The trade and lobby group for American Airlines -- Airlines for America (A4A), has named a new SVP for Safety, Security and Operations. Capt. Billy Nolen has 26 years of commercial and military airline experience, most recently as American Airlines’ Managing Director of Corporate Safety and Regulatory Affairs.

In his new role, "Nolen will work with A4A members to advise, evaluate and set standards and procedures that maximize safety and customer service and improve efficiency," reported TravelPulse

Prior to joining A4A, Nolen held a number of safety-related positions with American Airlines, including managing American’s Operations Aviation Safety Action Partnership program and acting as Senior Manager of Flight Safety. He has been an active pilot at American since 1989 and is currently a Captain on the B757/767, reported TravelPulse