Aviation Expert Patrick Major Joins ICF International Subsidiary, SH&E

FAIRFAX, VA — SH&E, a subsidiary of ICF International, announces the addition of aviation industry expert Capt. Patrick Major to its consultancy. Major joins the firm's Washington, D.C.-based safety business unit as vice president of Flight Operations, Air Carrier Certification, Training, and Organizational Development. In his new position, he will support the unit’s current service offerings, spearhead development of its Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS) airline certification enterprise, and augment SH&E's air carrier auditing, training, and civil aviation support activities.

Major has more than 20 years of airline certification, flight operations, regulatory compliance, management, and training experience, and has been involved in both domestic and foreign governmental and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining ICF–SH&E, he served as aviation safety inspector-instructor for several developing nations and advised them on creating, implementing, and enforcing aviation regulations to meet international (ICAO) standards.

Major has held numerous positions in the air carrier and flight training industries, including manager of special projects and ATOS certification project manager for a U.S.-based international air carrier, director of flight operations, director of training, and project manager. Before joining the aviation community, he served more than a decade as director of human resources in high-technology companies. Major has a B.A. in business administration from Eckerd College and is licensed as a single- and multi-engine, commercial, instrument, and airline transport pilot with turbojet flight engineer and flight instructor certifications.

"Patrick represents our continuing effort to build a world-class, global-reach safety practice," says Louis Sorrentino, ICF vice president and managing director of SH&E's safety business unit. "With Patrick as our latest team member, we continue to build a broad-based cadre of seasoned and internationally focused safety professionals dedicated to optimizing comprehensive and sustainable real-time solutions uniquely suited to ICF–SH&E clientele."