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Business roundup: 10-29-17

October 29, 2017 - 12:05am

Island Air promotes pair

Island Air has promoted Capt. Steven Longdon to director of flight operations. Longdon, who has 18 years of experience in the aviation industry, joined Island Air in November 2016 as a captain. He was among the airline’s pilots who trained on and operated Island Air’s new fleet of DHC 8 Q400 aircraft.

Island Air also appointed Denise Blas-Phillips as director of human resources. She will serve as a business partner to senior leadership overseeing the people functions of the company, focusing on workforce culture, recruiting, staffing and personnel development and training, as the company continues to expand its services with its new fleet of DHC 8 Q400 aircraft.

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