Vice President, Airline Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Company: Regional Airline Association
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Position Overview: -The Regional Airline Association (RAA) seeks an
experienced airline management professional in Washington, DC to
complement its core team in advancing the association's advocacy
and business agenda for its airline and associate members.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Establishes the strategy and vision of RAA's Operations
division; contributes to the development and implementation of
RAA's strategic objectives.
- Provides aviation operations expertise to RAA team and
membership; identifies regulatory developments related to flight
operations, flight training, air traffic and other technical
matters; analyzes proposals for anticipated impact on members and
designs and implements response.
- Effectively communicates information to RAA team and members,
the FAA and other stakeholders. Contributes to development of RAA
positions, Congressional testimony, regulatory comments, and other
policy communications. Coordinates with RAA members on regulatory
- Serves on industry operations and technical task forces and
working groups, including agency rulemaking and regulatory
negotiating committees. Serves as Liaison between RAA and FAA Air
Traffic Organization (ATO), NextGen and related organizations.
- Works cooperatively with RAA members and other industry
stakeholders to form coalitions and consensus positions on flight
operational and technical matters.
- Provides strategic leadership for the Regional Operations
Council and the Flight Technology, Flight Training, Maintenance,
and Inflight Committees.
- Develops content and coordinating activities for the full range
of RAA-sponsored meetings, including the Leaders Conference and
RequirementsQualifications for the Position:
- Transport pilot with line and flight operations managerial
experience - ideally former Pilot in Command (PIC) for an air
carrier operating under part 121 or part 135 of FAR 119
- Thorough understanding of aviation safety standards, safe
operating practices and 14 CFR Chapter I (Federal Aviation
Regulations). Extensive familiarity with 14 CFR Part 135 and 121
- In-depth knowledge of National Airspace System and FAA NextGen
priorities; extensive familiarity with air traffic control
technology and procedures
- Ability to define complex problems, collect data, establish
facts, draw valid conclusions and decide and implement appropriate
- Ability to effectively present information to top management,
regulatory agencies, public groups, and the RAA Board of
- Ability to expand upon the association's significant
professional relationships with both government and industry
representatives and develop and manage new relationships
- High proficiency with Microsoft Office products; particularly
Excel and PowerPoint
- Previous association experience valued
- Moderate (25%) travel required
- The position is currently hybrid but may return to full time
office work. Candidate should reside or be willing to relocate to
the DC Metropolitan area.
Critical Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:
- Able to work quickly, make fast and well-reasoned
recommendations, anticipate and adapt to evolving member needs
- Strategic, tactical, self-motivated, outcome-oriented
- Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented
- Diplomatic; able to challenge established or entrenched ideas
and promote industry positives
- Strong oral and written communication and project management
- Professional, organized, responsive, enthusiastic
- Dedicated to service, the RAA team and our member airlines
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along
with salary requirements to the job portal.
BenefitsThe position offers a competitive salary and benefits
including choice of medical plans, dental and vision coverage, 401k
with generous match, and paid parental leave.Interested applicants
should submit a -cover letter -and -resume -along with salary
requirements to the job portal.
RAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating
an inclusive environment for all employees.
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) is a trade association
headquartered in Washington, DC. RAA provides a unified voice of
advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a
safe, reliable, and healthy regional airline industry. Regional
airlines are critical U.S. infrastructure, operate 41 percent of
the nation's flights and provide the only source of scheduled air
service to the majority (63 percent) of the country.
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