Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary was on 24 February 2015 appointed as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under this key position, Chaudhary will oversee aviation operations in nine different regions.
Chaudhary will be responsible for executing a 288 million US dollars operating budget of FAA and will lead over 2100 Federal Employees in nine nationwide regions.
He will also be responsible for providing Department of Transportation and FAA-wide services in the areas of operations, safety, policy, corporate outreach, emergency readiness, facilities management, besides centralised support for the National Aerospace System.
Earlier, Chaudhary completed 21 years of service at the Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base.
• Ravi Chaudhary is a C-17 Pilot and has done a variety of command, operational, engineering, and senior staff assignments in the Air Force.
• He has also served at the Pentagon as a Speechwriter and Strategic Planner in the Secretary of the Air Force Executive Action Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Strategic Plans and Programs.
• In May 2014, Chaudhary was appointed by US President Barack Obama as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
• Chaudhary holds a bachelor degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Academy, Masters in Operational Arts and Science from Air University and a post-graduation degree in Industrial Engineering from St Mary’s University as a NASA graduate fellow.
Who: Ravi Chaudhary
When: 24 February 2015