Iccaia Air Transport Representative to Icao

August 9 2018
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Management, Consulting, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Aeronautical - Aerospace, Transportation - Logistic, Executive, Air Traffic Control, Avionics - Electronics, Airport & Cargo ground services, Professional and Administration Positions
Montreal, QC

Title: ICCAIA Air Transport Representative to ICAO

Location of work: Montreal, QC

Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Salary: $140,000 - $225,000 USD per year

Terms of employment: permanent, full time

Benefits: Eligible for bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy.

Contact: ****@*************.org


Position Summary 

The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA) Representative to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reports directly to the Board of Directors of the of ICCAIA, which represents of the aviation manufacturing industry of the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia, Japan and Brazil. The Representative is responsible for advising and assisting on the entire range of issues of interest to ICCAIA, keeping the Board Members and committee members informed on discussions of relevance, and helping to influence on behalf of industry the current and future direction of aviation manufacturing, and related aviation/aerospace industries.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • At the direction of the ICCAIA Board of Directors and Council, sets technical and strategic goals for manufacturing industry at ICAO. Responsibilities include acting as chief advocate for the manufacturing industry at ICAO. This requires both technical and geopolitical acumen as well as awareness of current and future direction of aviation manufacturing and related aviation/aerospace industries.
  • Liaise with ICAO officials and staff, Contracting States' representatives to ICAO, and officials and staff of other Observer Organizations located in Montreal;
  • Constant monitoring and interaction with the ICAO Council and its committees and working groups, and the Air Navigation, Air Transport and Legal Bureaus for emerging issues and trends related to civil aviation focused particularly on manufacturing issues;
  • Facilitate engagement between ICCAIA representatives and ICAO officials on international civil aviation matters;
  • Communicate positions on behalf of ICCAIA;
  • Serve as ICCAIA Observer on the Air Navigation Commission;
  • Attend other meetings as necessary and in some cases, serves as the ICCAIA member on expert groups;
  • Coordinate with Committee Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, the ICCAIA Executive Secretary and ICCAIA nominated experts on relevant issues, including on ICAO State Letters and subsequent ICAO responses;
  • Report to ICCAIA Council, senior level representatives and committees on ICAO policy matters as they develop, and other issues and activities as agreed.
  • Summarize activities in semi-annual reports to the ICCAIA Council.
  • Conduct research and advise on policies or develop or administer programs related to transportation


A university degree in a related field is required

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of aviation.
  • Experience in developing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and/or experience in aviation industry or national Civil Aviation Authority

Language Skills

  • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
  • Working knowledge of a second language of ICAO as it relates to ICCAIA members is considered an asset.  e.g. French, Russian



  • Must reside in or within reasonable commuting distance of Greater Montreal.
  • Legal status in Canada is desired or will be obtained if the candidate is selected.


Strategic vision/geopolitical awareness

Candidate shows strong strategic skills and creates a vision for manufacturing industry advocacy and success at ICAO; candidate is not only aware of institutional processes/ procedures and technical demands of ICAO advocacy, but will bring perspective and understanding of political and other influences over ICAO in order to better represent the industry; previous experience as executive advocate for company or organization or executive position in ICAO or national civil aviation authority is helpful.

Organizational Awareness

Shows a strong awareness of the structure and history of ICAO, including the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the Annexes to the Convention and Procedures for Air Navigation Services; understands role of ICAO in structuring SARPs and other guidance, the role of the Assembly, the Council, the Air Navigation Commission and the Bureaus; aware of the structure of ICCAIA, including the Board of Directors, Council, Committees and system of governance.


Works collaboratively to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with Board decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.



Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; supports others; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings, where applicable.

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