African-American Pilot Will Head Region for United Airlines

United Airlines, the world's largest airline, has named an African-American chief pilot of one its five U.S. regions, a move that signals the carrier continues to open up opportunities for minorities and women.

Captain James Simons, Jr., a United Airlines pilot for 22 years, will manage 1,450 pilots for the Chicago-based airline's Northeast Region, which is headquartered at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. [Read more]