VP and Head of Regulatory and Certification, UAM, Airbus
Travis G. Mason is a Vice President of Policy and Head of Regulatory and Certification at Airbus where he leads the company’s regulatory strategy for new business and emerging technology investments in urban air mobility (UAM), unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned traffic management (UTM) and much more. Having joined the company in March 2017, he previously managed public policy across project teams for A³, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost for advanced projects, Airbus’ new commercial UAS business, and the Airbus Corporate Technology Office. Travis joined Airbus after 6 years at Alphabet and Google, where he focused on public policy issues facing the company’s advanced technology efforts in aviation, renewable energy and life sciences. Travis also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton designing collaborative technology solutions across the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and State. He earned his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, his Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan, and also studied at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Galbraith Scholar. He is a founding board member of the Aspen Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Board and serves on the board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy at Syracuse.