José Luis Quirós is Avianca Holdings SA’ Senior Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering since December 3, 2018. He arrived at the airline with the mission of continuing to adapt the organization to the challenges of the future and the constant development of engineering and maintenance processes, to keep the criteria of technical reliability of the company and thus, consolidate Avianca as a benchmark for aviation security in Latin America.
Before joining Avianca, José Luis Quirós worked as CEO of SAEI (Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries), based in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia. Previously, he held different positions, both in Madrid and in Barcelona, in the Spanish airline Iberia for over 20 years of association with this company. There, he was Executive Vice President of the Technical Division, as well as Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations and Senior Vice President of Commercial and Business Development for Maintenance. He was also Chief Operations Officer of the low-cost airline Vueling, a subsidiary of the IAG group.
Before his career in Iberia, Mr. Quirós worked at Aerolineas Argentinas from his parent company in Buenos Aires as Engineering Director and Vice President of the Technical Division. Similarly, he has worked in different Spanish engineering companies that specialize in the construction and renovation of airport projects.