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David Boulter

Vice President, Flight Program Operations

photo of David H. BoulterDavid H. Boulter is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Vice President of Flight Program Operations, AJF-0, for the Air Traffic Organization.

In this role, Mr. Boulter serves as the agency's Flight Program Executive. He is responsible for all aspects of FAA Flight Program safety, administration, operations, training, and maintenance. Flight Program Operations core business is safe flight operations and efficient execution of its four primary missions: aviation safety training; flight inspection; research, development, test and evaluation support; and transportation. Mr. Boulter oversees all operations in support of the National Airspace System and United States Military. The FAA Flight Program operates 44 aircraft in worldwide flight operations. The organization holds an Air Operator certificate under Part 135, as well as Part 145 repair station certificate and an ODA.

Since joining the FAA, Mr. Boulter held 14 CFR Part 119 management positions in three FAA Flight Programs and also served on a detail as Manager of the National Flight Program Oversight Office. He began his FAA career in 1997 as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office before transferring to his first FAA Flight Program position with Aviation System Standards as a pilot and check airman. He went on to serve as Assistant Division Manager/Assistant Director of Operations and Director of Operations/Division Manager of Aviation System Standards (now Flight Program Operations).

Mr. Boulter then took a position as the Senior FAA Representative/Senior Foreign Affairs Specialist in Afghanistan before returning to flight program operations as the Assistant Manager and Director of Operations for the Flight Standards Flight Program. He most recently served as the Flight Program Manager and Director of Operations for the Washington Flight Program based at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Before joining the FAA, Mr. Boulter held various civilian aviation positions in part 121 and part 135 operations as a pilot, flight instructor, check airman, and Chief Pilot of a commuter airline.

Mr. Boulter holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with CL60, BE30, EMB-110, CV24-34-44 type ratings, and he is a Certified Flight Instructor ASEL, AMEL, and Instrument.

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