Keith Thompson is a highly capable and accomplished Executive Manager with over 35 years in a variety of senior management, regulatory, operational and training roles within the aviation industry in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining the Aviator Group as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Keith was Manager Fleet Transition at Tigerair, responsible for the B737 fleet transition program in addition to other senior managerial roles as Director Safety Systems, Manager Flight Standards & Quality, and Airworthiness Manager. Keith spent 5 years as Regional Manager Eastern Region within the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
As a professional aircraft pilot, he has logged over 12,000 hours domestic and international flying. With 11 years in Emirates Airline, Keith’s invaluable experience encompasses flight operations, flight standards and training roles on wide-body aircraft including the A330, A340 and B777. Keith holds a Bachelor of Aviation Management (B.Av) and Senior Executive MBA.