U.S.: New Amtrak CEO’s record on safety called into question

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; March 4, 2020

On Monday, RT&S reported that Amtrak has hired William J. Flynn to be its next CEO and president. Flynn is presently the CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, which operates cargo aircraft and charters. There is concern in some quarters that the management team Flynn leads at Atlas Air has not made safety a top priority in its operation.

Flight 3591, an Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane, on approach to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport in February 2019, crashed, killing the two pilots and a pilot from another airline who was in the jumpseat. The plane was operating under contract with Amazon.

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