FAA Names Khalil Kodsi Manager of Airport Engineering Division

The FAA recently announced that Khalil Kodsi has been selected as the Manager of the Airport Engineering Division, AAS-100 and will begin on May 31st. Kodsi is a Senior Airport Civil Engineer with 32 years in professional engineering experience, with the last 26 years supporting the Federal Aviation Administration.

Kodsi worked for various FAA branches within the Air Traffic Organization and started his career with Facilities & Equipment (F&E) at the Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles, California in 1990. Kodsi was the Lead Project Engineer responsible for the design and construction of numerous Airway Facilities projects. In 1994 he was promoted to the office of Planning and Resources at Western Pacific as the Regional Associate Program Manager. In 1996 Kodsi accepted a position as the Associate Lead for NAS Integration with ANS-700, in Washington DC. In 1999 he took a one year position as the Manager for Surveillance and Weather platform during the F&E consolidation process to a NAS Integration (ANI) group. While with ATO, Kodsi managed the Unstaffed Infrastructure System (UIS) for the Eastern Service Area and successfully scoped and implemented an American Recovery and Reinvestment effort mandated by OMB from 2009 to 2010.

In 2010 Kodsi joined the Office of Airport Safety and Standards, Airport Engineering Division at Headquarters, where he successfully led several work groups for the very important updates of “Airport Design”, AC 150/5300-13 and “Operational Safety on Airports during Construction”, AC 150/5370-2, and successfully managed the update of the “Heliport Design”, AC 150/5390-2 Advisory Circular. Kodsi represents the Office of Airport Engineering at the Airport Consultant Council (ACC), Airport Council International (ACI) American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and regional conferences and is a core member on the Airport Construction Advisory Council (ACAC). Khalil was the airport lead on the Surface Safety Initiative Team, and he is the United States member on the Heliport Design Work Group (HDWG) under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Prior to joining the FAA, Kodsi worked as a structural design engineer with private consultants, around the Baltimore, MD area designing bridges for the State and Interstate Highway. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Maryland and is a Certified Project Management Professional.