About the Role
On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back valuable time lost in their daily commutes and encouraging sharing of rides. By 2050, almost 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Just as skyscrapers + elevators allowed cities to use limited land more efficiently, urban air transportation will use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground. A network of small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically (called VTOL aircraft for Vertical Take-off and Landing; pronounced vee-tol), will enable rapid, reliable transportation for super-commuters going to and from cities as well as traveling within large and congested cities.
We are looking for someone to lead our aviation policy work for Uber’s Elevate Program. Aviation is a highly-regulated and critically important industry. The recent launch of the FAA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems integration pilot program (UAS) is now starting to explore new regulatory horizons in cities looking to integrate this new technology. The Senior Manager of Aviation Policy will work with governments to realize the full potential of urban air mobility.
The role will be based in Washington D.C., with travel to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and occasional international trips.