Going forward, Markham will be involved in resolving challenges facing the airline, including a pending pilot and maintenance worker shortage and replacing the airline’s fleet. Cessna is no longer making the nine-seat model that Cape Air flies, and the carrier is looking for a new manufacturer to replace all its aircraft over the next 10 years, while expanding the fleet to more than 100 planes.
Markham knows her new title means more work and more stress. But she is prepared for the added responsibility. “The buck is going to stop with me.”