Chairman & CEO
Tim Komberec is the Chairman and CEO of Empire Airlines, Inc. headquartered in Hayden Idaho. He was born and raised in Montana. After high school, Tim moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked for the Boeing Company as an experimental machinist until entering and serving three years of active duty in the US Army. Upon leaving the Army, Tim returned to Seattle to attend Seattle Community College and to pursue his flying career.
Tim’s career has been exclusively dedicated to aviation since 1971. He has certificated several airlines, flown thousands of hours as an airline pilot, check airman and instructor and managed airline fleets from small turbo props to large jet aircraft.
Tim currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Regional Airline Association, the Coeur d’Alene Airport Advisory Board and is a board member and past President of the North Idaho College Foundation. He is the past Chairman of the Idaho Workforce Development Council and the Chairman of Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association. Tim and his wife Linda reside in Athol, Idaho.