Focusing on aircraft and airline technical operations, Dragos Budeanu is working for the Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is based in Montreal - Canada.
Prior to joining IATA, in 2014, as Manager - Paperless Operations, Dragos worked as technical expert in the Certification Directorate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
His present mandate in IATA involves collaborating with industry players and regulators like ICAO, EASA and FAA towards implementation of aircraft digital records and aircraft health monitoring processes, procedures and technologies in the airline engineering and maintenance field.
With over twenty-five years of international professional experience in the aviation industry, Dragos has fulfilled several individual contributor and team delivery roles with aviation OEMs and airlines in both technical capacity and engineering managerial positions.
Dragos holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an Aviation MBA as well as an EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance License with multiple aircraft type ratings.