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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  
Anthony Butters Deputy Manager  
Melissa Richmond Secretary  
Amy Anderson Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Vacant Management and Program Analyst
  • CCMIS, Emergency Operations, Credentialing, Data Collection
Phillip Davenport Airport Certification Safety and Compliance Specialist
  • Internal Safety Management Systems, TALPA, Part 139
Susan Gardner Management and Program Analyst
  • Runway Safety Liaison, Data Collection, TALPA
Freddie James Airport Certification Safety and Compliance Specialist
  • Runway Safety Liaison, FOIA, Part 139
Keri Lyons Technical Support Advisor
  • New Entrants, UAS, Commercial Space
Alberto Rodriguez Airport Certification Safety and Compliance Specialist
  • ACSI Training, Midway Island POC, TALPA, Part 139
Jim Schroeder Management and Program Analyst
  • External Safety Management Systems, UAS, Space Ops
Marc Tonnacliff Senior Aircraft Fire Fighting Specialist
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, AEP, Fueling Operations
Vacant Airport Certification Specialist  
John Weller Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
Dale Williams Airport Certification Safety and Compliance Specialist
  • UAS, Space, Part 139

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