David KendrickHead, Airline Licensing & Consumer Issues, Consumer & Markets Group at UK Civil Aviation Authority
David Kendrick – David heads the Airline and Consumer Issues team within the UK Civil Aviation Authority Consumer & Markets Group. David is responsible for the grant and management of UK airline Operating Licences under Regulation (EC) 1008/2008, together with the administration of the UK Foreign Carrier Permits system (that allows third country operator’s from outside the EAA access to the UK)
David brings a broad finance and legal background to that role, particularly in relation to the rules surrounding ownership & control and insurance; recent work including the CAA’s evaluation of Delta’s investment in Virgin Atlantic and IAG’s acquisition of Aer Lingus.
Over the years David has also been engaged in managing aspects of the CAA’s response to airline insolvency. David’s role has also included the implementation in the UK of a wide range of European legislation including Regulation (EC) 261/2004 and Regulation (EC) 1107/2006 on passengers of reduced mobility, and has been seconded to the European Commission as a national expert on those issues.
David was also involved in the establishment of the CAA’s “shadow airline” which repatriated some 90,000 passengers to the UK following Monarch ceasing operations.
More recently David has been part of the CAA Brexit team leading on airline licensing and Third Country Operator issues.