Airports Safety and Operations Division


The Airports 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.

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General Inquiries

Federal Aviation Administration
Airports 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
Birke Rhodes Manager  
Tony Butters Manager, Airports Safety Policy Branch (AAS-310)  
Kelvin K. Ampofo Manager, Airports Operations Branch (AAS-320)  
Melissa Richmond Secretary  
Burt Alphonse Management and Program Analyst
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Data Collection, TALPA, GA Safety
Jason Alves Airport Certification Safety Inspector  
Amy Anderson Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Stephanie Austin Management and Program Analyst
  • Data Collection, CCMIS
Linda Bruce Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Part 139
Phillip Davenport Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Internal Safety Management Systems, TALPA, Global Report Format, Part 139
Vern Jackson Airport Operations Specialist
  • Part 139, GA Airport Safety
Thomas Mize Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Runway Incursion Action Team, Part 139
Alberto Rodriguez (On Detail) Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • ACSI Training, Midway Island POC, TALPA, Global Report Format, Part 139
Chel Schweitzer Management and Program Analyst
  • Emergency Operations, PRA
Ken Taira Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • External SMS Coordinator
Marc Tonnacliff Senior Aircraft Fire Fighting Specialist
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, AEP, Fueling Operations
John Weller Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Dale Williams Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • UAS, UAM, Part 139

Last updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2024