Captain Bart Roberts joined JetBlue in 2014 following a 28-year career with American Airlines where he held a number of leadership positions, including: Chief Pilot, Managing Director Flight Operations (directing all flight operations worldwide, and Flight Test, all Fleet Teams, along with regulatory and Ops Spec compliance relative to American's Part 121 Operations Certificate); Fleet Captain; Check Airman; Fleet Training Manager and other roles of progressive responsibility. 

Prior to his career at American, Captain Roberts was a member of the United States Navy/Naval Reserve for 25 years. He retired at the rank of Captain (O-6) and held leadership roles including: Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Pilot NATOPS Officer, and Pilot Training Officer. He was also a City of Dallas Police Officer for many years.

Captain Roberts holds type ratings and certificates for the L-188, DC-9, B-727, B-737, B-757/767, B-777, MD-11; CFI, CFII, MEI. The breadth and depth of his experience is matched by his willingness to serve others and advance the pilot profession. In addition to OBAP, Captain Roberts is a member of the International Air Transport Association Operations Council (IATA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association and a former member of the Airlines for America Ops Council.