Resume Samples - Aviation Management and Operations

Resume Sample 1

Margaret Jennings

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone, Email


Aviation management and operations student able to effectively communicate knowledge of flight operations, adapt to changing conditions, plan and carry out programs, and work in high pressure/fast -paced environments. Administrative computer skills include MS Office Suite and Adobe. Officially licensed FAA private pilot.


Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Operations, Minor in General Business, Expected: Month Year

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Private Pilot Certification, Month Year

Spring City Aviation, Inc., Waukesha, WI

Flight Experience

Aviation Student Council, Secretary, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Present 

  • Effectively represent the student body regarding matters of improvement within the College of Aviation through the use of surveys and comment boxes.
  • Co-facilitate meetings between faculty and student council for the benefit of the college and students.

WMU Precision Flight Team, Competitor, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Month Year 

  • Attended the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) Regional Competition and attained the NIFA Regional Champion Title.  

Work Experience

WMU College of Aviation, Student Ambassador, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Present 

  • Maintain excellent working relations with the public and WMU by leading tours to prospective students, their parents, and alumni of the University.   

WMU Facilities Management, Fire Safety Technician, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Month Year 

  • Operated and serviced fire equipment and systems while complying with National Fire Protection Agency standards.
  • Acquired effective mechanical troubleshooting skills for "in the field" jobs.

Pick N Save, Bakery/Deli Clerk Cashier, Pewaukee, WI, Month Year - Present 

  • Assumed managerial duties when opening and closing the department.
  • Recorded inventory, production, and sales, effectively negotiating any discrepancies.
  • Motivated coworkers to accomplish department and store goals and successfully trained new employees.



Michael C. Carney

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone, Email


Double major Aviation Flight Science, and Aviation Management and Operations student seeking to fill the Operations Support position with Delta Air Lines, Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking to streamline efficiency and improve quality within the organization. 


Bachelor of Science in Aviation Flight Science, and Aviation Management and Operations, Minor in General Business, GPA: 3.09/4.00, Anticipated: Month Year

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to new situations
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Excellent communication
  • Crew resource management 
  • Exceptional attitude

Flight Time

Total Time: 190
PIC: 77.4
High Performance: 2.2
Instrument: 66.7
Night: 17.3
Complex: 16.4
Cross-country: 40.5
Single-engine: 173.6

Multi-engine: 16.4

  • Private Pilot
  • Airplane Single Engine Land
  • Instrument Rating 

Relevant Coursework 

  • Airport Planning, Operations, and Administration.
  • Presented a group project covering the aspects of an airport master plan in direct coordination with the airport manager of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
  • Oversaw project as group leader by coordinating group objectives, clarified all questions and concerns, and presided over group presentation.
  • Research for presentation included one on one discussion with the airport manager and in session for an airport advisory board meeting.
  • Obtained firsthand experience of day to day operations of an airport administrator.  


Drive Safe Kalamazoo Volunteer Driver, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year - Present

  • Provide safe transportation for intoxicated individuals from a location to their place of residence.
  • Coach inexperienced volunteer drivers through situations in the field of operations which included navigating unfamiliar roads and specific ways of talking to intoxicated individuals.



Gabrielle Ramirez

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone, Email


Recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management and Operations looking to obtain an entry-level Aviation Administration position.


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Operations, Minor in General Business (Month Year)
Graduated with high honors.

Core Coursework:  Airline Administration, Crew Resource Management, Aviation Safety, Aviation Legislation, Corporate Aviation Management, International Aviation, Finance, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Marketing Principals


  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Office Administration / Management
  • Project Management / Prioritization
  • Client Relations
  • Attention to Detail
  • Business and Data Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Instrument Rating
  • Private Pilot SEL
  • Aircraft Operations
  • TSA Secured Area Clearance

Senior Project

Completed comprehensive, semester long, Airline Management Computer Simulation project, which resulted in increased shareholder equity more than 10%, and aircraft load factor and airline revenue per seat-mile an average of 2.5%. Project involved the development of simulated airline’s business plan and mission, establishment of cost structure, capital development strategy, market identification and asset management plan, and management responses to simulated business opportunities and challenges resulting from accidents, disasters and market shifts. Made decisions regarding growth of airline based on simulator analysis of all business decisions, responses, and generated financial reports.

Aviation Administrative Experience

Customer Service Representative, American Airlines, Grand Rapids, MI, Year – Present 

  • Arrange ground services including catering, transportation and accommodations.
  • Maintain accurate bookkeeping and manage finances for Fixed Based Operator.
  • Relay fuel, deicing, and other aircraft service orders to line technicians.
  • Accurately enter fuel orders and reservations into the FBO manager computer program.  

Airport Intern, Kent County Department of Aeronautics, Grand Rapids, MI, Month Year – Month Year 

  • Performed and observed various tasks in airside operations including a successful completion of the annual FAA airport inspection.
  • Completed the necessary revisions to the Gerald R. Ford Rules and Regulations, Emergency Plan and an implementation of a new no smoking policy.
  • Involved with the $25 million construction of a new parking structure.
  • Explored the various aspects of the airport community including: airline, car rental, fixed based operate, corporate flight department, and FAA traffic control tower.  

Operations Dispatcher, Western Michigan University, Battle Creek, MI, Month Year – Month Year 

  • Dispatched and managed a fleet of over 50 aircraft including: Cirrus SR-20, Cessna 172, PA-28 Arrow, PA-34 Seneca, and PA 44- Seminole.

  • Directed phone calls from Flight Service and FAA Air Traffic Control Tower staff.

  • Monitored weather conditions and interpreted NOAA weather charts. 


  • American Association of Airport Executives, Great Lakes Chapter
  • Women in Aviation International, WMU Chapter

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