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Douglas Carr, Vice President, Safety, Security, Operations & Regulation

Doug Carr

Douglas Carr is NBAA's vice president of safety, security, operations & regulation. In this position, he is responsible for leading the Association's efforts on business aviation safety and security and has oversight of NBAA's regulatory activity involving business aviation aircraft equipment mandates, operations and security.

In April 1998, Carr joined the NBAA staff as manager, domestic operations. He subsequently was promoted to manager, safety & operations and director, government affairs. In these positions, he monitored and responded to domestic regulatory and legislative initiatives by Congress, FAA, TSA and other government agencies. He also provided operational-related assistance for on-demand air carriers and privately operated aircraft. Carr is the staff liaison for NBAA's Safety Committee and Security Council, and he also previously served as the liaison for NBAA's Operations Committee (now disbanded).

Carr has distinguished himself at NBAA by leading the Association's effort on the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC) to develop recommendations for the FAA, and developing, in association with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the Guidelines for Obtaining an FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. Most recently he has served as the chair of the FAA's Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee Flight and Rest Subcommittee.

Carr is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management and an Associate of Science degree in aviation flight. Prior to his college years, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy. As part of his military duties, he worked onboard a nuclear-powered submarine where he was responsible for many aspects of the submarine propulsion system, including the operation, maintenance and repair of the nuclear reactor and support systems.

Before joining NBAA, Carr was employed by NATA as a specialist in government and industry affairs. There, he was responsible for issues affecting FAR Part 135 on-demand air carriers and flight training providers.

Carr is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor.

Last updated April 2009