Apr
18
2008

Tony Gul Joins ICF International Subsidiary, SH&E

Will Establish Certification and Standardization Unit

 

 

Washington, DC, April 18, 2008 -

Tauheed “Tony” Gul has joined leading aviation consultant SH&E, an ICF International company. He will be the senior safety manager in the firm’s expanding safety, security, and operations business.

Mr. Gul most recently served as director of quality assurance and chief inspector for one of the country’s elite business-only air carriers. There he had safety responsibility for transitioning the carrier to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), using his hallmark approach to compliance through the proactive use of experience-tested system safety principles and risk management processes.

In his new position, Mr. Gul will have the primary responsibility of establishing SH&E’s certification and standardization unit in its safety division. Responding to safety infrastructure needs, this new SH&E service will support Part 121 air carrier applicants and current carriers in their transition to ATOS.

Lou Sorrentino, head of SH&E’s safety business, said, “Tony’s front line experience working within ATOS and applying it to real-world operations is a perfect complement to our current expertise in building safety and quality oversight into a complete organization. Our approach to ATOS implementation goes beyond basic compliance to existing regulation—we build constant diligence and oversight into the carrier’s culture.”

ATOS is the FAA’s System Safety approach to certification, surveillance, and certification management, introduced in October 1998.

SH&E’s longstanding domestic and international experience in the safety domain has enabled it to refine the means to effectively transfer knowledge from intent to actual integration. The SH&E Safety Architecture approach to building an effective and tangible safety and quality structure provides a complimentary platform to refine ATOS integration.

SH&E’s role as International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit program  further supports this new initiative.

 

 

About SH&E and ICF International

For 45 years SH&E has been dedicated to serving the air transportation industry, providing its aviation expertise to airlines, airports, governments, international agencies, manufacturers, and financial institutions. The company’s core capabilities include airline strategy, planning, and operations; airport demand management, planning, and air service marketing; cost-benefit analysis of environmental regulations; cargo studies; revenue management; appraisals, maintenance management, and asset management; safety and security audits; financial due diligence, and privatization, mergers, and alliances. In December 2007, SH&E’s one hundred-plus staff joined ICF International, further expanding its breadth of services, offerings, and expertise. SH&E’s Web site is www.sh-e.com.

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.

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