Jacob Neville

Aviation Analyst

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor of Science, Aviation Business Administration, 2016

Community College of Baltimore County
Associate of Applied Science, Air Traffic Control, 2013

As an Aviation Analyst at PAI Consulting, he uses his aviation expertise and analytical and statistical skills to analyze and categorize client data.  Mr. Neville supports aviation directed studies by analyzing data, organizing his findings, and drafting technical studies and other reports and written documents.  Additionally, he uses his organizational skills and experience to support PAI’s clients by tracking and organizing records and other supplemental information.

Before joining PAI, Mr. Neville worked for Simplicity Ground Service.  In this capacity, he oversaw the entire operation of Alaska Airlines’ business at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  He completed Alaska Airlines’ Departure Coordinator training class in Seattle, Washington, and aided in the load planning and weight and balance calculations for each flight.  In addition to his responsibilities with Alaska Airlines, Mr. Neville oversaw the charter operations undertaken by Simplicity.  He was responsible for the hiring process, from posting job advertisements, screening potential employees, and conducting structured interviews to actual input of new hire information into payroll systems.  As part of his work with Simplicity, Mr. Neville maintained working ground service equipment and kept the maintenance records for each piece of equipment up to date.  He also developed safety presentations and wrote incident reports.  Mr. Neville was responsible for administrative tasks for Simplicity, including enforcing strict guidelines on uniform compliance for Passenger Service Agents, and serving as the point of contact for problems with unruly passengers.

Prior to working for Simplicity, Mr. Neville served as a cabin crew member for Republic Airlines.  He completed an intensive 3‑week course encompassing all of the Embraer 175’s safety features, as well as the duties required of a flight attendant during all possible emergencies.

While at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mr. Neville’s coursework included several courses that involved technical writing, including Technical Writing, Morals and Ethics, Studies in Literature, and a Strategic Management capstone course.  In Technical Writing, Mr. Neville learned to gauge needs of the audience and how to write for that audience in a practical context.  More specifically, he learned to prepare formal business proposals in individual and collaborative team structures.  In his Capstone course, Mr. Neville wrote papers evaluating the key elements of the internal and external business environment to summarize a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.  For his capstone course, Mr. Neville also prepared Strategic Factors Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrices.  Finally, Mr. Neville learned how to evaluate the core structure of a company by reviewing its mission and vision statements using a strategic audit approach.

At the Community College of Baltimore County, Mr. Neville completed the FAA’s 2‑year Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative, which included dozens of hours in air traffic control simulators, focusing on phraseology and situational awareness.  Throughout the course, Mr. Neville was exposed to not only airport control tower simulators, but also En Route radar simulators.  In a class titled Airline Management, Mr. Neville was introduced to the start-up process for air carriers and the certification process they must undergo.  This class detailed all aspects of starting an air carrier, and included guest speakers from local airport management on the relationship between an air carrier and the airport.