Fletcher Aviation Consulting
Fletcher Aviation Consulting

Our team's vast cumulative years as well as diversity of experience in managing various aviation specialties and functions are what make us the right experts to successfully address your organization's needs.  

Cindy Fletcher

President, Fletcher Aviation Consulting

 

Cindy is co-founder of Fletcher Aviation Consulting which she formed after working as Manager for a leading national healthcare provider for several years. Cindy manages Fletcher Aviation Consulting strategic vision while leading capture planning and acting as the "Team Evaluator" for our clients. She has served as a Proposal Architect, Capture Manager and Technical Writer for numerous managerial, professional and technical proposals. Cindy maintains a firm understanding in the myriad of associated regulations, best businesses practices and protocols, as well as analyzing competition and factoring award probability.

 

Cindy has over 20 years of experience in independent small business as well as medical management.  Promoting a commonsense approach to  health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions.

 

Cindy’s expertise and passion are concentrated in the following areas:

Management 

Crisis management

Corporate planning

Team building

Communications

Robert A. Fletcher

Vice President, Fletcher Aviation Consulting

 

Mr. Fletcher has over 37 years of air traffic control and management experience. Robert served 27 years with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and held numerous executive leadership positions such as Regional Manager, Facility Manager, Operations Manager, and Operations Supervisor.  In addition to his management responsibilities, Robert also worked as an Air Traffic Controller, Traffic Management Coordinator and Military Operations Specialist. 

Mr. Fletcher’s unique experience covers all three specialties in Air Traffic Control; Enroute, Terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower, which is quite rare.  He has immense knowledge in the areas of management, safety, systems, operations, procedures, resource management and human capital deployment.

 

 Mr. Fletcher specializes in Air Traffic Control, Facilitation, Management, Safety and Systems. Mr. Fletcher can facilitate your team and/or your stakeholders using FoCuSeD facilitation techniques. 

 EXPERIENCE 

Aviation, Management & Safety Consultant

Manager, Denver Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT)

Manager, Resource Management Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Terminal Operations

Specialist, Resource Management Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Terminal Operations

Operations Manager, Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON)

Operations Supervisor, Phoenix TRACON

Certified Professional Controller, Phoenix TRACON

Operations Supervisor, Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC)

Certified Professional Controller, Area 3, Denver ARTCC

Traffic Management, Coordinator

Certified Professional Controller, Area 4, Denver ARTCC

Military Operations Specialist, Denver ARTCC

Certified Professional Controller, Area 5, Denver ARTCC

Air Traffic Controller, United States Navy

EMPLOYMENT / VOLUNTEER HISTORY

Grand Surf Club, Inc., Board of Directors, 2014-present

AUVSI, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Board of Directors, 2014/2015

Aurora Museum Foundation, Board of Directors, Jan 2013 - 2015

Transportation Research Board, Airport Cooperative Research Program, Ongoing

Fletcher Aviation Consulting, June 2009 to present

Arapahoe County, Colorado, Board of Adjustment, Jan 2009 - 2015

Travois Homeowners Association, Inc., Jan 2009 - 2015

City of Longmont, Colorado, Liquor Licensing Authority 1993-1995 

Federal Aviation Administration, January 2, 1982 to January 3, 2009

United States Navy, September 1976 to August 1981, U.S.S. Midway / N.A.S. Kingsville, Texas

Curt G. Castagna, CM has a diverse background in general aviation, and over 35 years of expertise in FBO operations and management, facility design, development and construction, leasing, negotiations and business development and a proven track record in airport advocacy, community and governmental affairs.  Together with this experience, and being an active licensed pilot and aircraft owner, Curt’s background brings value to many clients.

 

As the President and CEO of the Aerolease and Aeroplex business entities and their general aviation and business aircraft centers located at the Long Beach and Van Nuys Airport, Mr. Castagna has overseen the complete development, construction, management, sales, service and promotion of the Aerolease projects. Instrumental in the start up of the business after assuming the ownership took it back from a previous tenant/operator, Curt has a detailed working knowledge of FBO operations, and as a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and has extensive experience in aircraft, airport operations, airport security and environmental regulations.

