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Mike Borfitz, Seattle WA 

I'm pleased to make myself available for consulting and contract work, and to match my professional experience with your immediate and strategic corporate needs.  I have twenty three years of government service and thirteen years in the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, in both working level and senior management positions, which makes me uniquely qualified to help you achieve your long and short term goals regarding type and production certification, process management and strengthening your regulatory relationships. I have been the “go-to guy” within the Boeing Company in several critical positions where I assisted in solving difficult emergent and strategic problems between the company and the FAA, with a proven successful track record.  I'm confident that I have a complete understanding of the needs and motivators of organizations in both the public and private sectors. 

Because of my extensive experience in the FAA and industry, a key skill I bring to the table is the ability to facilitate positive and value-added discussions between you and the FAA in a manner that meets your needs and resonates with the FAA mission, and is mutually beneficial.

In a nutshell, the FAA exists to:

    1  Continuously improve aviation safety and
    2  Maintain public confidence in the air transportation system

The FAA accomplishes that mission in a number of ways, which includes managing the regulatory structure, conducting oversight operations and remaining responsive to the public needs. 

My FAA experience applied to your business will help you understand how best to interface with the FAA.  I will work directly with you and the FAA to understand your company mission, product, people, culture and organization, as well as your relationship with customers and FAA oversight office, and facilitate conversations with the intent to establish operating norms that will allow your business to thrive in the regulatory environment.

I can help in the following areas:

  • Type Certification Process
  • Production Certification
  • ISO AS9100 Accreditation - see www.AvQuality.com
  • Continued Operational Safety
  • General Regulatory Affairs, US and International
  • Organizational Delegations such as ODA, DAS & SFAR 36

My experience in the international arena also puts me in a unique position to assist with foreign authorities as well.

Here's my thumbnail resume, most recent experience is at the top.  Please click on my expanded resume on the left for further details:

  • FAA Program Manager, International Type Certification, Transport A/P
  • Boeing Associate Technical Fellow, Safety and Regulatory Affairs
  • Boeing Senior Manager, Group Quality, responsible for Boeing PC 700
  • FAA Manager, Engine & Propeller Standards Staff
  • FAA Manager, Denver Aircraft Certification Office (ACO)
  • FAA Project Engineer, Modification Branch, Seattle ACO
  • Boeing Flight Test Engineer
  • BS Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • DER Application in Process: Flight Test, Propulsion & Administrative

I'm also available to assist you in your strategies to achieve ISO AS9100 accreditation, please see my other website at www.AvQuality.com.

You can reach me at 206-714-8797, or e-mail me at mike@borfitz.com