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Roger J. Phaneuf, PhD, Consultant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy, Instrumentation, 1968                                                                            
Master of Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1964                                                         
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1962 

Commercial Pilot Certificate—Airplane, single and multiengine land; Instrument rating
Flight Engineer Certificate—Turbojet

Dr. Phaneuf is an aeronautical engineer and pilot with extensive experience in air carrier flight operations and maintenance.  As president of PAI for more than 29 years, he managed and conducted research and training on all aspects of air carrier maintenance program development, and assisted the FAA in developing related guidance material for the industry and for FAA inspectors.  Dr. Phaneuf was part of the FAA Flight Standards Service CASS training development team responsible for developing the prototype course in late 2004 and in 2005.  He was one of two instructors who taught the 5-day initial prototype course, and he continues to teach the 6-day development courses at the FAA Center for Management and Executive Leadership.

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Phaneuf has accomplished evaluations of maintenance programs and practices for Evergreen International Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways, Comair, and ATA Airlines.  In 2003 and 2004, he evaluated reliability programs and their relationship to the CASS at Alaska Airlines and Aloha Airlines, respectively.  In support of the National Program Review conducted in 2000, he helped develop evaluation protocols for FAA teams that covered the CASS, reliability programs, internal evaluation programs, and safety programs.  He also assisted two new Part 121 air carriers in the development of maintenance programs, including the design of a CASS.

Dr. Phaneuf has teaching experience that ranges from formal courses at the college and graduate school level, to conducting training seminars for the air carrier industry, FAA technical personnel, and corporate flight department managers.  During 2004 and 2005, he taught courses on FAA repair station regulations to U.S.-certificated repair stations, and in late 2002 developed and taught a course to FAA personnel on the IEP defined in AC 120–59.