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Senior Director, Business Affairs
Costa Mesa, CA

Do you have experience with film, television and music licensing and understand how to write, review and negotiate contracts? Spafax, one of the world’s leading providers of inflight entertainment, content marketing and media solutions is looking for a seasoned professional to manage our business affairs. You’ll work with leading studios, content distributors, music labels and international airline clients to ensure that everyone’s intellectual property, business interests and reputations are protected. Our ideal candidate is an attorney or someone who has spent significant time in a business affairs or legal department and is looking to move into a smaller agency environment. And while we are a smaller company, we do work extensively with large companies around the world.
1. Oversee all contracts and business agreements and ensure compliance with WPP and Spafax commercial/legal guidelines
2. Develop and revise agreements for new content partners and licensors, working closely with our international content acquisitions team
3. Oversee complex music licensing agreements and reporting
4. Stay abreast of changes in copyright law and other pertinent regulations
5. Work closely with outside counsel on important contractual and business issues
• Knowledge of overall content licensing business and major contractual issues
• MUST have familiarity with music licensing criteria, process and financial models
• Self-sufficient employer who can operate with minimal direction
• Experience working with international clients and partners; foreign language capabilities are a big plus
• Diplomatic yet tenacious working style
• Legal degree strongly preferred but not mandatory

Job Location: We would prefer our new hire to be located in our Costa Mesa (Orange County), CA office, but will consider highly qualified candidates in New York as well

Please send cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to marketing@spafax.com 

Spafax, one of the world’s leading providers of inflight entertainment, content marketing and media solutions is looking for a seasoned professional to manage our business affairs. You’ll work with leading studios, content distributors, music labels and international airline clients to ensure that everyone’s intellectual property, business interests and reputations are protected. 


Air Canada
Regional Manager Operational Airworthiness and Compliance

The Regional Manager Operational Airworthiness and Compliance is responsible to lead a team that oversees the compliance to policies, processes, standards and Canadian Aviation Regulations within their assigned areas of oversight in accordance with the Quality Assurance program and Safety Management system programs within ACM and Air Canada. The incumbent will work regularly with production groups to assist in process monitoring, resolving regulatory issues and using training resources to supply required and requested training to front line technicians.

•Make and guide on decisions regarding airworthiness, without prejudice from the production units, with emphasis on safety and quality that could affect production output or personnel certification authority;
•Lead a team and assign and schedule work pertaining to the team duties and responsibilities including training, oversight, auditing and investigative functions.
•Support the development and execution of the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), the Safety Management System (SMS), and the performance of the audit schedule;
•Coordinate safety reports, risk assessments, technical investigations, and corrective actions;
•Liaise with regulatory authorities to obtain and maintain all required approvals to support the air operator and the maintenance organization;
•Liaise with TC regarding any regulatory matters (e.g. SDRs, flight authorities, inspection and audit findings;
•Oversee compliance with the regulatory requirements and approved policy and process; compliance with the AC-MPM Standards requirement related to conformity inspections; oversee compliance and provide guidance with the airworthiness requirements of written task cards and engineering instructions. Oversee compliance and provide guidance with the airworthiness requirements of vendors performing work in the ACM production units.
•Oversee the technical records program relative to the performance of responsibilities of the production units;
•Ensure the timely review, distribution and implementation of new regulatory requirements, including mandatory airworthiness requirements;
•Exercise TC delegation authority when approving Specific Purpose Ferry Flights;
•Provide assistance, guidance and approval of policy, processes and standards to ensure AC-MCM and AC-MPM content is in compliance with regulations;
•Develop process and standards for critical inspection requirements;
•Develop, grant and suspend the qualifications for elementary work, servicing authorizations;
•Support continuous improvement and Excellence 5.0 initiatives ;
•Approve Maintenance Specification Variance submittals for concession and applying to TC for check extensions;
•Guide and develop schedules for Process auditors and ACM trainers based on training needs and oversight program requirements.

