Manager Operational Affairs

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04 Jul 2022

Representing more than 700 aircraft operators, ground services, business airports and the wider eco-system around business aviation, the European Business Aviation Association’s (EBAA)  mission is to enable responsible, sustainable growth for business aviation, enhancing connectivity and creating opportunities.

EBAA was founded in 1977 to defend the interests of business aviation and provides value to its members and society by promoting best practices in safety and environmental sustainability, efficient and proportionate rule-making and increased connectivity within Europe. For more information, visit


The growth of business aviation, its prospects in the mid-to-long term, and the fast-evolving air transport environment in Europe and beyond are all having a decisive impact on the workload of the Association and its Secretariat.

Reporting to the COO, the manager is expected to assume and drive a varying number of aero-political dossiers and projects. This new role is suitable for either experienced junior managers that are ready to make the next step, or experienced aviation managers.


Have several specific files to look after including EU projects like SESAR and Eurocontrol, inter-associations projects such as illegal charter prevention, member projects on tax and air law and issues surrounding airport slots, access and ground handling;

Report to the COO on questions related to operational files and projects; in particular, (s)he will be responsible to ensure that his/her dossiers are being driven appropriately and that goals and objectives are met;

Propose and, where appropriate, implement strategies and projects aimed at influencing European institutions and international aviation organizations;

Play a coordination role with other aviation associations and trade bodies to establish, whenever feasible, a united front vis-à-vis natural recipients (governments, EU institutions, etc.), be it in Europe or internationally;

Provide periodic and comprehensive information to EBAA members on matters relevant to his/her portfolio;

Represent the Association on various platforms, both European and international. In particular, the manager will liaise with such associations as IBAC, NBAA, and a few other regional associations.

Supporting EBAA members on operational issues as they arise;


Have relevant professional experience in the aviation industry and understand the operational day-to-day challenges of our industry;

Have an excellent understanding of European air transport;

Possess a good understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions, as well as Eurocontrol and EASA;

Be a natural communicator, and feel at ease speaking in public;

Speak and write fluently English. French or German capabilities are considered an asset;

Be open-minded and able to travel worldwide;

This position could evolve into a senior manager level depending on the record and expertise of the successful candidate.


Please submit your application (CV with a cover letter) by July 4th, 2022 to Mr. Shay Ben-Shaool (  

You can also consult our website ( for more information about the EBAA.

We are confident that you will understand that in consideration of the large number of applications that we anticipate, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: EBAA is looking for a Manager Operational Affairs based in Brussels. Apply before July 4th!

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