Washington: Vishal S. Amin has become the first Indian-American diplomat serving as the Senior Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regional representative for South Asia. Based out of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, he will be the top FAA authority in South Asia on U.S. civil aviation, policies, practices and procedures. Amin is passionate about aviation safety and will also promote international aviation safety and efficiency.
Amin began his FAA career as an air traffic controller and went on to work in many leadership roles. He is a certified Commercial Pilot and Single and Multi-engine Flight Instructor. He has a Professional Certificate from the MIT and an Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Vishal served four years in the United States Air Force and was also appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Earlier, he also served as CEO of Aertron, Inc., a veteran-owned business providing innovative transportation solutions.