Mike Borfitz Certification Task Force Co-Chair CEO, Kilroy Aviation


Mike Borfitz earned a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1980.

Today he is the CEO of Kilroy Aviation, based at Salisbury Regional Airport, MD. He is an ODA Administrator and Management Designated Engineering Representative (DER) with FAA delegated authority to approve data in the technical disciplines of Flight Test and Powerplant, Parts 23 and 25. His 43 years of engineering experience includes 23 years of public service with the FAA and 13 years with the Boeing Company, plus a wide variety of private experience as a contract DER and regulatory & safety consultant. He is in demand as an expert witness in civil litigation involving aviation safety as well as type and production certification. He has written a variety of articles on subjects such as FAA certification of unmanned aerial systems (drones), FAA safety, certification and delegation.