Regional Safety Director - LATAM

  • Airbus
  • Miami, FL

Job Description

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000. The Director, Regional Safety will be responsible as the Airbus Senior Representative for all matters related to safety in the Latin, Central and South American region, working to identify safety threats to the Airbus product, operators, and the regional air transportation system. Responsibilities will include implementing and leading all aspects of the Global Regional Airbus Safety Program (GRASP) regionally, overseeing multiple complex projects while ensuring balance in allocation of resources. Coordination and collaboration with Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA'S), International Organizations and Associations, and Airbus customers will be conducted with the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Based in Airbus Americas, Inc. the Director will set forth the conditions to ensure Airbus facilitates the exchange of all available and pertinent safety information between stakeholders engaged in risk mitigation in a sustainable manner, with high regard to cultural, legal, political and socioeconomic differences.

Primary Responsibilities:

Regional Safety: 80% Define the conditions to establish and maintain a long-term relationship between Airbus, government institutions (e.g., ICAO, national airworthiness authorities), customer airlines, industry groups/associations (e.g., ALTA, IATA) and other industry stakeholders involved in aviation safety in the region. Oversee the airline assistance programs from assessment through implementation, with strong emphasis on sustainability and adaptability to airline business model. Serve as the Airbus representative to regional aviation safety groups, such as the Regional Aviation Safety Group- Pan America (RASG-PA), Pan American Regional Aviation Safety Team (PA-RAST), etc. Represent Airbus at national and/or international aviation safety seminars organized by ICAO or other institutions in the region. Create the conditions to ensure Airbus has direct access to and can participate in official accident investigations in case of an Airbus aircraft accident occurring in the region. Support the Airbus product safety department in all tasks related to an ICAO Annex 13 Airbus accident/major incident investigation in the region. Help promote and implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) throughout the region. Contribute to protecting the interests of Airbus in the countries in the region. Identify safety issues relevant to the regional environment. Ensure Airbus safety initiatives and other safety recommendations are disseminated and implemented efficiently within the region. Promote the image of the Airbus in terms of safety initiatives. Support sales campaigns when safety matters are on the agenda. When applicable, manage and create conditions of deployment for Safety Cooperation Agreements between Airbus and ICAO Member states in the region. Oversee Program Governance: 2% Manage annual budget and execute within budget. Execute, Monitor and Control: 2% Track any milestones and deliverables. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations when required. Additional Responsibilities: 15% Attend and participate in regular CCC drills. Attend and participate in monthly ISOEG meetings. Attend and participate in semiannual GRASP meetings. Assist in the oversight of the airline assistance programs from assessment through implementation, with strong emphasis on sustainability and adaptability to airline business model in North America.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Good knowledge of airline organizations, operations, aviation safety programs and Safety Management Systems; good understanding of national airworthiness authorities and ICAO organizations and their way of conducting business; practical understanding of accident investigation procedures and processes; Spanish language capability (oral/written) and high sensitivity to cultural differences required.


Bachelors Degree Required Masters Degree Preferred


10 years of operational aviation experience 3-5 years operational aviation safety experience in Airline Operations. Experience managing airline voluntary flight safety programs like FDA, ASAP, LOSA. Experience working with industry groups or government agencies in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Airline Pilot Certificate or Maintenance Technician Certificate required. Education/Special Qualifications Bachelors Degree in Aviation Safety Airbus family Type Rating preferred Accident Investigation ICAO Annex 13 Human Factors and Safety Management Systems Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:Understanding of Safety Management Systems, knowledge of industry best practices, including organizational safety, just culture and human factors.. Strong networking skills. Demonstrated strong organizational, time-management, leadership and strategic thinking skills. Culturally adaptable, flexible and detail oriented. Motivated to solve complex problems, with the ability to understand human factor and organizational issues. Strong project management skills. Capability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):Exceptional written and verbal communication and inter-personal skills. Strong ability to network and interact with various Airbus departments and personnel, airline employees, senior executives, CAA Director Generals and other aviation top leadership positions. Native knowledge of Spanish required. Travel Required:65%-75% Mostly international Citizenship:Must be authorized to work in the US. Must be authorized to travel world-wide. As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.