Horizon Air Names Carl Allen Managing Director of Technical Services in Maintenance

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:02am EST

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SEATTLE,  Feb. 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  Carl Allen  has been named managing
director of technical services for Horizon Air, sister airline of Alaska
Airlines. Allen takes responsibility for the carrier's core engineering,
technical service and fleet propulsion engineering, as well as its technical
publications, maintenance and reliability programs.  He is based at Horizon
Air's Operations Center in  Portland, Ore.

Allen is an industry veteran, having served 12 years at Alaska Airlines as well
as at American Airlines and U.S-based aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney,
prior to joining Horizon. He most recently served as director of flight
operations engineering for Alaska Airlines, overseeing aircraft performance,
training support and fuel conservation, among other engineering

"Carl brings a solid, cross-divisional background in aviation engineering and
collaborative leadership," said  Yvonne Daverin, Horizon Air vice president of
maintenance and engineering. "He's also a lifelong learner and adds a breadth of
knowledge to the job from his education and work history in the industry."

Allen holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in aeronautics from the 
University of Michigan  and  Purdue University, respectively, as well as an MBA
in technology and innovation management from  Pacific Lutheran University  in 

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its
partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in 
Alaska, the Lower 48,  Hawaii,  Canada  and  Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM) for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit  www.alaskaair.com.
For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at 

SOURCE  Horizon Air

Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101

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