Aviation Leadership : The Accountable Manager book cover
1st Edition

Aviation Leadership
The Accountable Manager

ISBN 9780367556822
Published December 21, 2021 by Routledge
188 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book identifies the responsibilities of management in the regulatory territories of the FAA (USA), the EASA (European Union) and the GCAA (UAE), identifying the daily challenges of leadership in ensuring their company is meeting the regulatory obligations of compliance, safety and security that will satisfy the regulator while also meeting the fiducial responsibilities of running an economically viable and efficient lean company that will satisfy the shareholders.

Detailing each responsibility of the Accountable Manager, the author breaks them down to understandable and achievable elements where methods, systems and techniques can be applied to ensure the role holder is knowledgeable of accountabilities and is confident that they are not only compliant with the civil aviation regulations but also running an efficient and effective operation. This includes the defining of an Accountable Manager "tool kit" as well as possible software "dashboards" that focus the Accountable Manager on the important analytics, such as the information and data available, as well as making the maximum use of their expert post holder team.

This book will be of interest to leadership of all aviation- related companies, such as airlines, charter operators, private and executive operators, flying schools, aircraft and component maintenance facilities, aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, component manufacturers, regulators, legal companies, leasing companies, banks and finance houses, departments of transport, etc; any relevant organisation regulated and licensed by civil aviation authority. It can also be used by students within a wide range of aviation courses at colleges, universities and training academies.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1 An introduction to civil aviation, the regulations and air law; 2 An introduction to the Accountable Manager; 3 Leadership of the Post Holders; 4 Organisational structures in a civil aviation company; 5 Ethical leadership and the Accountable Manager; 6 A tool kit and SOPs for the Accountable Manager; 7 How to select an effective Accountable Manager; 8 Female Accountable Managers and the added challenges; 9 A lawyer’s review of the Accountable Managers responsibilities; 10 Case studies of Accountable Manager challenges

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Mark J. Pierotti has a PhD in Aircraft Engineering from City University, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He also holds an aircraft maintenance license and a private pilot’s license. He has held senior executive positions in airlines and aviation companies having been both a Post Holder and an Accountable Manager. Dr Pierotti is also an adjunct Professor at USW, UWS and ADU lecturing in aviation and leadership subjects.