Sr. Standards Manager
Todd Thomas is a proven airline professional bringing Baldwin Safety and Compliance more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. Part 121 Air Carrier industry.
Todd worked his way up the industry from part-time Gate/Ramp agent with USAir to Director of Safety for Eastern Airlines, LLC. He has served in the FAA required Part 119 position of Director of Safety for four U.S. Part 121 Supplemental Air Carriers, three of which were passenger carriers and one an all-cargo carrier.
As a member of two start-up carrier management teams, Todd of helped each successfully gain their U.S. Part 121 Supplemental Operating Certificates. This provided him with a solid background in navigating and applying the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs).
As Director of Safety for 21 Air, Todd created and implemented a fully functioning Safety Management System (SMS) as part of their Certification process. At the time, 21 Air was only the second U.S. carrier to be certified with a fully functioning SMS program already in place. Todd utilized Baldwin’s SMS Lite system to successfully manage the certification of 21 Air’s SMS program. He also integrated the Baldwin SMS Lite system at Eastern Airlines.
Each of Todd’s Director of Safety Positions has given him invaluable hands-on, real-world experience in Change Management and Hazard Risk Assessment. With Baldwin, Todd delivers his wealth of knowledge of 49 CFR Part 5 SMS requirements. He also has extensive domestic and world travel experience with air carriers conducting training and auditing.
Todd is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Sgt. before his Honorable Discharge. He served in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Seymour Johnson AFB as part of the 68th Maintenance Squadron in support of the 68th Bomb Wing. Todd holds a Private Pilot’s license.