Ravi Chaudhary appointed as Executive Director for FAA Operations

Ravi Chaudhary, an Indian American has been appointed as Executive director for Regions and Center Operations at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a key federal aviation post of United States (US).

As Executive director of FAA, Chaudhary will be responsible to

  • Execute and oversight aviation operations in 9 different regions of US as well as the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.
  • Execute a $288 million operating budget and lead over 2100 federal employees assigned to the FAA in 9 regions.

About Ravi Chaudhary

  • Chaudhary is a former US Air Force officer with 21 years of service experience at various Air Force bases. He also is a C-17 pilot and had completed various assignments in Air Force command, operational, engineering, and senior staff assignments.
  • He holds FAA commercial, instrument pilot and multi-engine certificates. Since 2001 in his deployments he has logged over 3000 hours as a pilot and flight test engineer which includes 760 combat hours.
  • In May 2014, US President Barack Obama had appointed him as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • Chaudhary holds a B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Academy and M.S. degree in industrial engineering as a NASA graduate fellow from St. Mary’s University.

About Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

FAA is a national aviation authority of the United States. At present it is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is nodal agency in US that regulates and oversees all aspects of American civil aviation.

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