Pegasus Aviation Services: Ken Dahl


Ken Dahl knows a thing or two about the aviation cargo industry in Alaska. He’s worked for various companies including ASRC Energy Services and Shared Services Aviation – a co-venture between ConocoPhillips and BP, handling passengers, freight, bags and even animals for most of his career. 

With this background, Dahl is a natural fit with Pegasus Aviation and the services the NANA company provides. A NANA shareholder born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Dahl made Anchorage his home in 1989. 

Currently a cargo logistics agent, he started as a ramp service agent and has worked on and off with the company for three years. During one of those breaks, he worked for another NANA company, NMS, on a contract with Shell in the Arctic Ocean. 

“Pegasus is a good company. Everyone over here is very understanding,” Dahl said. “(The company) hired me back and I appreciate that. So I’m going to do as much as I can, when I can, to help out.”

Helping out is exactly what Dahl has set out to do. He constantly is looking for ways to improve how the company operates and how to make the less profitable winter months more profitable. For example, he’s been rethinking outside building signage so that customers can locate the office more efficiently. He is also looking at what should be represented on the company website, the one place that Dahl says is crucial in finding information.

“I’m glad they took a chance with me. They can see I’ve got the skills. I’m trying to help out the company, which goes up the umbrella to Akima, up to NANA,” he said.

Headquartered in Anchorage, Pegasus Aviation Services provides maintenance, passenger, ramp and cargo services. They work to match shareholders with the right job and with students training for aviation careers at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In the past year, the number of NANA shareholders employed at Pegasus has grown from 18 to 41.

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