Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. We envision Vahana being as a cost-comparable replacement for short-range urban transportation like cars or trains. A core premise of this project is that full automation and sense-and-avoid technology will allow us to achieve higher safety levels by minimizing human error while allowing more vehicles to share the sky. As a platform, Vahana can be as diverse as its wheeled grounded counterpart when being used for cargo delivery,  emergency services, search and rescue, or even as a tool to deploy modular infrastructure in disaster sites. There is no other project that we know of that incorporates this much automation in vertical flight. With Airbus’ long history in aircraft certification and safety, we are uniquely positioned to realize large-scale automated flight within urban environments.

Executive Assistant to VP and Head of Certification and Regulation
Washington, DC

Executive Assistant to VP and Head of Certification and Regulation

Airbus believes in the potential of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to transform our cities for the better. By pushing the limits of technology in the fields of connectivity, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and electric propulsion, our aim is to develop sustainable mobility systems that bring maximal societal benefit while causing minimal environmental impact. To this end, Airbus is harnessing its expertise across the company to develop solutions that will unlock the third dimension of urban mobility and offer viable alternatives to connect people.

Airbus UAM is looking for a passionate individual who will report directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy and also be responsible for executive level support to the VP, Project Manager and team. Our ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, who can anticipate the needs of our team, exercise good judgement in a variety of situations and expertly balance multiple priorities.

Job Description:

Ability to manage complex calendars to include planning, coordinating and executing all meetings and events while adapting to changes

Book extensive travel arrangements to include: domestic and international – air, hotels, ground transportation, visa and passport requests, working with multiple time zones

Planning of off-sites, group meetings and miscellaneous events

Submit and reconcile expense reports

Prioritize conflicting needs, projects and commitments with utmost care and confidence

Updating and maintaining internal CRM systems

Database input

Tracking of all internal systems and documentation

Compiling data and documentation for team

Creating monthly internal group newsletter/updates


Required Qualifications:

Ability to multitask and prioritize workload is essential

Exceptional MS Office skills – need a power user of google and all google settings

Government practices and policy

Legal administration/knowledge

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

Attention to detail is a must

Extensive knowledge of travel and working within multiple time zones

Professional with excellent written and oral communication skills

Engage with executive staff, customers and employees professionally and efficiently

Must work well under pressure and with strong personalities

A team player with strong organization and prioritization skills

We need you to be technology savvy and adaptable, so you can develop new solutions that match the evolving nature of A³’s start-up business model.

By the way, you might be interested to know that we offer a killer benefits package as well as a flight training benefit, just in case you don’t already have your pilot’s license!

A³ by Airbus is an equal opportunity employer in every category. The data is incontrovertible that diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences.

All job offers at A³ are contingent upon the candidate passing an export control check.