John Dixon was named Vice President Crew Planning in 2018, where he is responsible for the hiring, assignment and scheduling of our pilots and flight attendants. In this role, he oversees Pilot Recruiting, Flight Simulator Planning & Scheduling and Crew Scheduling. John formerly served as Managing Director of Crew Resources and Director Maintenance Safety and Compliance.
With more than 17 years in the U.S. Army, National Guard and Reserves, John obtained his pilot’s license in 1985 and served as a pilot, instructor and warrant officer during his service. He joined American Eagle Airlines in 1989 as a Fleet Service Clerk in Philadelphia. He later moved to Dallas/Fort Worth as a Pilot Ground Instructor, followed by a number of management positions within the airline’s Flight Department.
John became a First Officer for American Eagle in 1998. His experience and insights as a pilot and instructor were called on throughout his 25-year career with the carrier, as he handled a number of roles in recruiting, purchasing, regulatory affairs and flight administration.