Donald Scata Noise Division Manager, Office of Environment and Energy FAA

Don Scata
Don is an aviation professional working in the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Environment and Energy (AEE), currently as the Acting Noise Division Manager and permanently as the Senior International Advisor.  Don has been working at FAA since 2012.  His current work is focused on managing FAA's research and policy development regarding aircraft noise certification, impacts, and reduction.  In his permanent role, he focuses on coordinating FAA's International Environmental Activities, including work in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP).  Recently, Don has been focused on providing technical support to ICAO on the development of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).   Don is also a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) expert, and co-led the update of FAA Order 1050.1E and creating a supporting Desk Reference.  Prior to joining FAA, Don worked as an aviation management, aviation planning, and environmental consultant focused on meeting the needs of FAA and airport clients throughout the US.
Don holds a MS in Air Transportation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a BS in Aviation Management with Flight from the Florida Institute of Technology.  Additionally, Don holds a single/multi-engine instrument commercial pilot certificate and was a certified flight instructor.  
Don lives in Columbia, MD with his wife Lisa, and his children Trey, Ellie, & Luke.