•College degree in Aircraft Maintenance or Engineering
•Certified AME (M or E rated) or equivalent level of experience
•ACA holder or eligible for ACA issuance
•Good decision making skills in a timely and confident manner
•Proven leadership abilities in coaching, motivating and resolving issues.
•Strong knowledge of applicable safety and other regulatory standards and policies
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with individuals at all levels of the business
•Sound judgment and strong sense of initiative in taking appropriate actions
•Solid work planning skills open to new concepts and process improvements
•Detail oriented and focused on safety, compliance and quality

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

About Air Canada 
Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation. 

Contact: Ingrid Saint-Leger, ingrid.saint-leger@aircanada.ca

Virgin America
RFP: Lab and Encoding Work

This Request for Proposal is issued by Virgin America to those parties who have pre-qualified and who have been invited to submit proposals to help with all lab work and is available on the condition on that the information it contains is used solely for the purposes of preparing a tender for submission in response to it and for no other purpose. Service partners have pre-qualified on the basis of “Virgin America’s” initial industry experience of the service partner, previous and successful use by other clients and high level analysis of the service partner’s size and capabilities. Service partners are now invited to submit proposals by the closing date referred to on page 2 drawn up in accordance with the requirements of this Request for Proposal. Pre-qualification does not signify final acceptance by Virgin of the financial stability, technical competence or ability of any service partner.

The basis of the award of the contract will be the most economically and strategically advantageous offer at the conclusion of the negotiations and Virgin America will not be obliged to necessarily accept the lowest priced service partner. Service partners will be evaluated against the following criteria based on a combination of the service partner response and Virgin America’s assessment of any customer references, associated product discussions and past experience:

-Ability to provide quality services to Virgin America. Ability to configure the service to Virgin America requirements. Ability to implement within required timescales and budget.
-Service that meets quality requirements outlined under Requirements
-Detailed outline of price and payment structure based on outline of services requested under Requirements. Must be cost effective and efficient. Future cost and risk reduction potential.
-Willingness to contract on the basis of the Terms and Conditions
-Confidence in the reputation and past record of the service partner. The financial standing of the service partner.
-Sufficient experience to deliver the services and suitable references.
-We are in this together and working as a team and a business partner will be a key criteria.
-Ability to bring innovation and best practice, identifying opportunities to add value.
-Virgin America is striving to create a culture of sustainability, transparency and accountability among all our team members and suppliers. We are interested in your environmental policy, supporting programs and efforts to continually improve your environmental performance.
-It is the policy of Virgin America to ensure that small and minority business concerns have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for our subcontracting business. Tell us if you are a small or minority owned business enterprise.

Virgin America considers all evaluation criteria to be important; however, there will be relative weightings assigned to each of the key areas. We also applaud partners that support equal employment opportunities and minority suppliers.

We anticipate friendly open discussions and Virgin America will use a reasonable business assessment of the competitive options presented. Although not be obliged to provide the specific reasons to unsuccessful submissions, we will provide feedback to those service partners who request it.

Submission of Proposal
Your response should include the following:

1. Cover Letter. The cover letter should identify the company name and address, and the name and telephone number of the person authorized to represent the service partner in relation to the service. The letter should be signed by a person authorized to bind the service partner to all commitments made in the proposal, and should indicate the following:
- The service partner has thoroughly reviewed this document
- The service partner has the current capability for providing the proposed service(s)
- The service partner accepts all terms and conditions included in this RFP

2. Experience & Proposed Solution. Describe your relevant experience with requested service that meets Virgin America’s requirements.

3. Methodology. Describe the specific process that you would use to deliver service as laid out in the requirements section of this RFP.

4. Charges and Commercial Terms. Based on information provided, submit a fully priced quotation in US $, exclusive of taxes, which should be valid for 120 days. Your quotation should specifically identify any and all costs separated under the heading of Expenses.

5. License Agreements. Please include a copy of any License Agreements and any other relevant terms and conditions.

Please submit your proposal and all supporting documentation to:
Virgin America
Email: saira.george@virginamerica.com

Virgin America reserves the right to discount any proposal received after 4pm (PST) on closing date.

Please submit one copy of the Proposal via e-mail in a format compatible with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel where spreadsheets are submitted as part of the Proposal.

Contact: Saira.George@virginamerica.com

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