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Captain Sean Bent promoted to Chief Pilot of Cayman Airways

Local News 30 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Pictured from left are: Cayman Airways President & CEO, Fabian Whorms; Captain Sean Bent, Chief Pilot; and Captain Dave Scott, Executive Vice President of Flight Operations & Chief Operations Officer.

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Senior Boeing 737-8 Cayman Airways Captain, Capt. Sean Bent, as the new Chief Pilot for the airline and its subsidiary Cayman Airways Express.

The appointment follows a competitive selection process, and Captain Bent will be assuming his new role, which includes responsibility for both the Mainline (jet) operations and Cayman Airways Express, on November 1, 2023.

Captain Bent has been with Cayman Airways since 1994 and has been a Captain on the B-737 fleet since 2005.

Captain Bent was born in George Town, Grand Cayman, and attended the Cayman Islands High School before attending flight school at Bolivar Aviation in 1989. Upon graduating from flight school with his commercial pilot license and various other ratings, he joined Cayman Airways as a First Officer on the Boeing 737 fleet, and has proceeded steadily through the ranks to the position of Captain, and now Chief Pilot.

Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said: “Captain Bent is a very senior Captain who is taking over a level of authority and responsibility in the company which can only be assigned to the most competent of pilots, especially in terms of their administrative and managerial capabilities. I am therefore looking forward to the energy that he will bring to our senior management team as a fresh incumbent, and I can assure everyone that as we congratulate Captain Bent on his appointment, we do so with a commitment to provide him with all of the support necessary in order for him to succeed in his new role. This is an appointment which is indicative of the heights that can be attained as an aviator at our national airline through hard work, diligence and dedication, and I am joined by the entire Cayman Airways family, including our shareholder and Board of Directors, in congratulating Captain Sean Bent on this appointment.”

In response to his appointment, Captain Bent commented: “I am honored to have been selected for the position and I will do my very best to ensure that the office of Chief Pilot functions to a world class standard, thereby maintaining the high standards that our flight operations are well known for. I would also like to thank the leadership at Cayman Airways for the confidence that has been placed in me as I take on this new level of responsibility at our national airline. There is nothing in life that I love more than being a pilot for Cayman Airways, and my appointment to the position of Chief Pilot is both rewarding and fulfilling. I am also proud to be an example to aspiring and seasoned Caymanian aviation professionals, bearing the message that if you work and study hard and also apply yourself professionally at all times, an aviation career at Cayman Airways will take you to great heights.”

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