ATP/Type Rating Airman Certification Standards

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Barbara Adams, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration

Barbara Adams is an analyst in the FAA Flight Standards Service’s Air Carrier Training Programs and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch. In this capacity she served as the Team Lead for the Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations rulemaking project, and she is leading the FAA team’s work on the ACS for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

Before joining the FAA, Barbara served as an aviation technical specialist for AOPA. She also flew as a pilot for Independence Air/Atlantic Coast Airlines. She has a BBA in Aviation Management and a MS in Aviation from the University of North Dakota.

Update on the ATP Airman Certification Standards

Barbara Adams will review the status of the upcoming release of the Airman Certification Standards for the ATP certificate. This information will be of use to training providers who are developing curriculum for future airline pilots.