Douglas Carr

Douglas “Doug” Carr is NBAA’s senior vice president of safety, security, sustainability and international operations. In this position, he is responsible for leading the association’s broad regulatory and policy agenda affecting business aviation safety, security, sustainability and aircraft operations in the United States and around the globe. He also is the staff liaison for NBAA’s Security Council.

In April 1998, Carr joined the NBAA staff as manager of domestic operations. He subsequently was promoted to manager of safety and operations, director of government affairs and vice president of regulatory and international affairs. In these positions, he monitored and responded to domestic and international regulatory and legislative initiatives by Congress, FAA, TSA, CBP and other government agencies. He also provided operational-related assistance for commercial and non-commercial aircraft operators.

While at NBAA, Carr has led or participated in several landmark aviation rulemaking and policy efforts, including the FAA’s Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC), the FAA’s Part 125/135 ARC Flight and Rest Subcommittee, the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) ARC, TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal, establishment of CBP’s business aviation pre-clearance program in Shannon, Ireland and updates to ICAO protocols for business aircraft, among others.

Internationally, Carr represents business aviation interests at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and has assisted with several rulemaking and policy efforts at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). He serves as the corporate secretary for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

Carr is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management and an Associate of Science degree in aviation flight. Prior to his college years, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy. As part of his military duties, he worked onboard a nuclear-powered submarine where he was responsible for many aspects of the submarine propulsion system, including the operation, maintenance and repair of the nuclear reactor and support systems.

Before joining NBAA, Carr was employed by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) as a specialist in government and industry affairs. There, he was responsible for issues affecting FAR Part 135 on-demand air carriers and flight training providers.

Carr is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor.

Last updated April 19, 2021