 

Mr. Castagna’s strong organizational skills are reflective in his active history in taking leadership roles in airport tenant associations and other aviation trade associations. He has assisted building relationships with local airport authorities, elected officials and representing airport interests together with other city community interest groups. Focusing on maximizing the many economic benefits from the airports he consults, while mitigating and mediating issues, assuring the surrounding community's quality of life concerns are addressed. Mr. Castagna is recognized by his peers and colleagues for being able to establish collaborative partnerships when negotiating thru complex general aviation challenges, while maintaining a focus on compromise and consensus building.

 

Mr. Castagna is devoted to educating and mentoring future aviation administrators; he has over t 22 years experience as an adjunct professor, teaching various aviation related classes in the Aviation Administration Bachelor of Arts program at the California State University at Los Angeles.

 

Mr. Castagna’s career highlights and experience include: 

  • The remediation and new construction of a new 100,000 gallon underground storage facility at the Long Beach Airport in 1998.
  • The construction of a 25,000 sq/ft general aviation hangar development for multiple tenants/uses in 2000.
  • The site and building design, entitlement, construction and project management of a new $15,000,000, 106,000 sq/ft business aviation complex at the Van Nuys Airport in 2008.
  • The complete redevelopment and $3,000,000 remodel of an existing 160,000 sq/ft corporate aviation complex at the Van Nuys Airport in 2009.
  • Resolving and mitigating the complexities that resulted in the complete renovation of the main runway at the Van Nuys Airport in 2012/13.
  • Serving on the President of the Van Nuys Airport Association.
  • A past member of the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the founder of its Airport Area Business Council.
  • A 9-year member of the Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission, a Mayor appointed position and Chair of the Noise and Outreach Sub-Committee.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • A past member of the LA County Aviation Commission appointed by County Supervisor Don Knabe, providing advisory policy for the five LA County general aviation airports.

EDUCATION:

California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

    BA & MA in Public Administration, Transportation Emphasis

Cypress Community College, Cypress CA

    AS, Aviation Management

Rick Gonçalves, P.E. has over 45 years of experience in the design and construction management of a broad range of civil engineering projects.  Expertise includes airport planning and design, water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping and storage facilities, water and wastewater collection and distribution systems, roadway design, storm drainage facilities, residential and commercial site planning and development, and recreational space projects.  Mr. Gonçalves also has specialized expertise in municipal and special district engineering and administration.  He personally acts as the City Engineer or District Engineer for a number of municipalities and special districts.

Mr. Gonçalves has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa and is fluent in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian languages.

 

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering

University of Colorado at Boulder

Post-Graduate Studies, Sanitary Engineering

 

Professional Registration

            Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado,  New Mexico

Erin Hallenburg, PE, QEP has 35 years of professional engineering experience and a wide range of environmental engineering expertise with a specialization in air quality. Erin has managed hazardous waste, hydrogeology and remediation, energy, safety, and air quality groups for more than 17 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Utah and Oregon and a certified Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He has conducted environmental projects throughout the United States.
 

Erin founded  Hill West Environmental which is located in the Inter-mountain West region of the United States and serves clients in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada, as well as other regions of western and north-western U.S. We also have performed projects north-western Pennsylvania, as well as Texas. Our combined expertise includes all aspects of air and water quality consulting, environmental auditing, and oil/gas regulatory services.

Erin currently serves as the Chairman of the Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) Great Basin Chapter. He has served as Program Chair and Vice-Chair of the Great Basin and New Mexico Chapter, Erin is well connected throughout the Inter-mountain West. He is certified as a Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability (CVI) Assessor and DOT Environmental Control Supervisor and is OSHA-HazWoper-trained.


