Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017
Sunrise Airways has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Richard M. Rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). A veteran of more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Mr. Rose has served in managerial, administrative, and consultative capacities with a wide range of airline concerns around the world, including Air Jamaica and IBC Airways in the Caribbean.
“The type of broad and aggressive expansion we have planned for elevating air travel throughout the Caribbean requires accomplished talent on a level possessed by Mr. Rose,” said Philippe Bayard, President of Sunrise Airways. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have him aboard.”
A licensed pilot with 7,000+ hours of flight experience, Mr. Rose spent the bulk of his career with Air Jamaica (1990–2001) primarily overseeing cargo operations and working in sales. His eight years at IBC Airways saw Mr. Rose progressively advance from station operations and passenger services positions to eventually being named Vice President, Passenger Services, a position he held from 2012-2014.
In his short time at Sunrise Airways, Mr. Rose has already overseen the diversification and expansion of the airline’s fleet, spearheading the introduction of its first-ever jet service aboard a new 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in January 2017.