Air Canada Cargo Announces Key Appointments To Senior Leadership


Air Canada Cargo has announced the appointment of four industry veterans to key leadership positions within the organization as it further positions itself for continued growth after a successful 2021.

Peter Laub has been appointed Senior Director, Cargo – USA & Latin America, while three long-standing members of the Air Canada Cargo team have received promotions: Janet Wallace is now Senior Director, Cargo Transformation, Milt Fenske becomes Director, Cargo Sales – USA, and Barb Johnston has been named Director, Cargo Operations Canada.

 “I am thrilled to be strengthening our senior leadership team at Air Canada Cargo just as we launch our dedicated freighter operations and build on the early successes of our ‘Rivo’ eCommerce platform. These trusted leaders will play a pivotal role in our continued growth and expansion,” said Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo, at Air Canada.

Janet Wallace has 28 years of experience with Air Canada. She is skilled in Operations Management with diverse experience in call centres, airports, inflight and cargo. She will focus on strengthening areas related to engineering, quality management systems, learning and development, procurement and eCommerce at Air Canada Cargo. 

Peter Laub brings with him more than 30 years of cargo sales and operations experience from the passenger and freighter markets. His vast experience in freighter operations will be beneficial to Air Canada Cargo’s launch of all-cargo operations with the recent introduction of its Boeing 767-300 freighter aircraft. In a previous role as vice president of business development at Aloha Air, he oversaw the introduction of Aloha Air Cargo’s Boeing 767-300 freighters. 

Milt Fenske has been at Air Canada Cargo for almost 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience in cargo. Based in Chicago, Milt has been responsible for USA Cargo Sales, Operations and Global Accounts at Air Canada Cargo, during which time Milt and his team have increased Air Canada Cargo’s U.S. market share and significantly increased export revenue.

Barbara Johnston also has more than 30 years of experience in cargo and has held key positions in a wide variety of roles, including process and procedures, regulatory affairs, cargo technology, eCommerce, safety and cargo sales. Her role will be to elevate the customer experience and employee engagement while driving safe, dedicated, and reliable operational teams.

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has announced that it has received ETOPS 180 approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its B737-800SF freighter conversion. 

AEI is the only conversion house to have gained ETOPS approval for the 737-800 platform.

The ETOPS 180 approval allows the B737-800SF freighter to fly 180-minute extended operations over water and remote regions. 

This opens operational routes in areas such as Northern Africa and Western China. “AEI continues to unleash additional advantages for customers operating our B737-800SF freighter,” said Robert T. Convey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AEI

“With the ETOPS 180 approval, our customers will have more opportunities to expand their routes and service the growing needs of global air cargo.”

The AEI converted B737-800SF freighter offers a main deck payload of up to 52,700 lbs. (23,904 kg) and incorporates eleven full-height 88” x 125” container positions, plus an additional position for an AEP/AEH. 

The conversion also incorporates new floor beams aft of the wing box, a large 86” x 137” Main Cargo Door with a single vent door system.

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