Paul Dolan – President and Chief Operating Officer, ATS

A seasoned executive with 25+ years of leadership experience in the aviation industry, Paul Dolan has been with ATS since early 2016. Prior to ATS, Paul held executive leadership positions at Chromalloy. Paul served for nine years in the US Navy as an F/A-18 Strike Fighter Pilot. He holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, an MS in aeronautical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy. Since 2018, Paul has been a member of the DoD Defense Business Board providing private industry perspective and advice to the Secretary of Defense on business reform matters.

Moreover, Aviation Technical Services (ATS) recently announced its Safety Management System (SMS) now has state recognition and meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements as specified by the FAA SMS Program Office and Certificate Management Team.

To achieve this award, ATS implemented its SMS using FAA stated standards based upon framework specified by the ICAO Safety Management Manual (SMM), Document 9859. To maintain its current SMS ‘Active Conformance’ status, ATS continues to follow SMS processes developed to meet the FAA’s SMS Voluntary Program requirements.

“While participation towards receipt of this designation is currently voluntary for repair stations, ATS’s commitment to aviation safety is part of our daily culture,” said Paul Dolan, ATS CEO. “We look forward to other industry MROs joining us as SMS honorees, as we work together under the direction of the FAA to proactively talk openly about safety-related topics.”

FAA personnel from the Seattle Flight Standards District Office personally delivered written notification of this achievement at ATS’s hangar location in Everett, WA. “Based on our review of ATS’s planning, documentation, and activities, the FAA has determined that the ATS SMS implementation meets the expectations of the Flight Standards Service SMS Voluntary Program guidance for acknowledgement of a fully functional SMS,” stated Roger Nicely, FAA Office Manager – Seattle Flight Standards District Office.

Currently, the FAA’s acceptance of the ATS SMS extends to the Everett, WA airframe and component MRO facilities. Plans are underway to also gain FAA acceptance for airframe operations in Kansas City, MO and Moses Lake, WA, as well as component operations in Fort Worth, TX.