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Tom Hendricks
Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations

Tom Hendricks was named senior vice president of safety, security and operations for the Air Transport Association (ATA) in February 2011. In this role, he is responsible for technical and operational functions of ATA, developing and shaping ATA member positions on flight operations, safety, engineering, air traffic management and security. In addition, he leads ATA’s efforts in cargo, passenger facilitation, airport infrastructure and passenger service standards. Hendricks joined ATA as vice president, operations and safety in April 2010.

Prior to joining ATA, Tom oversaw day-to-day flight operations at Delta Air Lines as director of line operations. As a captain, Hendricks previously served as chief pilot in Atlanta and represented Delta on several key industry groups. He has extensive line flying experience on the Boeing 767-300ER, DC-9, Boeing 727, Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star and MD-88 aircraft.

A retired Air Force Reserve colonel and career fighter pilot, Hendricks also served on active duty as a United States Navy officer on the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) and as an instructor pilot at the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. A native of Fairfield, Ohio, Hendricks graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Secondary Emphasis in Business Administration.

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