Jens C. Hennig, Vice President of Operations

jens-hennig_gamaJens Hennig is responsible for GAMA’s activities for advancing safety, security, and operations. He is the association’s primary staff person on air traffic control modernization and issues affecting manufacturer flight operations.

Jens’ engagement in policy and rulemaking committees during the past two decades covers a wide range of topics including ADS-B rule development and implementation, standards for navigation and communications, and pilot qualification. He chaired FAA’s airman training and testing standards rulemaking committee which developed the new framework for pilot training in the U.S. and also managed the agency’s review of the Part 135/125 regulations. He is actively engaged in the General Aviation Joint Safety Committee which is an essential body to advance GA safety based on data- driven, systematic processes, and serves as co-chair of its Safety Analysis Team.

Jens is currently appointed to the aircraft manufacturer seat on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) and serves as its general aviation subcommittee chair. He also served as co-chair of FAA’s Aircraft System Information Security / Protection working group on cybersecurity.

On the legislative front, Hennig provides technical analysis about security, funding,  and ATC modernization to GAMA’s government affairs team. He has testified about NextGen and homeland security before the U.S. Congress.

He has been a member of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Flight Standards subcommittee since its formation in 2005, focusing on the agency’s extension of scope and the establishment of a safety agreement between the European Union and the United States. He served as chair of EASA’s Operational Suitability Data rulemaking group for type design changes and was a member of the committee that developed the regulatory amendment for operation of single engine airplanes in commercial service as well as rulemaking tasks focused on surveillance and data link services. Previously Jens served as the GA manufacturing industry’s representative on the Joint Aviation Authorities Operations Sectorial Team.

Hennig is actively involved with advancing data collection for the general aviation industry and frequently presents overviews of the state of general aviation, including the quarterly industry aircraft shipment report.

Jens has served on the RTCA Advisory Board since 2019 and the RTCA Program Management Committee since 2013. He joined the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) board in 2022 for a three year term.

Having joined GAMA in 2003 as Manager of Operations after a stint as manager of flight operations for contract training at Embry Riddle, Jens has advanced to Vice President, Operations. Originally from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, he holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Master of Business Administration in Aviation.

Jens serves as the staff contact for GAMA’s Flight Operations Policy Committee and the Security Issues Committee.

Reach Jens at +1 202-393-1500.