Travis Brassington named Vice-President, Group Safety


By WestJet | August 2, 2023

WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Travis Brassington to the role of Vice-President, Group Safety.  With more than ten years’ experience working across various flight operation functions at the WestJet Group, Brassington will join WestJet’s operational leadership team effective immediately. 

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“I am thrilled to welcome Travis to the operational leadership team at such a dynamic time in aviation,” says The WestJet Group Chief Operations Officer, Diederik Pen. “At WestJet, safety is at the forefront of every decision we make, and we are proud to continuously put Safety Above All. Travis’ commitment to safety and decades of experience as a pilot makes him the ideal person to lead our Safety Above All mandate and I look forward to leaning on his expertise in this area.”

Brassington joined WestJet in 2011 after more than 20 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a senior officer and CF-18 fighter pilot. He is a Calgary-based Captain on the 737 and has been instrumental in WestJet’s recruitment efforts as a member of the Pilot Selection Team since 2014, most recently as Pilot Hiring Manager. Additionally, Brassington also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Fredericton. 

“Safety has been at the core of everything I’ve done since the moment I joined WestJet,” says Brassington. “I am deeply humbled by this opportunity and will continue to lead with the highest standards of safety for WestJetters and our guests. WestJet has always been an industry leader in safety, and I plan to continue this legacy during my tenure.” 






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