Crystal Ferguson

Senior Aviation Analyst

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science, Aeronautics; Aviation Safety Management Systems, 2013

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics, 2011

Ms. Ferguson has over 9 years of aviation operations and safety experience.  As PAI's Deputy Director of Industry Affairs, she uses her aviation expertise and analytical and statistical skills to support PAI’s Government and industry clients.  Ms. Ferguson’s duties include supporting aviation directed studies by analyzing data, organizing her findings, and drafting technical studies and other reports and written documents.  Additionally, she uses her organizational skills and experience to support PAI’s clients by tracking and organizing records and other supplemental information.  Ms. Ferguson attends meetings, takes notes, and drafts records of meeting and other committee documents as necessary.

Ms. Ferguson’s major projects at PAI have included providing administrative support to the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Metrics Monitoring Working Group, creating reports on the current status of proposed aviation rules for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Rulemaking (ARM), and providing meeting and data analysis support to the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) workshops held worldwide.  In addition, Ms. Ferguson has provided FAA exemption processing support, digitized and processed historic FAA records, cataloged incident and accident reports, and provided support at the twice‑yearly Aviation Safety InfoShare conference.

Previously, Ms. Ferguson served as a B–1 Bomber Crew Chief in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years.  Following this, she completed her master’s degree in Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  While working on her degree, Ms. Ferguson worked at Embry-Riddle as a Military and Veterans Affairs Counselor.  She also attended the FAA Academy, where she studied critical aspects of the National Airspace System, various aircraft platforms and inflight operational characteristics, and air traffic control phraseology.