United Airlines veteran James Goodwin has been named president and chief operating officer of parent company UAL, replacing John Edwardson, who has resigned. Goodwin was previously senior vice-president, North America. Edwardson resigned after unions made it clear they would oppose his appointment as chief executive. Edwardson was favoured to replace UAL chief executive Gerald Greenwald when his contract expires in 1999. UAL is continuing its search for a chief executive.

Source: Flight International