Brenda Jacobs has over 13 years of Air Traffic Control experience, including three years UAS control and integration. She is also a skilled Air Operations Center Combat Airspace Manager, certified in both Airspace Plans and Operations.  Ms. Jacobs has an in-depth knowledge of tower, airfield, and AOC processes, tactics, techniques, and procedures as evidenced by her four control tower operator certifications, three tower supervisor ratings, and two AOC qualifications. Due to her unique experience in UAS tower operations and integration, Ms. Jacobs has been consulted by various organizations including the Air Force Academy Airfield Manager, Creech AFB flying squadrons, and the FAA UAS Integration team.

 

Ms. Jacobs has also participated in doctrinal re-writes and operational testing. She served as an operational test airspace subject matter expert for the 2012 TBMCS-FL Airspace test event, and was a co-author of “Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Air Traffic Management Safety”, presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Science for Air Traffic Management.

 

Ms. Jacobs’s diverse military and civilian aviation background allows her to provide expertise over a wide range of air traffic and airspace processes.

 

Experience

Air Traffic Control:

Creech Tower – 2010-2013; provided sequencing/separation to aircraft using FAA, Air Force, and local airport directives Pilot Liaison, Publications Manager, Airfield Automation System Administrator, and Crew Supervisor. Developed improved tower and radar pattern sequencing procedures for UAS vs. manned aircraft

 

U.S. Air Force – 2000-2007; provided aircraft separation for high-volume Red-and Green-Flag exercises in Nellis/ NTTR airspace. Directed operations of over 300 aircraft during exercises Valiant Shield and Cope North, 2005 – 2006. Revamped tower training procedures at two facilities, reducing controller certification time by 40%. Earned CTO at RAF Lakenheath in 60% of allotted training time; named Airman of the Year 2004. Conducted tower simulator demonstration for Air Traffic Systems Evaluation Program inspection team, lauded for presentation. Served as liaison to four flying squadrons; vastly improved procedures and communications

 

Airspace Management:

Expert in Web AD, ASMA (Airspace Management App), JADOCS, Transverse, AATWeb, MAAP ToolKit 2.0, TBMCS. Streamlined airspace deconfliction/joint fires integration TTPs in Korean AOC during 5 exercise. Revised backup procedures for 3000+ airspaces; ensured airspace deconfliction during system failure

 

Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A. Psychology, 2009

Community College of the Air Force, A.A.S. Aeronautics, 2007 

Edward P. Moy has extensive engineering and management experience, he brings over 37 years of experience with the Federal Aviation Administration, encompassing all areas of technical operations. Ed has executive-level experience as Western Service Area, Director for Technical Operations in which he which managed a staff of 3,000 engineers, technicians, administrative staff and subordinate managers and supervisors.

Ed has budgetary experience with budgets in excess of $500,000,000 for operations annually and maintenance and design/construction/installation budgets of over $300,000,000 annually. Responsibilities and work was throughout the United States as well as the Pacific Rim, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

Areas of focus included strategic development as well as tactical planning. Mr. Moy brings expert working knowledge of budget processes as well as program planning and project management. This is exemplified in his oversight of some of the largest projects undertaken by the FAA including projects in design/ construction/installation include various airport traffic control towers (ATCT) throughout the Western-Pacific Region, Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) Modernization Program, the Los Angeles Airport Traffic Control Tower, and the Southern California Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON). The last project was a 5-year effort and still ranks as one of the most complex projects ever undertaken by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

 

Mr. Moy began his career as a civil engineer his desire to expand his knowledge base coupled with a unique ability to handle great responsibility and manage people propelled him into many additional positions including;

Design engineer

Regional program manager

National program manager

Field operations manager

Sector Manager

Special Assistant to the Division Manager

Assistant Division Manager

Division Manager

 

Education:                  

M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

B.S. in Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pam Fossier has over 30 years of Human Resource and management experience. She is a uniquely qualified industry expert having gained immense knowledge working for five (5) different federal agencies in a wide range of Human Resource positions. Ms. Fossier has had a wonderful career, starting as an intern at the Veterans Administration. Working hard and concentrating on self improvement and expansion of skills she rapidly rose through the ranks to higher level jobs. She enjoys mentoring others to improve their ability to succeed.

