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Blink makes important new operation hires - three new appointments as Europe's first air taxi service scales up
January 26, 2009: Blink, Europe's first air taxi service, has made three operational appointments as it continues to build the finest operations team in business aviation. The hires represent another key milestone for Blink as it takes advantage of its pioneering market position as the first European air taxi operator. Through its unique operating model Blink delivers the benefits of a business jet at a price competitive with commercial airlines. The three appointments are: · Martin Bird - Quality Manager · Stephen Pickering - Ground Operations Manager · Julia Tsiros - Flight Services Manager Stephen Pickering is an important part of our Flight Services Team. He is responsible for the safe operation of our fleet including punctuality, fleet efficiency, and all other aspects of Blink's pan-European ground operations. Stephen joins Blink after over 20 years with British Airways (BA) where he was the operations manager responsible for BA's entire fleet.

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As Flight Services Manager, Julia Tsiros will lead the customer services function within the Flight Services Team. She will ensure that Blink's customers receive the Fully updated 2009/10 highest levels of service throughout their interaction with Blink. Julia joins Blink editions for Europe and Asia after a successful career at Skyjet International where she was responsible for Pacific now available. managing Skyjet's extensive customer experience. Martin Bird is responsible for Blink's quality policy which ensures that Blink is compliant with its own and all regulatory safety and statutory requirements. He also ensures that Blink's high standards of safety and service are guaranteed. Martin brings exceptional civil and military experience to Blink where he will play a crucial role in building its AOC. Cameron Ogden, co-founder and managing director of Blink said: "Operational excellence is at the heart of everything Blink does. By bringing Martin, Stephen and Julia on board we benefit from a wide range of exceptional aviation experience that will be critical in delivering a perfect Blink experience every time." Peter Leiman, co-founder and managing director of Blink said: "These are exciting times at Blink. We have just taken delivery of three more Blink jets and we have the grown the operations team. The new management team additions ensure that Blink will continue to deliver unrivalled levels of customer service and safety as we continue our rapid expansion."
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