Kate Fraser Director of Safety Assurance NetJets
Kate Fraser is NetJets’ Director of Safety Assurance where she oversees the implementation of NetJets’ Safety Management System (SMS), the aviation emergency response plan, internal auditing and drug and alcohol program. Prior to joining NetJets, Fraser spent nearly three years in the emerging market of Advance Aerial Mobility (AAM) as Joby Aviation’s Head of Safety and Uber’s Head of Aviation Policy.
Previously, Fraser spent over three years with the FAA’s Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention, collaborating with industry partners to reduce the fatal accident rate in commercial and general aviation. There, she represented the U.S. and Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) in Europe and South America and was program manager of the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). Prior to joining the FAA, Fraser spent nearly six years with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as Director of Safety.
A commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, Fraser holds a BS in Aeronautical Technology from Kansas State University and a MS in Human Factors in Aerospace from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Fraser previously had the honor of serving on the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Board of Directors and currently serves on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Women in Aviation Advisory Board. After spending time on both coasts, she now resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two cats.