Tim Shattock has been named in the newly created role of managing director of Bmi.

He brings 30 years of aviation experience to the role and most recently worked as managing director of Babcock Mission Critical Services in Gloucester, the UK’s largest operator of air ambulances.

He takes the position within a restructured executive team at the regional airline, reporting to Peter Simpson, group chief executive of parent company Airline Investments Limited.

Shattock will oversee a team of more than 400 staff.

Simpson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tim to the team as we restructure the Bmi exec team to replicate the structure we have in place with our sister airline, Loganair.

“We are continuing to drive Bmi forward, engage with new markets and transition through Brexit.

“The creation of this role gives us greater bandwidth to focus on the immediate challenges ahead while working with the Bmi team to develop the business further unlocking the many opportunities presenting themselves on the back of solid foundation that has been created over the last couple of years.”

Shattock said: “Bmi has a fantastic reputation as an airline that delivers a quality product.

“It has maintained high standards of professionalism and service across all routes and I look forward to continuing this and also developing the airline into one which can effortlessly move forward as the UK transitions through Brexit and beyond.”

The airline operates a 19-strong all-jet fleet creating connectivity between key growing regions on a pan-European scale with primary gateways at Bristol, Munich and Brussels.