I’m a private pilot and devoted aviator. I recently retired from FedEx Corporation after 41 years of service as the MD10/11 Aircraft Fleet Manager in the Maintenance Operations Control Center (MOCC). I continue to dedicate voluntary time to the Memphis Blackhawks organization and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals in Memphis TN.
I met Ms. Woods when she joined the Memphis Blackhawks volunteer organization in 1997. She exemplified her love and passion for aviation early on in her career. I began a mentor relationship with her, which continues today.
I’ve experienced Ms. Woods growth, integrity, and professional self-branding as an aviation professional first hand. Her continued employment in aviation required movement across the states, yet she was steadfast and maintained frequent contact with me toward her growth and success in the industry.
As a 45+ year private pilot and airframe & powerplant mechanic, I highly recommend that you consider Ms. Woods the extended privilege of becoming a DAR-T for the Administration. I strongly believe she would be a positive enhancement to the aircraft certification designee community.
Billy J. Shannon, Sr.
FedEx Fleet Manager MOCC