 

Ms. Fossier's unique and diverse background allows her to address a wide range of policy, process and efficiency issues in the areas. Some of which are: 

Management

Supervision

Retirement and Benefits

Staffing/Recruitment

Employee Relations

Labor Relations

Training  

 

Ms. Fossier is also well versed to provide professional services to management / stakeholders concerning Public Law, Special Retirement Provisions, covered positions. Ms. Fossier was enlisted by the Federal Aviation Administration, Headquarters Human Resources Management Office to put together a manual/handbook about Public Law, Special Retirement Provisions, for Air Traffic Control positions. 

 

Experience

Federal Aviation Administration, Senior Employee Relations Specialist (12 yrs);

IRS, Recruitment/Staffing Specialist (4+ yrs);

Defense Logistics Agency, Recruit/Staffing Specialist (4 yrs);

Corps of Engineers, Labor/Employee Relations Specialist (3 yrs)

VA, Personnel Management Specialist (5+ yrs)

 

 Ms. Fossier is active in her community serving as a director of her (709 home) Homeowners Association and as the Chairperson for an association Social/Recreation Committee that organizes and hosts three to four events per year. When not busy, she loves to travel and spend time with children and grandchildren.

Tomer Katz is a Civil Aviation Authority Israel (CAAI) certified UAS pilot, UAS operator and instructor. His experience includes conducting UAS missions during five years of active Israeli Air Force duty. Additionally, for the last 4+ years Tomer has conducted and managed demonstrations, test flights as well as teaching UAS pilot courses on four continents across the globe.

 

Tomer was vital in integration development, procedural design and requirement specifications for various UAS deployments. ​Tomer has experience in lab testing and integration of operational UAS as part of multi-million dollar civil projects.

 

Tomer was instrumental in preparing and delivering staff and customer training programs in piloting UAS leading to certification as well as other skills required relating to UAS.

 

Tomer is fully certified in UAS by the CAAI and continues to remain current, in all aspects. Tomer has been very successful in civilian UAS projects since 2008. Prior to that Tomer was a highly qualified and valued member of the Israeli Air Force having Graduated from the flight academy, GCI /ATC courses in addition to his UAS activity.​

 

​Education
     Ha'universita Ha'petucha – Bs.c. Industrial Engineering & Management

 

​Languages​

     Hebrew, English, Spanish

Roger Nakata has worked in the Air Traffic Control and Airport Management field since 1984. Mr. Nakata served over 28 years with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) holding many high level management positions. His experience spans the majority of positions available to Air Traffic personnel in field facilities. Mr. Nakata has managed and controlled aircraft in all three types of FAA facilities (Enroute, Terminal Radar, and Air Traffic Control Towers).

Mr. Nakata has managed the research, development, and implementation of several aviation projects for the FAA and has been recognized for his efforts by the FAA Administrator and Regional Executives. Mr. Nakata was selected to represent the FAA Northwest Mountain Region in several national studies and has been instrumental in problem solving for the FAA. He is a certified FAA Safety Risk Management (SRM/SMS) Facilitator and Instructor.

 

Mr. Nakata is the inventor of several new tools for pilots, airports and aircraft worldwide. He has been instrumental in designing airport layout plans and modifying existing plans to increase safety and fuel savings. Many new enhancements to the Denver International Airport can be attributed to his fuel savings/efficiency modifications. Mr. Nakata has instructed internationally on aviation related subjects and has been instrumental with increasing safety and efficiency internationally

 

Experience

Aviation Instructor

Support Manager, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Operations Manager, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Acting Air Traffic Manager, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Support Manager, Seattle District Airports and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON )

Operations Supervisor, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Traffic Management Specialist, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Certified Professional Controller, Denver Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Operations Supervisor, certified in 4 control areas, Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC)

Traffic Management Specialist, Denver ARTCC

Training Support Specialist, Denver ARTCC

Plans and Program Specialist, Denver ARTCC

Airspace and Procedures Specialist, Denver ARTCC

Certified Professional Controller, certified in 3 control areas, Denver ARTCC

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science - Aviation Management. Business Management Minor. Metropolitan State College. Denver, Colorado USA.

