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Peter M. Friedman

I have been in Aviation, both Operations and Maintenance since 1965. In 2016 I was awarded the FAA’s Charles Taylor 50-Year Master Mechanic award. I look forward to receiving the FAA’s Orville Wright award in a few years for being a certificated Pilot for 50 years as well.



  • 35+ years Quality Management under PMA and TSO.
  • 35+ years Chief Inspector under FAR 145.
  • 6+ years Chief Inspector/Maintenance Manager under FAR 135 8+ years FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)
  • 5+ years FAA Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR)


  • FAA FAASTeam Representative – Oakland FSDO (2017-current)
  • FAA UAS Remote Pilot (2017-current)
  • FAA Inspection Authorization Seminar Instructor (1990-current)
  • FAA Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (1995-2000)
  • FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (1988-1996)
  • FAA Inspection Authorization (1982-current)
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant Technician (1978-current)
  • FAA Commercial Pilot-ASMEL CE500 SIC (1977-current)
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (1977-current)
  • FAA Ground Instructor-Advanced & Instrument (1977-current)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (1993-current)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Technician (1992-current)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (1993-current)


  • 35+ years developing and implementing FAA approved manuals and procedures under
  • FAR 135, 145, PMA/TSO, ISO 9000, AS9000, MIL-1-45208A and MIL-Q-9858.
  • 35+ years managing quality programs under FAR 135, 145, PMA/TSO, ISO 9000, AS9000.
  • Develop and implement FAR 145 quality procedure manuals.
  • Develop and obtain FAA approval on major repair/alteration data.
  • Conduct FAA-approved Inspection Authorization renewal seminars. (
  • Design and implement FAA-approved supplier evaluation SAS programs.
  • Conduct seminars and inventory audits on unapproved aircraft parts.
  • Present seminars for FAA, ASQ and industry groups on Aircraft Maintenance and Quality issues.
  • Provide expert witness research and testimony in aviation litigation and defense.
  • Contributing Editor to aviation magazine and industry trade journals.


  • Masters Degree - Aviation Safety Management (I981)


  • 2003- Owner-Chief Inspector Friedman Aviation Enterprises (FAR 145)
  • 2000-2003 Dir. of Quality-Chief Inspector KaiserAir, Inc. (FAR 135/145)
  • 1994-2000 VP of Corp. Quality Airweld, Inc. (FAR 145)
  • 1992-1994 Director of Quality Aircraft Metal Products Corp. (FAR 145)
  • 1990-1992 VP of Corp. Quality Ameriflight, Inc. (FAR 135/145)
  • 1986-1989 Quality Manager Military Standards Corporation
  • 1975-1986 President-Chief Inspector Aircraft Metal Products Corp. (FAR 145)
  • 1972-1975 Quality Manager Pressure Research Engineering

David B. Friedman

FAA ATP (CE500 |CE-750 |BBD-700 |BE-300 |DA-50 |DA-50 EASY |HS-125), CFII-MEI, A&P/IA, UAS AGI/IGI.

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