Jorge Castillo

Manager, Rotorcraft Strategic Policy Section, Policy & Innovation Division, FAA

Jorge Castillo is the FAA manager of the Rotorcraft Strategic Policy Section in the Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Services. His office consists of a staff of Rotorcraft Strategic Policy Advisors responsible with identifying and implementing rotorcraft strategic priorities and initiatives in the areas of 14 CFR Part 27 (Normal Category) and Part 29 (Transport Category) rotorcraft airworthiness standards, certification policies, and safety initiatives. Mr. Castillo’s office also supports the development of airworthiness standards and policy pertaining to innovative aircraft such as eVTOL and powered-lift aircraft. He has held many other positions in the FAA including, Manager of the Rotorcraft Standards Staff, Manager of the Rotorcraft Regulations and Policy Group, Manager of the Rotorcraft Safety Management Group, and Systems and Software Staff engineer. Before joining the FAA, Mr. Castillo worked for the United States Department of Defense as a systems and software engineer on many major advanced military aircraft and weapon systems. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX and his master’s in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.