​Load Planning Specialist, Continental Airlines Training Center. Denver, Colorado USA.

​Airline Dispatcher, Continental Airlines Training Center, Houston, Texas USA.

FAA Air Traffic Controller –Enroute Radar Certification

​FAA Air Traffic Controller – Terminal Certification

​FAA Private Pilot Certification

​FAA Air Cargo Hazardous Materials Certification

Matan Orian is uniquely qualified to lead our professional Unmanned Ariel Systems (UAS) teams in multinational and multicultural projects, though his extensive language, cultural skills and international experience. He has lead and delivered technical presentations to numerous stakeholders and is very familiar with this fast growing industry.

Matan’s unique military and civil interfaces provide an excellent insight into the competing issues and complex airspace designs required in providing a safe intermodal operating system.

Matan’s last 5 plus years has been centered on working for and then consulting for the Israeli Ministry of Transportation's Civil Aviation Authority. He gained a wide breadth of knowledge as a Section Manager in the field of Aerial Infrastructure and Airspace Design. This experience coupled with his background provides a formidable resource.

Matan’s leadership and participation in the design and formalization of procedures and regulation rhas led to the successful deployment the various aspects of UAS operations within Tel Aviv FIR - Israel's airspace.

Background​

 ​2011-2012: Independent consultant in the field of Aerial Infrastructure, Air Traffic Management and Military-Civil Co-Operative Projects
 

2009-2011: ATS and Airspace Designer, Aerial Infrastructure Section, Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, Israel 

 

2002-2009: ATC Officer and Section Commander of an ATC unit (Area Control) providing air traffic services to Military and Civil Aviation, Israeli Air Force

 

Education

B.S., Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Certified Aviation Incidents and Accidents Investigator, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, Israel
 

​Languages​

Hebrew, English, French

Mike Pearson has extensive civil litigation experience focusing his practice on trial law.  Mike handles complex civil litigation as well FAA enforcement action cases and aircraft and helicopter accident cases. Martindale Hubbell rates Mike, and the firm, "AV" which is the highest rating possible. In addition, Michael Pearson is listed in the Bar Register as a Preeminent Lawyer. He is a multi-million dollar advocate and was elected one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers. As a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael often handles severe personal injury matters. Michael's aviation clients are varied including family members who have lost loved ones in airplane and helicopter accidents, those injured on domestic and international flights, and airmen accused by the FAA of violating the Federal Aviation Regulations. He has handled litigation cases for international airlines such as Air France and Zest Airways. Michael has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, Fox Business News, PBS as well as a multitude of print media sources on various issues due to his expertise regarding aviation and aviation law. Michael also handles business and complex litigation cases.

 

Related Experience:

 

Mike worked as a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control specialist in the TRACON (approach control) and Tower environments (at several different high density facilities) for over 26 years. Mike also worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the FAA, where he gained intimate knowledge regarding the FAA's enforcement action program and accident protocol. While working as a controller he was detailed to the FAA legal division for a period of time to assist FAA attorneys. He is a graduate of many FAA classes and courses including the Department of Transportation aviation accident investigation program where he gained valuable practical and technical insight into aviation accidents.

 

Mike is a reviewer for the Journal of Air Transportation World Wide and wrote a monthly column for a national aviation magazine. He has written an aviation law textbook, "Aviation Law", for a major academic publisher.

 

Mike has taught aviation law, aviation regulations, as well as other legal subjects, at Arizona State University since 1993 and is currently an Associate Professor. Prior to accepting his academic appointment at Arizona State University, Mike taught aviation law at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 

Mike often speaks at academic and professional conferences regarding aviation topics. Most recently, Pearson spoke on the subject of human factors in air traffic control at the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology conference at Wright Patterson Air Force base at the invitation of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory.

 

Education:

Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Arizona State University; Bachelor Business Administration (BBA) University of Houston.

 

Professional Honors & Activities:

Michael completed his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, at the University of Houston and also holds MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees, with high honors, from Arizona State University. While attending law school, Mr. Pearson was nominated as a Pedrick Scholar due to academic excellence, and awarded honors in legal writing and research.

