Charles Norris Biondi, 55, an authority on aviation and a former resident here, died of a heart attack Sept, 5 in Paris, France.
Born in Washington, he attended the University of Virginia, where he earned bachelor's, master's and law degrees. He also was a graduate of the International Air and Space Law School of McGill University in Montreal.
During World War II, Mr. Biondi was with the air transport divisions of the Foreign Economic Administration, first in Brazil and then in India.
After the war, he became administrative assistant to the secretary of the International Air Transport Association, serving in Montreal, Johannesburg, Paris an Singapore.
Mr. Biondi joined Philippine Air Lines in 1949 as a regional traffic and sales manager for Southeast Asia with headquarters in Manila. He was vice president of the airline during 1956-58.
He then returned here and served as legal adviser to the chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board until 1962, when he went to Paris as senior vice president for Seaboard World Airlines in Europe.
Since 1970, MR. Biondi had been vice president of European operations of the Three Cities Research Corp. division of the Bemberg Investment Group in Paris.
He is survived by a brother, Alexander C., of Alexandria, and a sister, Phyllis R., of Markham,Va.