Delta Private Jets Appoints Jeff Mihalic to President & Chief Executive Officer and Lee Gossett to Senior Vice President – Operations & Chief Operating Officer

ERLANGER, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Delta Private Jets has appointed industry veterans Jeff Mihalic as
President Chief Executive Officer and Lee Gossett as Senior Vice
President – Operations Chief Operating Officer, effective October 2018.

Mihalic replaces Gary Hammes, who has taken a new leadership role in
Delta Air Lines Technical Operations and is serving on the Board of
Directors for Delta Private Jets to allow for a smooth transition.

“Delta Private Jets is a thriving organization built on best industry
practices of taking care of our clients and our people better than
anyone else,” Mihalic said. “Since taking on this role, I have been
meeting with our employees and clients to understand their perspective
on our business so that we can deliver on our long-standing commitment
to superior luxury travel.”

Gossett said he is excited to work with Mihalic on the Delta Private
Jets leadership team.

“Our clients expect and deserve the best operational performance in the
business,” Gossett said. “I look forward to working closely with Jeff to
support our incredible team in building on our offering to drive
business growth for the long term.”

A 40-year aviation industry veteran, Mihalic brings a wealth of
leadership experience that will help Delta Private Jets continue to
grow. He joined Delta in 2015 to launch Delta Material Services (DMS), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. He had been President of DMS
and served on its Board of Directors before assuming his current

Prior to joining Delta, Mihalic was Senior Vice President of Greenwich
AeroGroup, where he led three portfolio companies providing maintenance,
repair and overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing services in the corporate
and military aviation sectors for Boeing, Dassault, Pilatus and Sikorsky.

Before that, Mihalic was Senior Vice President – Operations for Q
Aviation, a commercial aircraft leasing business. Mihalic also served as
the President and CEO of Intermet Corporation, an automotive components

Mihalic’s experience also includes a stint as Vice President and General
Manager of Customer Service for Commercial Aircraft at Bombardier
Aerospace, leading an international team of 1,200 employees. There,
Mihalic was responsible for supporting Bombardier’s worldwide fleet of
commercial aircraft and profit centers for training, spare parts and
aircraft maintenance.

Prior to Bombardier, Mihalic held several senior management positions
with United Airlines in the company’s surplus aircraft sales group, as
well as key roles in engine maintenance operations and strategic
planning. Mihalic began his career at Boeing as an engineer responsible
for the implementation of interior manufacturing processes and flight
line operations supporting the introduction of the company’s 767 model

Mihalic earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree
from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Puget

A dynamic leader, Gossett is responsible for driving operational
excellence, safety, and regulatory compliance throughout all areas of
the business. As COO, Gossett will develop teams that drive superior
results for Delta Private Jets’ clients and develop future leaders.

Gossett is responsible for the safe and compliant execution of all
maintenance, flight operations and system operations related activities
for Delta Private Jets. He also serves as the Director of Maintenance
(DOM) for the operating certificate and all regulatory activities.

Gossett joined Delta Private Jets after spending 26 years at Delta Air
Lines, where he served as Vice President of Line Maintenance. There he
managed a budget of more than $600 million, oversaw maintenance on
nearly 800 aircraft and managed more than 3,800 employees worldwide.
Gossett led his team to record levels of on-time departures and achieved
the lowest cancellation rate for maintenance. Gossett also served as
Delta’s DOM for 10 years.

Gossett is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as
a B-52 mechanic. He holds an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic license
and an Associate’s Degree from Louisiana Tech and The Community College
of the Air Force. He has also completed Emory University’s Executive
Development Program at Goizueta Business School.

About Delta Private Jets

Delta Private Jets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines
(NYSE: DAL), provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management,
and its distinctive membership programs, the Delta Private Jets Card and
Sky Access. The company operates an FBO (Fixed Base Operation), the
Delta Jet Center, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
Airport (CVG), as well as Tech Service Centers located at the
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) which provide
comprehensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO). Delta
Private Jets combines more than 30 years of experience serving the needs
of luxury travelers for business and pleasure with the resources of one
of the world’s largest airlines to provide a truly innovative travel
solution. With more than 70 WI-FI equipped aircraft in the fleet (light,
mid-size, super-midsize and large), Delta Private Jets consistently
receives awards for outstanding client service and has continuously held
the coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator
in the world. Flights are operated by Delta Private Jets, Inc., an
FAA-certificated Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated
Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier. Additional information is available at