 

Presentations and speeches:

Air Traffic Control International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2011
Human Factors in Air Traffic Control International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2009
Aviation Accidents Arizona Aviation Conference 2004
Aviation Enforcement Actions Arizona Aviation Conference 2004

 

Bar admissions:

Arizona 1995, Colorado 1997, District of Columbia 2010

Alon Pereg has had a long and rich career in military and commercial aviation.

 

His experience includes management, strategic planning and execution, operational design, international affairs and business innovation.

Alon retired after 28 years of active service in the Israeli Air Force as a fighter pilot and staff officer (Lt Col). During his service he held positions as pilot in a squadron, flight instructor in the flight academy and in the operational training unit, as well as a wide range of staff positions, international affairs and strategic planning.

 

Alon is Co-founder and CEO of MATRIX JRAP, a consulting company focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, mainly for military use. The company was involved in operational concepts and design of new UAV systems that were produced in the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and in several strategic plans for the IAI and other major industries in Israel.

In 2001

 

Alon founded Banner Holdings and Management Services in Israel, and as part of the company’s assistance to the IAI, he launched and headed the first innovation team of the Israel Aerospace Industries/LAHAV division, and as head of strategic planning for the division. The innovation team that Alon headed was the first and only innovation team in the IAI and is still active.

 

In 2005 Alon founded The Banner Group, based on core of top level experts in commercial aviation, mostly in USA. The group was involved in IAI’s innovative TaxiBot system, as designers of operational concepts and consultants to the project’s team. The group also carries out tasks in strategic planning, assists in development of airborne systems and advises on operational issues in commercial aviation.

 

Alon has flown as a pilot with EL AL Israel airlines, since 2004 and currently flies 747-400 and 747-400F aircraft. In his free time Alon likes to fly general aviation aircraft, mainly in the USA. 

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences (Ben Gurion University, 1989)

 

Alon is married to Iffat and the father of five daughters.

Abraham 'Shayo' Shay possesses 45 years of aviation experience in development, implementation and oversight of policies addressing almost every facet of aviation and aerospace both military and civilian.  Shayo worked in the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel, stationed at the Ben Gurion International Airport as Director of Air Traffic Services, he has developed international alliances with numerous Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and stakeholders, increasing operational efficiencies around the world.   Shayo provided critical leadership and support ofas Air Traffic Management specialist and member of the "Civilian UAV Certification National Committee.", advising the government for the certification and regulation of civilian UAS operating in Israel marking a significant milestone in traffic management.

In addition to his consulting work Shayoinstructs English proficiency for Air Crew and Air Traffic Controllers according ICAO demands at the Aviation Academy "Shirgal –Wings"

 

Experience:

Representative of Israel Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)at the Meetings of the ICAO regional office in Cairo, Egypt

Member of the Israeli aviation delegation in the Peace treaty committee with Jordan and the Palestinians

Assisting the Palestinian Authorities operating The Gaza International Airport

Approval and confirmation of new ATS routes SIDs, STARs and flight procedures

Supervising Air Traffic Control units

Air Routes Evaluation

Designing routes and airspace for UAV/UAS and regulating Civilian UAV background

Instrument and landing procedure specialist at the Air Force HQ

Commander of control-tower in major Air Force bases

Instructor in the Air Force ATC academy

Air traffic controller attaining highest rating(s)

 

International activities:

Israel representative to all the ICAO meetings concerning ATS and CNS/ATM

Israel representative at all the Regional Working Groups and Task-Forces for CNS/ATM, in Cairo

Representative in the Israeli Aviation Delegation at the peace treaty committee with Jordan

Israel representative establishing and designing the routes for Overflying Israeli airspace to Jordan

Representative in the Israeli Aviation Delegation at the peace treaty committee with the Palestinian Authority

Israel CAA representative at conferences and symposiums related to ATC and CNS/ATM

