IASA Audits and Reviews
Aircraft Standards Development
Civil Aviation Rulemaking
Aviation Safety Inspection
Flight Vision Systems
Air Carrier Training Programs
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Additional Studies, US Air Force Air War College (AL)
FAA Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane), B787, B777, A320, A350, Other
Flight Instructor (Airplane)
Ground Instructor (Advanced)
Turbojet Flight Engineer
Private Pilot (Airplane)
Secretary’s Award for Partnering for Excellence,
US Department of Transportation
FAA One AVS Team Award,
Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service
Bryan Watson is a Senior Technical Consultant for The Wicks Group, with a specialization in aircraft evaluation, standards development, and safety oversight. Bryan has more than 15 years of experience with the FAA, first in the Flight Standards Division and then in the Aircraft Evaluation Division, and also served for many years in the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserves. In his final position at the FAA, ending in 2022, Bryan served as the Chairman of the Flight Standardization Board/Flight Operations Evaluation Board for the A320, B-777, B-787, and numerous other aircraft; worked on the joint development with international authorities of FAA pilot type rating, training, and checking requirements for several aircraft; and developed the FAA Master Minimum Equipment List for Boeing, Airbus, and other aircraft.
Bryan also served on the FAA Rulemaking Committee for Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and as the Flight Standards Division Subject Matter Expert on Advanced Vision Systems. In his earlier career at FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector, he served as the Assistant Principal Operations Inspector for the USAirways B-727 and A320 shuttle, conducted evaluations of Check Airmen and Designated Examiners; and conducted hundreds of check rides and inspections at US airlines. Bryan’s US Air Force service was as an Instructor Pilot and in the US Air Force Reserve he served as a C-130H Evaluator Pilot, Commander, and Combatant Commander.
Bryan’s TWG experience includes serving as a Senior Operations Technical Consultant for an FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment preparation project for the Angola civil aviation authority. Bryan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and FAA Private Pilot, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Ground Instructor, and Flight Engineer certificates.