Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Air, Inc.
Jim Forbes became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Air, Inc. in October 2016. He is responsible for all aspects of the cargo airline’s operations, including safety, flight operations, systems and technical operations, fleet network, information technology and maintenance.
Before joining Southern, Mr. Forbes spent 19 years with Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiaries, most recently as Div. Sr. VP Operations, System Performance and Quality at Polar Air Cargo Worldwide (PACW). In this position, Mr. Forbes was responsible for all day-to-day station operations at the Company’s subsidiary PACW, our Road Feeder Network, service delivery and quality, as well as contract and administration for all properties, facilities and services. Previously, Mr. Forbes was the Senior Director of Ground Operations for Atlas, managing all phases of ground operations and customer service.
Mr. Forbes joined Atlas in 1997 with extensive airline experience in operations, sales and customer service. He was Director of US Airways’ hub in Philadelphia, where he managed an operation of 250 flights a day and a staff of just over 2,000 employees. During his 19-year career, he held several other positions including regional cargo sales manager and station manager at various locations in the US Airways system.
Mr. Forbes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.