A former GB Airways pilot and EasyJet manager has been named as new head of flight operations at the Civil Aviation Authority.

Glenn Bradley, who previously flew RAF Tornado jets and has more than 9,000 hours of commercial flying time, moved to the aviation regulator in 2017 as a flight operations manager before being promoted to his new position.

He will be responsible for the oversight of both commercial and non-commercial aircraft operations, approved training organisations and special operations across the UK.

His role will include maintaining the UK’s aviation safety record and making improvements for all airspace users.

CAA safety and airspace group director Rob Bishton said: “Glenn has worked with us since 2017 and we are delighted to announce his new position as head of flight operations.

“His work will be extremely important throughout the UK’s exit from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency; a transition that will bring both opportunities and challenges.

“He has done an excellent job since his arrival at the Civil Aviation Authority, and I know he will continue to deliver for the UK’s aviation sector in the years ahead.”

Bradley added: “I am thrilled to have taken on this role at such an important time for the UK and its aviation sector.

“I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues across both commercial and general aviation to maintain our position as one of the safest aviation communities in the world.”