Areas of Focus

ICAO Annex Compliance
Civil Aviation Regulatory Analysis
Civil Aviation Inspector Training
Legislative Research and Analysis


BA (International Studies), American University (DC)


Modern Standard Arabic (Intermediate High)

Erin Patton Analyst
202-457-7790 (office)
571-733-0131 (mobile)

Erin Patton is an Analyst at The Wicks Group. Erin’s work is focused primarily on assisting foreign civil aviation authorities (CAAs) with meeting ICAO Annex 1, 6, and 8 standards and recommended practices for aviation safety oversight and monitoring. Specific examples of her experience include developing and facilitating aviation safety inspector training programs for the Bahrain and Angola CAAs and editing inspector guidance materials for those CAAs. Erin also routinely provides research and analytic assistance to TWG senior legal and consulting professionals on a wide range of aviation-related topics.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Service from American University, School of International Service (SIS), where she concentrated in Peace, Conflict, and Global Security and National Security in the Middle East. Her expertise is in qualitative research and strategic communications. During her time at AU, she worked as an Arabic Language Intern for an international NGO focusing on gender equality in Amman, Jordan, and interned for a DC-based nonprofit which supports programs taught in universities to create innovative solutions to national security issues. Additionally, Erin served as Chief Intern at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Office of Business Development, where she assisted on several projects relating to providing resources for refugees in Africa and the Middle East.

Representative Experience

  • Analyzing documents for foreign civil aviation authorities to ensure compliance with ICAO Annex 1, 6, and 8, and FAA Model Civil Aviation Regulations
  • Editing training curricula for foreign civil aviation authority inspectors
  • Facilitating online training delivery to foreign civil aviation authority inspectors
  • Researching legislation related to US economic regulations and presenting findings to TWG senior professionals
  • Translating interviews from Arabic to English
  • Authoring course guides, presentations, newspaper articles, and website content for multiple organizations
  • Creating an Excel database used by multiple personnel