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Airport Engineering

Airport Safety and Standards


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 Data and Information 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  
Ruth Nuby Administrative Assistant  
Ryan G. Bale Civil Engineer
Robert Bassey Electrical Engineer
  • Heliport Design
  • ICAO - Heliport Design
Gregory Cline, P.E. Civil Engineer
  • Airport Pavement Design
  • Airport Construction Standards
  • Airport Paving Standards
  • Airport Pavement Construction
  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Reporting Airport Pavement Condition
  • Pavement Management
  • Pavement R&D
Steven Debban, P.E. National Resource Expert for Airport Design
  • Airport Design
  • ICAO - Airport Design
  • New Large Aircraft
  • Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM)
  • Spaceports
  • Runway Protection Zones
Andrew Goldsmith GIS Data Analyst
  • Airport Data and Information (5010) Program
  • SAV Tool
  • Airports GIS (AGIS)
  • Airport Aerial Imagery Standards
  • Airport Geodetic Control Standards
  • Airport Geospatial Data Standards
  • Information Technology
  • Contracting Officer Representative (5010/AGIS)
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 Software (FAARFIELD & COMFAA)
  • Airport Construction Standards
  • Airport Paving Standards
  • Airport Pavement Construction
  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Pavement Strength Reporting (PCN)
  • Pavement R&D
Carlton Lambiasi, P.E. General Airspace Engineer
  • Airport Airspace Analysis
  • Runway Separation Standards
  • Runway Approach and Departure Surfaces
  • Obstacle Free Zones
  • ICAO - Airspace
  • Airport Obstructions Standards Committee (AOSC)
  • United States-Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (US-IFPP)
Thomas Mai Electrical Engineer
  • ICAO - Visual Aids
  • Airport Lighting & Electrical Systems
  • Airport Signs
  • Heliport Lighting
  • Obstruction Lighting Equipment
Lillian Miller Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Accessibility/Disability Issues
  • ICAO and International Issues
Mike Rottinghaus Civil Engineer
  • Airport Design
  • Airport Marking
  • Construction Safety and Phasing Plans
  • MOS Tool
  • Snow and Ice Control Equipment
Marvin Woods Electrical Engineer  
Raymond Zee, P.E. Civil Engineer/Airport Airspace Specialist
  • Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis
  • National Airspace System
  • Runway Friction
  • Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment (CFME)
  • Contracting Officer Representative (Engineering)
Vacant National Resource Engineer for Airport Airspace
  • Airport Airspace
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Airports GIS
  • ICAO - Visual Aids
  • Airport Obstructions Standards Committee (AOSC)
Vacant Civil Engineer
  • Winter Operations
  • Runway Deicing Chemicals
  • Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities
  • See Raymond Zee for CFME; runway friction
Vacant Civil Engineer
  • Runway Safety Areas
  • EMAS/Aircraft Arresting Systems
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Frangible Connections
  • Sea Plane Bases
  • ICAO
Vacant Computer Scientist
  • Airports GIS
Vacant Engineer
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

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