An airline executive, David “Dave” Pflieger has served as the chief executive officer of Silver Airways, Hawaii Island Air, and Air Pacific Limited in Fiji. Supportive of environmental conservation causes, David Pflieger has donated to the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES).
MES is an active environmental organization focused on protecting the marine environment of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. The organization runs several programs and is set to launch a new turtle conservation project to protect the islands’ vulnerable turtles.
The Mamanuca Islands are home to several turtle breeding and nesting grounds. Some of the turtles found in the islands include the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle, and leatherback turtle. However, the islands’ turtle population has a very low survival rate of 1 in 1,000. Human encroachment and predators such as crabs are part of the reason for this low survival rate.
MES’s turtle conservation project seeks to improve the turtles’ chances of survival by developing community education and awareness initiatives, monitoring the breeding and foraging habits of the animals, and formulating turtle conservation guidelines for the community.
A former U.S. Air Force Officer, David (Dave) Pflieger has held numerous senior executive positions, including president and CEO of Fiji Airways, Silver Airways, and Hawaii's Island Air. He recently accepted the role of president and CEO of Ravn Air Group.
A leading air transportation and logistics company based in Alaska, Ravn Air Group is owned by private equity firms W Capital Partners and J.F. Lehman & Company. Board Chairman Alex Harman stated the company is excited to welcome Dave Pflieger as its new leader because of has a highly successful track record turning airlines around and his success with dramatically improving safety, operations, and customer service, as well as his commitment to building employee-focused cultures.
After accepting the position at Ravn, David Pflieger made special mention of the owners’ commitment to invest in the company and its team members as they strive to make the firm one of the strongest regional carriers in the United States. He is poised to lead the air carrier in improving its service to its customers and industry partners as well as Alaska’s residents.
About David Pflieger
David Pflieger - Senior Airline Executive