Mark Bianchi

SVP - Technical Operations

With 27 years of hands on experience in air carrier operations, line and base maintenance, fleet management, regulatory compliance and quality assurance, Mark joined Virgin America in April of 2011.

Before joining Virgin America, Mark served as Vice President/General Manager at MRO Standard Aero’s LAX facility.  Prior to that, Mark served as Executive and Senior Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance for NetJets from 2006-2010, where he oversaw a fleet of 425 aircraft and more than 500 employees. Mark began his career at NetJets in 2004 and while there led new efficiency efforts that resulted in improved maintenance durations and reliability.

Mark’s experience also spans an 18-year tenure at US Airways, where he held positions in maintenance control, fleet management, line and base maintenance and ultimately served as Senior Manager/Director of Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance for US Airways and US Airways Express. In this position, Mark also served as the company's Federal Aviation Administration liaison on maintenance regulatory issues.

Mark began his career in aviation on the front line as a mechanic and lead mechanic for Butler Aviation, Midway Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from the College of Aeronautics in New York and is a licensed A & P mechanic and General Electric Six Sigma Green belt.