Manager, AFS-200, Air Transportation Division, Federal Aviation Administration
Robert Reckert is the manager of AFS-200, the Air Transportation Division. The Air Transportation Division is part of the Office of Safety Standards within the Flight Standards Service.
The Air Transportation Division is responsible for the regulations and policy governing the certification, training and the operational aspects of air carriers and commercial operators, air agencies (aircraft dispatcher, flight engineer, and flight navigator-approved schools), and air carrier airmen. It is also responsible for management and oversight of the National Simulator Program (NSP) and the air taxi insurance certification function.
Prior to his role as the AFS-200 Division Manager, Robert has served as the Acting Deputy Director Air Carrier Safety Assurance, the AFS-600 Division Manager, the Portland, ME FSDO Manager, the Bradley FSDO Assistant Manager, and as a Front Line Manager and Aviation Safety Inspector in the Windsor Locks, CT FSDO.
Robert is retired from the United States Army. During Robert’s military career, he served in various positions as an AH-64D Apache Longbow Maintenance Test Pilot and as an HH-60M Blackhawk Standardization Instructor Pilot. Prior to joining the FAA, Robert worked as a 14 CFR Part 135 Helicopter Emergency Medical Services captain.
Robert is a graduate of Norwich University and has a Master of Science in Executive Leadership. He is also a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics. He is a Commercial Pilot; typed in the S-70 and S-70M, a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), a Remote Pilot, and an A&P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization.
Rob and his family reside just west of Portland, Maine where his family enjoys outdoor activities and sports.