Alaska Airlines has named Captain John Hornibrook the carrier's chief pilot, overseeing its 1,416 line pilots. Hornibrook joined Alaska Airlines as a second officer in March 1991 and stepped into the captain seat in January 1999. In addition to serving as Air Line Pilots Association Council 67 committee chairman, he has also served as chairman of ALPA's Central Air Safety, Training and Training Board committees. He succeeds Tom Kemp, who served as chief pilot since 2006. Kemp recently became Alaska Airlines' managing director of standards, fleet and operational control, and director of operations.