Gregory J. Holt is the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration's Alaskan Region. He was selected for this position in July 2009. Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. Holt held engineering positions in avionics and automatic flight controls at General Dynamics, Rohr, and Boeing. He joined the FAA as an Aerospace Engineer in the Systems and Equipment branch of the Seattle Aircraft Certification Office. During his career with the FAA he led the team that certified the world's first fly-by-wire commercial aircraft, the Airbus A320 and all later Airbus series, the A330 and A340. Mr. Holt then spent 5 years in Brussels, Belgium as an FAA International Field Representative collaborating with European Airworthiness Authorities and manufacturers. In late 1998 through 2009 he was the Manager of the Anchorage Aircraft Certification Office, Alaskan Region. Under his direction, this team certified the world's first ADS-B system used for operational control by air traffic, the first on-board WAAS navigational system and the first synthetic vision electronic flight instrumentation system. In addition, Mr. Holt and his team were key contributors to the Alaska Capstone program.
Mr. Holt holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Business Administration from City University in Seattle, WA. He is an avid aviator and enjoys flying his airplane to the many remote areas within Alaska. He is married to his wife Tami and they are the proud parents of two daughters who are attending Washington State University.
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