Our professional staff brings decades of aviation experience to our consulting assignments. Most of our Senior Associates have developed their aviation expertise through successful careers in airlines, corporate flight departments, maintenance organizations, OEMs and other aviation-related institutions.

Several of our Senior Associates are or have been licensed commercial pilots and flight instructors with tens of thousands of flight hours in a variety of rotary and fixed wing aircraft ranging from small helicopters and King Airs and to large corporate jets and from DC-9s to B-767s.

The collective consulting experience of our Senior Associates is summarized in the descriptions of the representative assignments we have completed (see Experience). Their qualifications are also illustrated by the positions they have held in other organizations prior to their association with R. Dixon Speas Associates, such as the following:

  • Vice President, Flight Operations of a major airline

  • System Chief Pilot of a major airline
  • Director, Systems Operations Control-Technical Operations for a major airline

  • Vice President, Operations at a cargo airline

  • Director, Flight Operations Human Factors for a major airline & Chairman of ATA Human Factors Committee

  • Vice President, Finance Operations in the operations division of a major airline

  • Vice President, Human Resources and Training of a major airline

  • Vice President, Line Maintenance and Engineering of a major airline

  • Managing Director, Aircraft Maintenance at the principal hub of a major airline

  • Managing Director, Aircraft Maintenance Operations for the fleet of a major airline

  • Managing Director, Technical Operations Planning and Materiel Management at a major airline

  • Manager, Line Maintenance, International Operations for a major airline

  • Manager, Production Control, major airline
    maintenance facility

  • Manager, Quality Assurance for a major airline maintenance operation

  • Manager, Maintenance Operations Center, major airline maintenance facility

  • Captain, US Navy, including service as a squadron aircraft maintenance officer

  • System Manager responsible for process and organizational redesign at a major airline

  • Software developer of maintenance planning and operational data analysis packages

  • Managing Director, Flight Standards and International Flight Safety for a major airline

  • Managing Director, Safety and Environmental Department of a major airline

  • Chief Operating Officer of a charter airline engaged in both cargo and passenger transport

  • Manager, Route Planning in the Strategic Planning Department of a major airline
  • Manager, Cargo Market Planning at a major airline

  • Manager, Cargo Service at JFK Airport for a major airline
  • Corporate Vice President, Operations for an air freight forwarder

  • Vice President, Transportation Services of a US national airline
  • Manager, Cargo Business Development for a major US airport authority

  • Sr. Financial Analyst/Airport Concession Advisor for a large US airport authority

  • Vice President & Aviation Division Director for an air ambulance operator

  • Director of Aviation and Captain of a Fortune 500 corporate flight department

  • Aviation Director and Chief Pilot for a State Department of Transportation

  • Supervisory Aerospace Engineer and Head of Engineering at an FAA Regional Headquarters

  • Vice President, Marketing for a major jet engine manufacturer

  • Manager, Business Development for a major jet engine manufacturer

  • Assistant Chief Engineer for Strategic Planning for a major engine manufacturer

  • Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service for an airframe component manufacturer



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