Arlington, VA – April 15, 2020 – Objective Area Solutions is thrilled to announce that Tony Ferrante has joined our Team as a Senior Consultant. Tony most recently served as the Vice President of Operations at Advanced Aviation Solutions, where he focused on delivering a full array of services associated with all facets of air traffic management, airspace management, and aeronautical information, as well as business strategies, policies and, plans associated with the implementation and integration of new technologies.
Tony previously served as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Executive Director of the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service (AOV) from 2006 – 2017. Tony established the internationally recognized regulatory oversight program for air navigation services provided by the Federal Aviation Administration worldwide. Under Tony’s leadership, AOV provided independent oversight of the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s provision of air traffic services. Among Tony’s many significant accomplishments was directing the design,. implementation, and approval of the FAA’s first Safety Management System still in use by the Air Traffic Organization. During his tenure as AOV’s Executive Director, Mr. Ferrante was also responsible for the establishment, approval,and acceptance of safety standards in use at all FAA operated Air Traffic Control and Air Navigation Service facilities worldwide. Tony also led efforts that developed and implemented programs for the licensing and credentialing of FAA and Department of Defense Air Traffic Controllers, as well as the FAA Airway Transportation System Specialists, and the Aeronautical Information Specialists in at the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency.
Prior to establishing the AOV Organization, Tony served as the Manager of the FAA’s Air Traffic Investigations Division, the Manager of Terminal and Flight Service Operations and Procedures, and has served the FAA in a variety of other air traffic control related positions over his 35-year career. Tony also served as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in the USAF.
Tony attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, majoring in Professional Aeronautics. He is also a graduate of Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society,and a Graduate of the University of Southern California’s Safety Management Course as well as numerous other leadership courses with both the USAF and the FAA. Tony lives in Northern Virginia with his family.