse appointed Director of Operations for ExpressJet Airlines’ Federal Aviation Rule (FAR) 119

In this role, Taddesse is responsible for overseeing ExpressJet’s flight operations, in-flight operations, operational support center, crew planning and training, FAA regulatory compliance coordination and collaboration with related associations. She previously served as chief pilot of the FAR 119 system for ExpressJet.

Taddesse has progressed, during her 16-year career with the company, through a variety of positions ranging from pilot to crew resource management facilitator, captain, flight operations supervisor, chief pilot line operations assistant and manager.

“Hiwot has been an asset with her contributions to our business over the past 16 years, and we believe she will help guide the success of our operations throughout ExpressJet’s continued journey,” said John Greenlee, CEO Acting ExpressJet.

Taddesse is a United States Navy veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

ExpressJet’s leisure brand, aha!, launched last fall and now serves 10 destinations with direct flights from its hub at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines operates Embraer ERJ145 regional jet aircraft and has over 40 years of experience as a regional airline. ExpressJet operates its aha! leisure brand, which offers travelers in small communities convenient, short, non-stop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The company is expanding its service with specialized charter flights and future additional routes. ExpressJet is majority owned by KAir Enterprises, with United Airlines holding a minority stake.

About haha!
ah! is a leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines. ah! seeks to provide travelers from small communities, many of whom have seen reduced air service over the past decade due to airline mergers, convenient, short, non-stop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno- Lake Tahoe. In addition to offering non-stop flights at great prices, aha! will soon be partnering with resorts, casinos and attractions to “bundle” value-priced vacation packages.

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