Who We Are

The Aloft Group, LLC is the parent firm and North American operation of a network of specialized strategic partners and consultants. Aloft Aviation Consulting, Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary located in Ireland and servicing international clients. Since its inception in 2006, Aloft has focused on developing a source of services by aligning the application of safety, compliance and profitability and utilizing multiple areas of experience to develop “outside the box” solutions for clients. Aloft specializes in risk management and integrating client data into tools to proactively identify and manage risk while allowing for the optimization of efficiency, safety, and profits. Our approach to risk management is integral to the effective execution of a Safety Management System within industries and governments. The primary goal for Aloft is to enhance our clients’ operations through the combined experience and dedication of experts available through contracted services.

Tom Lintner - President & CEO

Tom Lintner is currently the President and CEO of The Aloft Group, LLC, as well as Managing Director of Aloft Aviation Consulting, Ltd., in Dalkey, Ireland. Tom retired after 30+ years with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration serving in various leadership roles in Washington, D.C. His 42 years experience and familiarity with U.S. and European air traffic control and flight operations, ATC enroute and terminal procedures development, safety and quality assurance, and accident investigation and litigation, represents a unique range of aviation expertise.

Since joining Aloft, he has lead the organization in an international expansion of subsidiaries and partnerships, increased the client base and created a unit specializing in operational risk management and multi-disclipinary program management.

Tom is a citizen of Ireland and the United States and is a trained safety auditor with EUROCONTROL and ICAO. He is a member of the US DOT team supporting NATO in Brussels as a Civil Expert specialising in Emergency Operations, Air Traffic Control and Flight Operations. Tom maintains U.S. Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor licenses, and holds both an Aircraft Dispatcher and FAA Control Tower Operator license. He is a member of the International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association.

Terry Eisenbart - Executive Vice-President

Terry has co-founded and provides executive leadership for three international aviation companies – The Aloft Group, Aloft Aviation Consulting, Ltd, and LexVolo. She has helped lead the companies through a major international expansion that now spans the Globe with personnel in six countries. She has over 35 years of leadership experience in the aviation industry including marketing, sales, customer service, training, product development, and community and government relations. With 24 years experience at Southwest Airlines, Terry is a seasoned professional in the airline industry. She has extensive community and media relations experience interacting with the public, city and government officials and, over the course of her career, has been recognized with numerous airline awards. Terry has provided leadership thru her service on the Boards of Directors in a number of organisations involved in tourism, economic development and community relations.

Bob Dodd - Risk Management Expert

Bob retired from Qantas after a distinguished career in aviation safety. At Qantas he was instrumental in building the airline’s safety management system including innovative developments in risk management across a broad range of risk areas. In his role with Qantas, Bob managed all aspects of the safety function including investigation, audit and evaluation, safety data and analysis and risk management. He was instrumental in proposing and implementing new safety governance oversight reporting supporting the Group’s Board Safety Committee and acted as the safety advisor to operational managers from Flight Operations, Engineering, Cabin and Ramp Operations. Prior to joining Qantas he managed his own consulting firm providing aviation safety management and regulatory advice. During this period he provided advice to governments on subjects ranging from the establishment of a new civil aviation administration to assessment of risks associated with major airport expansion as well as support to airlines in establishing and improving safety management processes. As a General Manager with Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, he helped guide the newly formed organisation into a new world of system based safety regulation. He accepted a key role in establishing and leading a program of industry and technical experts to totally rewrite the country’s regulatory structure. His skills in building consensus across a disparate and fractious industry were instrumental in establishing a foundation for all future efforts. Subsequently he accepted the challenge of substantially revitalising safety promotion efforts in Australia developing innovative communication concepts that are still widely used and applauded.

Bob has an extensive and varied knowledge and background that support his management and leadership skills. Graduating from a mathematical physics background he spent 15 years in marketing and market research both within companies and as a service provider. His experience in aviation safety covers two countries, Canada and Australia, and includes safety systems, safety regulation, investigation and analysis in both jurisdictions. Capping this has been over a decade in the day-to-day management of operational safety in an airline from the board level to the ramp.