Arlington, Va. — George Novak, an executive with more than 20 years of regulatory compliance and international aviation law and policy experience for both the FAA and George Washington University, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as assistant vice president of civil aviation.
Most recently, Novak was director of safety, borders and security with InterVISTAS Consulting, LLC. While at the firm he also worked on regulatory and compliance issues, aircraft certification strategies and on international policy issues involved with FAA, EU and ICAO standards.
“George’s extensive experience on a wide gamut of civil aviation issues will be an enormous asset,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “The projected growth of the market for our members makes it very important that we have strong leadership on these issues.”
Novak began his professional career in 1983 as an attorney with the FAA. Subsequently he worked as a consultant on a wide variety of U.S. and international legal and regulatory issues for manufacturers, air carriers, airports and civil aviation authorities. He was the lead research scientist at George Washington University’s Aviation Institute and program administrator for the university’s International Summits on Aviation Safety and Security, a congressionally mandated cooperative training program for transport ministers and other policy leaders.
Novak has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.