The name of the group shall be the United Kingdom Operations Managers Association (UKOMA), hereafter referred to as “the group”.
The objects of the group shall be:
- To raise the standards of training provided to the member companies operations teams.
- To encourage potential staff who have a passion for aviation to pursue a career in aircraft and airline operations.
- To allow operations specialists from member companies to network and allow them to openly and confidentially discuss non competitive and non commercial issues and practices that affect their member companies.
In furtherance of the objects, but not otherwise, the members committee may exercise the power to:
- Arrange training courses on subjects that are relevant to the member companies’ operations staff.
- Arrange training courses on subjects that may encourage potential staff to further their career prospects with the member companies.
- Arrange mass meetings between member airlines to discuss non competitive and non commercial issues that affect their member companies.
Membership shall be open to companies as specified below:
- Any holder of an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority or Irish Aviation Authority.
- Any company involved in the operational control of aircraft that have an operation within the UK or Ireland.
- Any company associated with the provision of services to the member companies. These members shall be named “Associate Members”.
- Any company who is invited by the members committee.
“New” Membership Status will apply until such time that they have attended three or more members committee meeting’s and have actively contributed to the group during this time. After this time “Full” Membership Status shall apply.
All member companies are expected to support the group, by attending and/or hosting member committee meetings, placing staff on courses arranged by the group or providing lecturer support to such courses.
Attendance will be reviewed by the chairperson and any long periods of non attendance at the members committee may disqualify a company from continued membership.
The group shall be directed by a members committee of no less than five (5) people who shall meet in person no less than twice a year. Meetings shall enable the Group to discuss actions and monitor progress to date, and to consider future developments.
All members shall be given at least fourteen (14) days’ notice of when a meeting is due to take place, unless it is deemed as an emergency.
It shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson to chair all meetings or a designated deputy in his/her absence. All meetings must be minuted by the Meetings Secretary or a designated deputy in his/her absence and accessible to all member companies.
Only full members are entitled to vote on any motion. Voting shall be made by a show of hands or on a sealed vote basis on a simple majority basis with one vote per full member company.
In the case of a tied vote, the Chairperson or an appointed deputy shall make the final decision.
Management Committee and Officers
The group shall be administered by a management committee of no less than four (4) group officers. The members of the management committee shall comprise of designated officers. The management group shall normally meet as part of the members committee.
Members will be elected by the members committee and shall remain in post until such time that they resign or are voted off the management committee.
The group shall have a management committee consisting of:
- The Chairperson
- The Treasurer
- The Meetings Secretary
- The Course Director
- and any additional officers the group deems necessary to carry out the required activities.
Any money acquired by the Group, including donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the management committee in the name of the group.
All funds must be applied to the objects of the Group and for no other purpose.
Any income / expenditure shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer who will be accountable to ensure funds are utilised effectively and that the group stays within budget.
A financial report shall be presented at the members committee no less than twice a year.
Alteration to the Constitution
Any changes to this constitution must be agreed by a majority vote at a special general meeting.
Amendments to this constitution or dissolution of the group must be conveyed to the meetings Secretary formally in writing.
The Meetings Secretary and other officers shall then decide on the date of a special general meeting to discuss such proposals, giving members at least four weeks (28 days) notice.
The Group may be dissolved if deemed necessary by the members in a majority vote at a special meeting. Any assets or remaining funds after debts have been paid shall be transferred to charities or similar groups at the discretion of the members committee.
This constitution was adopted by the membership committee held at Farnborough Airport on Wednesday 06 August 2014: