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Aircraft Evaluation Division

The Aircraft Evaluation Division (AED) assists and coordinates with aircraft manufacturers, operators and other Flight Standards Offices with product-specific Continued Operational Safety (COS) issues. We are available 24/7 to support COS.

Our goal is to ensure Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFX) are mutually-informed of product-specific continued operational safety issues and information.

Air Carriers: It is preferred you work through your CMO/FSDO first. Regardless, the AED stands ready and available 24/7 to facilitate your emergency needs. The following people will take your call.

  • Bob Nantz, (253) 683-0620
  • Dan Skoglund, (253) 225-4042
  • Tom Matzen, (312) 972-7614

Other Information:

If you need an Emergency Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) for a Part 25 transport category aircraft or Part 33 Engine, current detailed AMOC guidance can be found in:

  • Order 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 59, Section 3
  • Order 8110.103, Appendix E
  • AC 39-10

General Aviation: It is preferred you work through your CMO/FSDO first. Regardless, the AED stands ready and available 24/7 to facilitate your emergency needs. The following people will take your call.

  • John Posey: 502-741-2744
  • Lloyd Lewis: 469-216-5625
  • Wayne Cummings: 540-383-1246

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