James A. Elian, ATPL, MBA
Vice President, Operations
James Elian started with AirSprint in 2001 as a Pilatus PC-12 first officer and since then has held various positions including; Director of Flight Operations, Chief Pilot, Special Projects Manager, Flight Coordination Manager, Health & Safety Chairman and Training Captain. James has a diploma in aviation technology from Selkirk College, an MBA from the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business and is currently completing a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. James is responsible for leading AirSprint's Canadian and US Operations group which consists of Flight Operations, Maintenance and Flight Coordination. James also holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence and is qualified as Captain on the Citation XL/S jets.
Director, Flight Operations
Dave Robertson has a diploma in Aviation Management from Confederation College and has been flying commercially since 1977. He is rated on six jets, ranging from Citation 550 to Boeing 737, and a variety of turboprop aircraft. His flying experience encompasses North America, including Alaska and the Canadian Arctic, South America, the Caribbean and Europe. Dave joined AirSprint in 2008 and became the Director, Flight Operations in 2011. Prior to working at AirSprint, he has held various positions, including: Director, Flight Operations at a similarly sized company, Senior Northern Pilot, Training Captain on various turboprop and jet aircraft, Flight Department Administrator, Manager Aviation and Chief Pilot.
Director of Maintenance
Ken Turnbull is a graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and has been working in the aviation field since 1969. He has worked extensively in corporate aviation including: Director of Maintenance and Manager of Aviation. He has also worked for Transport Canada as an Aviation Safety Inspector. He joined Airsprint in 2008 as Quality Assurance Manager and became Director of Maintenance in 2011.
Director, Flight Coordination
Nicci Davis is a graduate of The York University Flight Dispatcher Program with two decades of global aviation experience having managed Flight Coordination Departments in Africa, Europe and North America.
Jaden J. Kushner, ATPL
Jaden Kushner was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and obtained his Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence in 1999 and his Airline Transport Pilot Licence in 2004. Jaden has extensive flying experience throughout North America, the Arctic and the Caribbean, including fire detection, wildlife and geographical surveying, on-demand charter and corporate operations. He joined AirSprint in 2006 and took over as chief pilot in 2008. He has also held the positions of Aviation Safety Officer and Chief Flight Instructor. Jaden is a qualified captain on the Citation XL/S at AirSprint.