Nick Sabatini To Receive AEA Industry Partnership Award
The Aircraft Electronics
Association will recognize Nick Sabatini (right), FAA associate
administrator for aviation safety, with the AEA Industry
Partnership Award at the annual AEA International Convention &
Trade Show in Palm Springs at the end of April.
The AEA Industry Partnership Award is being given in recognition
of Sabatini’s efforts in implementing the FAA Customer
Service Initiative. The CSI has been well received by AEA
membership, and Sabatini has played a vital role in the creation
and success of this program.
The FAA’s Customer Service Initiative addresses AVR
customer service expectations — what FAA’s customers
can expect from the FAA when conducting business with any AVR
office, and what FAA asks of them in return. The goal is to promote
a positive environment between the regulators and industry.
By using the CSI procedures, industry is encouraged to use a
special review checklist in handling disagreements with its
regional regulators without fear of retribution. Since its
inception in 2003 by Sabatini, positive feedback has been received
from AEA members in working with the initiative.
Sabatini has been the FAA associate administrator for aviation
safety since 2001. He oversees a work force of more than 6,100
employees in the FAA’s Washington headquarters, nine regional
offices and more than 125 field offices throughout the world. He is
responsible for the certification, production approval, and
continued airworthiness of aircraft, and the certification of
pilots, mechanics and others in safety-related positions.
Sabatini also is
responsible for certification of all operational and maintenance
enterprises in domestic civil aviation; development of regulations;
civil flight operations; and the certification and safety oversight
of nearly 7,3000 U.S. commercial airlines and air operators.
Prior to joining the FAA, Sabatini was a pilot for the U.S.
Customs Service in New York. From 1958 to 1976, he was a police
office and helicopter pilot for the New York City Police
Department. He holds an airline transport pilot certificate and
several ratings and certificates.
Sabatini will be recognized with the AEA Industry Partnership
Award at the annual AEA Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 21, at the
AEA Convention in Palm Springs.