The FAA is proud to employ the expertise of Chief Scientific and Technical Advisors (CSTA) and Senior Technical Specialists (STS) in the Aviation Safety Organization.

The CSTA and STS are leaders in their technical disciplines. They possess the skills and abilities required to deal with the rapidly advancing aerospace technology and internationalization of the industry that is already upon us. They are active members of technical societies, write technical papers, and lecture at universities, and at industry and government forums.

“The FAA Chief Scientific and Technical Advisors (CSTAs) are experts in their fields who play an important role in strengthening the technical competence of our workforce and enhancing the perception of the agency among the broader aviation community.”
—Peggy Gilligan
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety