1st Edition

Aviation Leadership The Accountable Manager

By Mark J. Pierotti Copyright 2022
    188 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    188 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "The book is well written, with a stimulating and logical approach that will be of interest to many aviation companies from airlines to private operators. Its primary purpose is in preparing the newly appointed Accountable Manager to fulfil their regulatory, judiciary and fiduciary role within their organisation, which it achieves extraordinarily well."

    Dr Laurie Earl MRAeSRoyal Aeronautical Society, UK