Israel representative (Global NAVCOM 93, Seattle USA, All the Conferences of ATC Global from 1994 until ATC’ 2009 in Maastricht and Amsterdam, Netherlands, Global CNS/ATM 1998, in Brazil)

Representative on the military committee for the peace treaty with Egypt

Lead on preparing the National CNS/ATM Master plan for the State of Israel

Israeli representative on the NATMC (NATO Air Traffic Management Committee)

Private Consultant for the ATHENA GS3 for the SESAR European project: "GALILEO GNSS Driven ATM 2000+ Strategy in the Middle- East", IAI, MBT Division, for the European Commission

Consultant for the "GALA" project

Member of Board of the "Israeli Space Agency", Ministry of Science

Candidate for the Annual ICAO "Edward Warner Award", recommended by Regional office of IATA, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority

Led the FAN’s Project in Israel

Led the Y2K Aviation committee in the CAA

From 1968 till 1991 served in the Israeli Air Force

 

Education:

Degree in "General and Industrial Management", The Advanced Professional College of Tel Aviv

Degree in "Advanced Management", Haifa University

"FANS and CNS/ATM Implementation in the Middle East Region" - Conducted by the FAA Academy, Oklahoma , USA

"RNAV and RNP evaluation and development" - Conducted by ICAO in the MID regional office in Cairo, Egypt

"Airspace planning methodology. Required Navigation Performance RNP and Area Navigation RNAV". - Conducted by ICAO in the MID regional office in Cairo, Egypt

"FANs and ATM implementation" - Conducted by the Aviation Academy at Bailbrook College, Bath, England

"Model National CNS/ATM Transition Plan" - Conducted by ICAO in the MID regional office in Cairo, Egypt

"WGS-84 Implementation Training Course" - Conducted by ICAO in the MID regional office in Cairo, Egypt

"Air Carrier Operations Indoctrination" – Conducted by the FAA Academy

"Basic Obstruction Evaluation and Airspace/Airport Analysis" - Conducted by the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, USA

"Instrument Enroute and Approach Procedure Development" (TERP’s), Conducted by the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, USA

All relevant ATC and ATS courses conducted by the Israeli Air Force

 

Languages:

Hebrew, English, Romanian, French

Tim Velasco is a senior project manager and an airline pilot with over 20 years of aviation industry experience.  He is an expert in all facets of airline flight operations, pilot training and critical incident response.

Tim served three different carriers flying a variety of aircraft throughout the world.  He applies his flight operations knowledge to lead development and implementation of innovative airport and flight operations solutions for the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI), Airbus Industries at numerous airports in North America, Asia and Europe.  He has served as a liaison between IAI and Airbus and various aviation entities throughout the world; delivering technical briefings and facilitating completion of complex projects.

Tim is uniquely qualified to lead diverse teams in multinational and multicultural projects, through his extensive language, cultural skills and international experience.  He has led and delivered technical presentations to numerous airlines, airports and industry forums.  He is responsible for the day to day company operations and is involved in the oversight and management of all projects.  Mr. Velasco’s representative career projects and highlights include:

  • TaxiBot Operational Concept Manual – Managed the development of Airport and airline operating procedures to introduce TaxiBot operations at Munich, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Changi Singapore, Philadelphia and Newark International Airports
  • TaxiBot Operational Requirement Specifications – Assistant Manager and Operational Expert in developing operational concepts and conducting critical review of the IAI’s ORS documentation
  • TaxiBot Command, Control and Communications System – Assisted in development of control systems and performed technical review to demonstrate operational feasibility.
  • Project Manager and Facilitator – Conducted program briefings for introduction of TaxiBot at Philadelphia International Airport/US Airways; George Bush International and Newark International Airport/ Continental-United,  Munich International Airport/ Lufthansa, FMG, DHS and EFM and the Doha, Qatar Aviation Summit
  • Safety Management System (SMS) development – Led and directed the development of an SMS concept to implement new technology vehicles still under development.  Produced a booklet to be used by deployment teams anywhere in the world to meet the local SMS regulatory requirements
  • Critical Incidence Response Program – Trained in the debriefing of crewmembers involved in critical events
  • Airport Qualification – Delivered theater specific training to crewmembers in flight operations into terrain and performance critical airports throughout the world.
  • Airline Transport Pilot – Tim has over 13,000 hours of flight time in aircraft from all four major manufacturers; Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and  Embraer
  • Worldwide Flight Operations Experience – Served as a pilot in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics License
  • Member of the Airline Pilots Association

