JetBlue Airways has announced the appointment of Steve Forte as Vice President, JetBlue University. Forte joins JetBlue this week and will be based in Orlando.
Forte most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations for Virgin America. Prior to Virgin America, Forte served as General Manager of GE PBN Services, a division of GE Aviation, and as President, CEO and COO of its predecessor, Naverus Corporation, a pioneer in performance-based navigation technologies for air traffic management.
A veteran of the commercial airline industry, Forte began his career at United Airlines where he served nearly three decades beginning as a line pilot and culminating in the role of Senior Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he earned both his undergraduate and MBA degrees.