1st of January Erik Hartley will start working for Cervino.

Erik Hartley has more than 10 years of experience in the aviation industry, which spans aircraft maintenance, quality assurance, airport operations, budgetary and fiscal impact studies, vendor/concession management, emergency preparedness, labor relations, and state and federal regulatory oversight. He has an academic background in safety management systems (SMS). His understanding of systemic safety ensures not only compliance, but proactive and predictive measures to address regulatory requirements. Additionally, his understanding of human factors, as well as safety and organizational culture, provides for a more streamlined and tailored implementation.
During his six years in the United States Air Force, he was a Dedicated Crew Chief (DCC) on F‐16 C/D Block 30 model aircraft and C‐130 H3 model aircraft. In the later stages of his enlistment, he transitioned into aircraft maintenance quality assurance and training.
Erik has also worked as an Aviation Safety Analyst with the Federal Aviation Administration Central Region Flight Standards Division, Safety Analysis and Evaluation Branch, in Kansas City. In this role he assisted Air Carriers in identifying and mitigating hazards and risks, and was appointed the Central Region Point of Contact for Safety Management Systems. He also was tasked with the improvement of the regional level internal emergency preparedness document, a dynamic and strategic plan for the continuity of operations under adverse conditions. Additionally while at the FAA, Mr. Hartley participated in a number of “compliance philosophy” training workshops. These provided guidance and best practices for FAA inspectors to address regulatory deficiencies of service providers in a non‐punitive manner.
In addition to this practical experience, Mr. Hartley brings a wealth of educational background. In 2015, he graduated with a master’s degree focused primarily on the implementation of SMS programs for which he conducted numerous airport studies focused on proposal feasibility and risk and hazard mitigation. These studies included gap analyses for both air service and airport operations. Additionally, he is a Ph.D. candidate at Massey University School of Aviation in New Zealand, for which he is researching systemic safety implementation efforts within third world countries, particularly in the South Pacific.

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