Senior Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Field of Expertise:
Safety, airport and airspace planning and design, airport operations, airport capacity, regulatory policy
Chris Oswald joined ACI-NA as Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs in October 2008. He has primary responsibility for ACI-NA’s activities in safety, capacity, operations, design and other technical issues, and is the committee secretary to the Operations and Technical Committee.
Oswald serves as ACI-NA’s representative on industry and government committees and working groups focusing on safety, capacity, operations, design and technical issues and develops, coordinates and presents policy, recommendations and proposals for ACI-NA and our members on safety, capacity, operations, design and other technical issues. Specific areas of focus within his portfolio include the Next Generation Air Transportation System; airport safety management systems; irregular operations planning, response and recovery; airport ground access, terminal, and airfield planning, design, and operations; and airport capital project delivery systems.
Oswald has extensive experience in airport planning, operational analysis and economic analysis. He spent 13 years at Jacobs Consultancy/Leigh Fisher Associates, where he led the firm’s airfield/airspace practice area and was responsible for managing numerous airport master plans, airfield improvement/capacity enhancement studies, and benefit-cost analyses. He also had the opportunity to work with AvAirPros, where he served as the liaison between the airlines and San Francisco International Airport on matters related to the airport’s runway reconfiguration project in the late 1990s.
Oswald is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College, with a degree in engineering, and also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.