A brief profile of the FAA's Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification.
October 27, 1995
Anthony J. Broderick was named Associate Administrator for
Regulation and Certification of the Federal Aviation Administration in July
1988, after 17 years of government service.
As head of the agency's Regulation and Certification complex, he is
principally responsible for: certification, production approval, and continued
airworthiness of aircraft; certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in
safety-related positions; certification of all operational and maintenance
enterprises in domestic civil aviation; development of regulations; civil flight
operations; and certification and safety oversight of some 7,300 U.S. commercial
airlines and air operators. These programs have a direct and highly visible
impact on every facet of domestic and international civil aviation and are the
heart of the nation's air safety efforts. Regulation and Certification programs
are carried out by an agency force of approximately 4,300 employees located in
Washington headquarters, 9 regional offices, and more than 125 field offices
throughout the world. The Regulation and Certification work force is augmented
by some 10,000 persons in the private sector aviation community who are
designated to perform certain aviation safety functions on behalf of the Federal
Aviation Administration. The Regulation and Certification budget is about $350
million per year.
Prior to his appointment, Broderick spent three years as Associate
Administrator for Aviation Standards. For three years before that he served as
Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Standards, having been a Technical
Advisor since 1978.
Broderick, who is a private pilot, joined the government in 1971 as a
physicist at the Department of Transportation's Transportation Systems Center in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was an internationally recognized expert on
the complex problems of upper atmospheric ozone reduction. He moved to the FAA
in 1976 as Chief of the High Altitude Pollution Program Staff in the Office of
Environment and Energy. He came to the government from private industry where he
was a project manager for optical and electro-optical systems development for
He has received the Arthur S. Fleming Award (1979) as one of the ten
outstanding young men and women in the Federal Service; been awarded by the
President the Senior Executive Service ranks of both Meritorious Executive
(1982) and Distinguished Executive (1991); and been awarded nine Senior
Executive Service Performance Awards, the FAA Superior Achievement Award (1988),
and the Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement (1989). He was presented a
1992 Aviation Week & Space Technology Aerospace Laurel for Government
leadership in assuring strong FAA safety oversight of foreign airlines operating
into the U.S.
Broderick is a 1964 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Physics. He is married, with two children. He and his family
live in Warrenton, Virginia.