The FAA recently created a special award to honor Aviat Aircraft’s Albert Humbert for “outstanding achievement,” recognizing “exceptional performance as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative” (DMIR).
It is the first award of its kind and the only one that has been presented to a DMIR by the FAA.
Humbert was called upon to complete a Request for Conformity by the FAA’s Seattle Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO). At issue was a flap and aileron modification to Aviat’s Husky. His submission was “so thorough and accurate,” according to FAA officials, that the MIDO manager began showing the documents around the office and then moved to copy and distribute them as representative of a standard to be emulated by other DMIRs.