The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has appointed Harold Honey as Civil Pavement Engineer, beginning the week of October 12, according to Michael A.P. Meyers, P.E., Acting Manager of the FAA’s Airport Engineering Division, Office of Airport Safety and Standards in Washington, DC.

Harold spent 8-1/2 years as an Active Duty Air Force Civil Engineer Officer, with the last five of those years focused on airfield pavements.

He taught airfield pavement continuing education courses at The Civil Engineer School of the Air Force Institute of Technology. He also served as a team chief on the Air Force Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team, performing structural, friction, and pavement surface condition evaluations at Air Force airfields around the world.

After separating from the Air Force in 2014, Harold joined the consulting firm of Michael Baker International,* where he spent nearly six years as an airfield engineering technical manager and most recently as a project manager. He managed a variety of airfield projects for aviation clients from general aviation to large hub airports as well as Department of Defense agencies. His project experience spans five continents and almost every region of the United States. He is also a professionally licensed engineer in Pennsylvania and Ohio and is a certified project management professional (PMP).

Many ACPA members know Harold, either personally or by reputation. Gary Mitchell adds, “We have known Harold for years since our participation and support of The Civil Engineer School of the Air Force Institute of Technology when he taught airfield pavement continuing education courses.”

“Harold’s technical expertise in airfield pavement design and construction is outstanding,” Gary continues. “He will be an outstanding addition to the FAA Headquarters engineering staff and will be able to immediately fill the vacancy left by Doug Johnson’s retirement. We are very excited to continue our working relationship with the FAA through our relationship with Harold.”

Harold has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.

He has been married to married to his wife, Jana, for almost 13 years and they have two boys, Owen and Logan. He is a U.S.A. Hockey certified coach and helps coach his boys’ youth hockey teams.

The FAA also will be hiring a second pavement engineer and will announce it when the selection is official.


* An ACPA member.