Thomas L. Hendricks
President
National Air Transportation Association

Tom Hendricks was named president of the president of the National Air Transportation Association, the Alexandria, Va.-based public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.

Most recently, he was senior vice president of safety, security and operations for Airlines for America (A4A), formerly the Air Transport Association (ATA). In this role, he was responsible for technical and operational functions of A4A, developing and shaping A4A member positions on flight operations, safety, engineering, air traffic management and security. In addition, he led A4A’s efforts in cargo, passenger facilitation, airport infrastructure and passenger service standards. He co-chairs both the ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee and the Working Subcommittee of the NextGen Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining A4A, Tom oversaw day-to-day flight operations at Delta Air Lines as director of line operations. As a captain, Hendricks previously served as a 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 U.S. 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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