The Airport Safety and Operations Division includes the Safety and Certification Program. The division holds primary responsibility for the safety and certification of airports; airport operations and safety practices, including aircraft rescue and firefighting and the mitigation of wildlife hazards; promotion of emergency operations, emergency management planning, and damage control at civil airports; and Federal activities at airports and their restoration after attack or a natural disaster.


General Inquiries

Federal Aviation Administration
Airport Safety and Operations Division (AAS-300)
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20591

Phone: (202) 267-8731
Fax: (202) 267-5383

Staff Directory

Name Position Responsibilities
Brian Rushforth Manager  
Anthony Butters Deputy Manager  
Wanda Williams Secretary  
Amy Anderson Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Taiya Carter Safety and Certification Specialist
  • Emergency Operations, Part 139, Internal Safety Management Systems
Phillip Davenport Safety and Certification Specialist
  • Internal Safety Management Systems, Part 139
Susan Gardner Management and Program Analyst  
Kevin Hehir Management and Program Analyst
  • Emergency Operations, Credentialing
Freddie James Safety and Certification Specialist
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Part 139
Keri Lyons Safety and Certification Specialist
  • Part 139 (External) Safety Management Systems (SMS), Part 139
Sail Min Program Analyst  
Randy Moseng Safety and Certification Specialist
  • NTSB and FAA Safety Recommendations, Part 139
Marc Tonnacliff Airport Safety Specialist
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting
John Weller Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Vacant Aviation Safety Analyst  

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