The Airport Engineering Division is responsible for airport engineering standards for configuration, design, equipment, and operations criteria at civil airports. It is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of airport grant-funded airside and landside airport facilities, including airport lighting and other visual aids, and for the Airport Safety Data Program.


General Inquiries

Federal Aviation Administration
Airport Engineering Division (AAS-100)
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20591

Phone: (202) 267-7669
Fax: (202) 267-3688

Staff Directory
Name Position Responsibilities
Khalil Kodsi, P.E. Manager  
Michael Meyers, P.E. Assistant Manager  
Kenneth Bryant Secretary  
Robert Bonanni, P.E. National Resource Engineer for Airport Airspace
  • Airport Airspace
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Airports GIS
  • ICAO-Visual Aids
  • Airport Obstructions Standards Committee (AOSC)
Gregory Cline, P.E. Civil Engineer
  • Airport Construction Standards
  • Airport Paving Standards
  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Pavement Management
Chris Criswell Airports GIS Data Analyst
  • Airports GIS
  • Aeronautical Data
Steven Debban, P.E. Civil Engineer
  • Airport Design
  • Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM)
  • Spaceports
  • Runway Protection Zones
Andrew Goldsmith GIS Data Analyst
  • Airports GIS
  • Airport Safety Data Program (5010)
Renee Hendricks Engineer
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)
Nayeem Hoq Electronics Engineer
  • Surface Surveillance Systems
  • Next Gen Technology Liaison
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
  • Avian Radar
  • Vehicle Painting, Marking, and Lighting
  • R&D
  • Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle Training Facilities
Doug Johnson, P.E. Civil Engineer
  • Airport Pavement Design
  • Pavement Construction
  • Pavement R&D
Vacant Civil Engineer
  • Airport Design
  • Heliport Design
  • Construction Safety
  • Runway Length and Airport Design MOS
George Legarreta Civil Engineer
  • Airport Design
  • New Large Aircraft
  • ICAO - Airport Design
  • Winter Operations
  • Snow & Ice Control Equipment
  • Runway Deicing Chemicals
  • Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities
  • See Raymond Zee for CFME; runway friction
Thomas Mai Electronics Engineer
  • ICAO - Visual Aids
  • Airport Lighting & Electrical Systems
  • Airport Signs
  • Heliport Lighting
  • Obstruction Lighting Equipment
Vacant Civil Engineer
  • Runway Safety Areas
  • EMAS/Aircraft Arresting Systems
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Frangible Connections
  • Sea Plane Bases
  • ICAO
Lillian Miller Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Accessibility/Disability Issues
  • ICAO and International Issues
Dermot Mitchell (Contractor) Program Manager
  • Airport Safety Data Program (5010)
Shyam Parhi, Ph.D Computer Scientist
  • Airports GIS
Vacant Electronics Engineer
  • Airport Lighting Equipment
  • Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program
Vacant Airport Airspace Engineer
  • Airport Airspace
  • Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis
Vacant Engineer
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)
Vacant Electronics Engineer
  • Airport Lighting & Electrical Systems
  • Airport Lighting Power & Control Systems
Raymond Zee, P.E. Civil Engineer/Airport Airspace Specialist
  • Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis
  • National Airspace System
  • Runway Friction
  • Continous Friction Measurement Equipment (CFME)