Paul Chase, Chief Executive Officer, joined the Ameriflight team in 2018, bringing an extensive background in aviation that includes a unique blend of airline operations, logistics experience, and business management. Paul is a results-oriented executive known for successfully managing airline operations with a focus on safety, continuous improvement, and employee engagement. He’s highly regarded for delivering best in class aircraft reliability, on-time performance, and customer experience.
Before joining Ameriflight, Paul served Amazon as their Senior Manager of Aviation Operations. Notably, he was a key leader in Amazon Air’s launch team and created Amazon’s first-ever aviation operations department supporting air carrier management, network control, technical operations, and aircraft acquisition strategy. Paul also worked at Southern Air for nearly 10 years where he held leadership positions such as Director, Vice President, and ultimately COO. While there, he led Flight Operations, Ground Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, System Operations, Safety, Human Resources, and Finance. Paul’s significant accomplishments also include establishing global 777-200F freighter service in support of DHL and leading Southern Air’s 737-400 aircraft certification team.
“It’s an honor to join such a storied, industry-leading company,” said Paul. “As I have gotten to know the team, it has become very clear to me that Ameriflight is deeply passionate about Delivering More Than Cargo day in and day out on every level. As CEO, my intention is to grow Ameriflight through innovative solutions for our customers while ensuring safety stays at the top of everyone’s mind. I’m a strong believer in creating a positive employee experience. Taking care of our employees will in turn take care of our customers.”