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Mr. Larsen has 43 years of unique experience in the airline industry. Senior positions at Seaboard World Airlines, Ogden Allied Aviation Services, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have given him an extensive working knowledge of air freight from the perspectives of an airline, an airport, and an aviation services provider.
Mr. Larsen joined Eastern Airlines in 1960 where he held various positions in both passenger and cargo line management. In 1967, he joined Seaboard World Airlines at their John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) hub. From there he moved on to manage Seaboard's operations in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles before returning to New York as Director Systems Traffic Planning. In this role he was responsible for quality control, training, government liaison, and charter operations worldwide. Additionally, he coordinated the carrier's transition from DC-8 to 747 operations, including terminal handling equipment upgrades in New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt. Mr. Larsen filed and secured FAA approval for Seaboard's first Hazardous Materials Training Program. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of training programs on load planning procedures and weight and balance for the 747 Freighter at numerous domestic and international locations.
After leaving Seaboard, Mr. Larsen was employed by Ogden Allied Aviation Services as Director Cargo Sales and Services. In this position, he headed up all the company's expansion into a new business line, cargo services, concentrating on opportunities throughout the United States including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati, Norfolk, Honolulu and Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Mr. Larsen was successful in managing these operations to the highest quality standards while at the same time exploring international expansion opportunities for the company in Europe and Asia.
In 1989, Mr. Larsen embarked on a new phase of his career joining the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In his role as Manager Air Cargo Business Development, he oversaw the cargo marketing and development of one of the world's premier airport systems. Mr. Larsen had extensive contact with city, state, and federal authorities on a wide range of issues pertaining to cargo handling at the authority's airports (John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia). He also led the agency's efforts to develop alternative means of transportation in and out of the airports, using rail and water options in place of trucking.
Mr. Larsen presently serves as President of the Air Cargo Association serving the Eastern States and Vice President of the JFK Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is an associate member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.