Tim Shaver

Deputy Director, Safety Standards


Timothy W. Shaver is the Federal Aviation Administration’s Deputy Director for the Office of Safety Standards in Flight Standards Service. The Office of Safety Standards consists of seven divisions responsible for policy and guidance regulations, aircraft evaluation, air transportation, aircraft maintenance, general aviation and commercial safety, safety analysis and promotion, international programs, flight technologies, and regulatory support. Under Mr. Shaver’s leadership, the office’s activities directly support certificate oversight, surveillance, and the management decisions of our stakeholders.

Previously, Mr. Shaver was the Manager of the Aircraft Maintenance Division. In 2009 he joined Flight Standards as the Manager of the Aircraft Maintenance Division’s Avionics Branch. Before joining Flight Standards, Mr. Shaver was in the Aircraft Certification Service’s Avionics Systems Branch.

Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. Shaver spent 14 years at a part 121 air carrier working in various capacities, including avionics airworthiness manager, avionics engineer and radio and electrical mechanic. Mr. Shaver started his aviation career serving eight years as a guidance and control technician in the U.S. Air Force performing in-shop and on-aircraft troubleshooting, repair, inspection and maintenance.

When Tim isn’t spending his time working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and fishing.


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