SA Gets New Aviation Director

The City of San Antonio has a new aviation director.

Lieutenant General Russell “Russ” Handy has been tabbed by the City Manager to lead the city’s airport. He takes the position on January 9th.

Handy is a command pilot who retired from the Air Force in October. He has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in aerospace operations. He’s served as Commander of the Alaskan Region of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Commander of Alaskan Command, and Commander of the Eleventh Air Force.

“I am confident in Lt. Gen. Handy’s ability to lead the San Antonio International Airport forward,” City Manager Sheryl Sculley said, in a statement. “Russ’s expertise in the areas of leading operations, strategic planning and supervising North America’s most significant Pacific transit point will be a tremendous asset to the department and the City of San Antonio.”

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