Aviation Safety Regulatory Compliance
Technical Document Requirements
FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative
FAA A&P Mechanic
FAA Flight Engineer
FAA Commercial Pilot
FAA Charles Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award
Vincent (Vinny) Lepera is Vice-President, Technical Projects, for The Wicks Group Consulting. Vinny has more than 40 years of experience as an FAA aviation safety inspector, supervisor, and manager, including serving as the manager of the FAA New York International Field Office for several years. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing 140 foreign Part 129 air carriers that were operating into the US as well as numerous Part 145 Repair Stations across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Since retiring from the FAA, Vinny has served as a senior airworthiness consultant on numerous projects to assist foreign civil aviation authorities with preparing for FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) audits, most recently including his work for TWG projects in Azerbaijan, India, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. He also has developed and implemented Continuous Analysis and Surveillance Systems for FAR 121 and FAR 135 operators, written maintenance inspection procedures and other technical manuals for both air carriers and repair stations, and assisted repair stations with the FAR certification process and related training needs.
Vinny also is an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative, authorized to issue airworthiness certificates to aircraft up to 880,000 pounds in weight.