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Welcome to ADA

The Aviation Designee Association is an trade organization representing the interests of our constituents who function worldwide in the civil aviation community. The majority of our colleagues are designated or approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR) and Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representatives (DMIR).  You don’t have to be a designee; we encourage anyone interested to join us as we endeavor to shape the future of our industry. The Aviation Designee Association has been created to guide and represent FAA appointed maintenance, manufacturing and other interested entities and individuals through the complexities of the aviation designee environment and to provide assistance in navigating the dramatic changes occurring.




Our primary focus is to provide effective leadership to all members by focusing on the regulatory and guidance aspects of the delegation with an emphasis on improving methods, skills and communication.

We work to influence the legislative, regulatory and policy process by providing highly knowledgeable and efficient advocates to work with the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation authorities on behalf of our members.


About the Founder


Susan Fournier
Founder and President, AeroPro, Inc.

Susan Fournier is head of the aviation maintenance consulting firm, AeroPro, based in Freeport, Maine.

She has spent the last 35 years in aviation maintenance and more recently manufacturing. She started her career in the Air Force and transitioned to civil aviation working for FBOs in Colorado, California and the Puget Sound area where she eventually landed a position as an Airworthiness Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2001, she left the FAA to start a successful maintenance consulting business.

Since that time she has assisted many applicants in achieving Part 145 Repair Station status both foreign and domestic and continues to work with production approval holders. She is also a primary Inspection Unit Member for an extremely active FAA Organizational Designation Authorization holder in the northeast.

She is a certificated Airframe and Powerplant Technician and maintains an Inspection Authorization.

She is also an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative for both maintenance and manufacturing, and is an FAA FAAST team member.