Jacques Astre has over 31 years of service with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an aviation safety inspector. He founded IASS, LLC, an aviation consultancy, in 2013. For 27 years he has served on general aviation, airline, and international aviation safety oversight assignments in over 50 countries. He has provided technical assistance to civil aviation authorities around the world. For 10 years he was an FAA IASA Team Lead conducting assessments in over 50 countries. During his career, he certified pilots, airlines and flight schools, investigated incidents and accidents, and conducted regulatory enforcement.
Mr. Astre holds Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Engineer, Flight, and Ground Instructor licenses issued by the FAA. He holds type ratings in the Lear Jet, Gulfstream II/III, Lockheed, L-1011, and the McDonnell Douglas, MD-11. He is also sea plane rated. Mr. Astre graduated Dowling College with a B.S. Degree in Aeronautics & Professional Pilot and holds a M.S. Degree in Human Factors Aerospace from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He currently provides training to FAA safety inspectors and to foreign aviation safety inspectors for ICAO. He is fluent in French.