Mel'sPlace Consulting & ODA Services, LLC

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Michael A. Sullivan

Testaments -

"Mike has been great to work with!  He jumped right into the fray to help us develop ICA review processes and prepare for future ODA authority to accept our project ICAs.  He also has helped set a solid path with our AEG focal point so that we have a good relationship with the FAA."  -- Dr. Melissa Sandow, VT DRB Aviation Consultants


Current Authority

ICA review is not an FAA granted delegation authority, but a unique capability based on background, experience, and knowledge.  Currently supporting one ODA as ICA reviewer.


Regulation Experience

14 CFR 23/25 - 1529

14 CFR 121, 135, 145

14 CFR 183



about Michael Sullivan

Over a decade of experience reviewing and accepting ICA documents for the FAA (Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group).  Nearly 20 years employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an aviation safety inspector (ASI) in avionics and EWIS specialist providing guidance on maintenance and regulatory compliance.  Served on organization management teams (OMTs) responsible for overseeing ODAs.

Company:  Sound ICA

Education:  BA – Information Systems Management, St. Martin’s College, Lacey, WA

Phone: 253-961-8163Address: 4113 Robin Road West, University Place, WA  98466Email:


-  Review (and potentially accept) instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA)

-  Development of procedures manual sections for ICA review processes for ODAs to gain acceptance authority.

-  Author ICA documents-  Perform audits (to include ICA maintenance procedures validation)


Special Functions

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