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Bennett Aviation Consulting offers specialized service to the airport community in federal requirements that affect airport governance, finance, infrastructure development, safety, and operations.



While in law school he served as special assistant to the Maryland State Aviation Administrator at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  Prior to entering law school, he served as pilot and instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force. 


Mr. Bennett holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.S. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in English literature from Bucknell University.


David Bennett retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2008 after 12 years as Director, Airport Safety and Standards in the Airports Line of Business.  During that time he was responsible for issuing FAA's airport design and construction standards, for oversight of the 14 CFR Part 139 safety certification and inspection of commercial airports, for airport compliance with Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant assurances and surplus property deeds, and for review of applications under the FAA Airport Privatization Pilot Program.  


Mr. Bennett is a member of the Maryland bar, and served 16 years in the FAA Office of the Chief Counsel as Assistant Chief Counsel for Airports and Environmental Law, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations and Enforcement, Manager of the Airspace and Air Traffic Rules Law Branch, and staff attorney for the Metropolitan Washington Airports. 


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