16. 6. 2006 - ČSA Appoints New Vice Presidents for Flight and Ground Operations

Prague, 16 June 2006

The winner of the selection process for the position of ČSA Vice President for Flight Operations was Jan Janík.  The current Vice President for Flight Operations, Peter Jusko, will move to the position of ČSA Vice President for Ground Operations, as of 1 July 2006.  As members of Czech Airlines’ top management, both vice presidents will be taking active part in successfully meeting the company’s new three year strategy OK 2006 – 2008.

Jan Janík (38) will become the new Czech Airlines Vice President for Flight Operations, as of 1 July 2006.  Jan Janík is a graduate of the Czech University of Technology (ČVUT), Electro-technical Faculty.  After three years as Lecturer at ČVUT, in 1993 he accepted the challenge to establish a new Czech brand in the commercial sector.  As Technical Director, he contributed to the growth and transformation of a small Czech company, TOMA, into a major company with annual revenue of CZK 1.6 billion.  As a member of the acquisition team, he partook in the successful sale of TOMA to Pepsi Group (PCGB).  He worked in various managerial positions at multinational companies outside the field of aviation, from 1999 to 2002.  From 2002 to 2004, he was the Vice President of Aero Vodochody, where he was responsible for restructuring the company’s loss-generating production.  He came to ČSA interested in the position of commercial pilot.  In 2004, he completed standard training at ČSA and became a co-pilot on Boeing B737s.  At the beginning of 2006, he completed standard pilot training for the Airbus A320.  Apart from flying, he also works as a ground instructor.

One of the first tasks of the new Vice President for Flight Operations will be the optimisation of flight crew planning.  He will also take part in the overall harmonisation of flight operations operational management.  “I am convinced that Mr. Janík has all of the professional and managerial qualifications to be a good Vice President for Flight Operations, and an effective member of the ČSA top management team,” said ČSA President, Radomír Lašák.  Jan Janík speaks English, is married, and has three children.

The current ČSA Vice President for Flight Operations, Peter Jusko (44) has been with Czech Airlines since 1987.  After graduating from the Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers in Kiev in 1987, he first took a position in the Technical Division (ČSA Aircraft Maintenance).  Two years later, he moved to the Flight Operations Division, as a Flight Engineer on TU 154 airplanes.  He interrupted his career at ČSA in 1992 – 93, when he was partially released to work as a ČSA pilot for Air Moravia.  Following his return to the Flight Operations Division, he progressively became a Pilot on TU 134 and B737 airplanes, a Commander on ATR 72 and B737 airplanes, and in 2001 a Flight and Ground Instructor.  He was appointed as Vice President for Flight Operations, in 2002.

In his new position as the ČSA Vice President for Ground Operations, Peter Jusko wants to focus on simplifying the organisation of ground operations.  Optimising employee recruitment and improving the effectiveness of client-oriented activities should contribute to the recovery process at Czech Airlines.  “I particularly appreciate his knowledge of ČSA, and his experience as a pilot, and I believe that a client-centred view will help him realise the necessary changes in his new position,” added Radomír Lašák. 

Peter Jusko is a graduate of the Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers in Kiev.  He is a member of the Board for Doctoral Studies in the Field of Aviation, at the Electro-technical Faculty, ČVUT Prague, and the University of Transport in Košice.  He is married and has three children.


Jana Víšková
Czech Airlines Spokesperson