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Airport Safety and Operations

Airport Safety and Standards

Mission

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.

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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
Birke Rhodes Manager  
Tony Butters Deputy Manager  
Melissa Richmond Secretary  
Amy Anderson Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Stephanie Austin Management and Program Analyst
  • Data Collection, CCMIS
Phillip Davenport Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Internal Safety Management Systems, TALPA, Global Report Format, Part 139
Susan Gardner Management and Program Analyst
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Data Collection, TALPA, GA Safety
Freddie James Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Runway Incursion Action Team, Part 139
Keri Lyons Technical Support Advisor
  • New Entrants, UAS, Commercial Space, UAM
Alberto Rodriguez Airport Certification Safety Inspector
  • ACSI Training, Midway Island POC, TALPA, Global Report Format, Part 139
Jim Schroeder Management and Program Analyst
  • External Safety Management Systems, UAS, Commercial Space
Chel Schweiter Management and Program Analyst
  • Emergency Operations, PRA
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

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