Former RAF pilot appointed as CAA’s new head of flight operations

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Glenn Bradley, who has three decades of aviation experience, was selected by the regulator for the new role

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority appointed Glenn Bradley as its new head of flight operations. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing commercial and non-commercial aircraft functions, approved training organisations and special operations across the country.

The organisation says that maintaining the UK’s aviation safety record whilst making improvements for airspace users will also a priority for Bradley

Rob Bishton, director of safety and airspace at the CAA, believes the appointment was well deserved: “Glenn has worked with us since 2017 and we are delighted to announce his new position as head of flight operations. His work will be extremely important throughout the UK’s exit from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); a transition that will bring both opportunities and challenges.”

Bishton added: “He has done an excellent job since his arrival at the CAA, and I know he will continue to deliver for the UK’s aviation sector in the years ahead.”

With over 30 years of aviation experience, Glenn brings his knowledge on both military and commercial aircraft operations to the new position. In 1987, he joined the RAF where he was flying the Tornado aircraft in the operational theatres of Northern and Southern Iraq.

With more than 9,000 hours of commercial flying time, he was a pilot for both the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 whilst at GB Airways.

Glenn Bradley commented: “I am thrilled to have taken on this role at such an important time for the UK and its aviation sector. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues across both commercial and general aviation to maintain our position as one of the safest aviation communities in the world.”

As well as taking on the post, Bradley says he will continue pursuing his own interests as a general aviation pilot.