Education:

B.S. Aviation Technology, LeTourneau Univeristy 1992

Paul Woodbury brings over 30 years of experience in consulting and leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies to your organization. Prior to Paul joining forces with Fletcher Aviation he was the Chief Learning Officer and SVP of Human Resources for TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company where he also served as senior level HR Executive. He has extensive experience in HR leadership roles with special emphasis in organizational transformation, organizational development, learning and leadership development, performance management, talent acquisition, talent management, succession management, and employee relations. He has worked in a broad array of industries including energy, aerospace, and financial services businesses in key leadership roles in HR and Leadership Development/OD such as VP of HR at Charles Schwab and Co. Inc, and HR leadership and learning roles at Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta), Tenneco Oil Company, and Shell Oil Company.  He has proven expertise in communication, executive coaching and development, process improvement, best practices implementation, and engagement strategies.

 

Paul is an expert facilitator and has helped teams and individuals become more effective through a variety of interventions and facilitated events. He has worked extensively with C-suite leaders and leadership teams to effect positive transition to new leaders. He has helped many teams and companies create visions and strategies for growth and human competitive advantage.

 

Paul has led critical efforts in multiple companies aimed at enhancing human performance and organizational effectiveness including organization redesign, performance management design and implementation, CEO and C-Suite integration and transition, process redesign, and implementation of integrated online learning, performance, and talent management systems.

 

In a consulting, facilitation, and training capacity Paul has provided his expertise and services to an array of large and small organizations including Disney, Met-Life, Brinker International, Shell, Tenneco, Lockheed Martin, and Charles Schwab.

 

As a professional thought leader with strong business acumen and partnership skills, Paul has been a council member of the Corporate Executive Board’s Council on Learning and Development, participating with industry thought leaders and Chief Learning Officers from other major companies. He also served on the Senior Executive Board of the Best Practices Institute.

 

Education:

Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University’s Marriott Graduate School of Management

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations/Organizational Communications from Brigham Young University.

Ephraim Zuckerman is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of management experience in high-tech, aerospace, and defense industries, with specific expertise in the UAV marketplace.

 

As General Manager of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) MALAT UAV Division, Mr. Zuckerman led the huge growth of the UAV business size from $60M to $350M in less than 7 years. IAI’s MALAT UAV Division is a world leader in the new field of unmanned systems technology. 80% of the Division’s business is in the international market, and it has 900 employees. Ephraim excels in international cooperation with major worldwide aerospace industries (EADS, TRW, NGC, AAI, OC, Sonaca) and the associated stakeholders’, as is so important while developing new UAV technologies and applications. Ephraim’s leadership efforts brought the MALE UAV (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) into operational use all over the world. For his contribution, Mr. Zuckerman received the Israel Industrial Achievement Award from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Zuckerman is also the recipient of IAI's Presidental Achievement Honors Award.

 

Mr. Zuckerman also served as Chairman of the Board of Pioneer UAV, Inc.(PUI), a partnership between IAI and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the United Sates for the Pioneer UAV system operated by the US Navy.

 

While serving as CEO of RSL Electronics Ltd., Mr. Zuckerman led the establishment of a new subsidiary and business line for Wind Turbine civil applications. RSL Electronics Ltd. is a publicly traded company with $15M in annual revenues. RSL develops and manufactures airborne utilities control subsystems, diagnostic Health, Usage & Monitoring Systems (HUMS) for helicopters, UAVs, fixed wing aircraft, and wind turbines, as well as power plants, and Muzzle Velocity Radars. Among RSL’s many customers all over the world are US Army, Marines, USAF, IDF, General Dynamics, IAI, German, Singapore, Japan Air Forces etc.

 

While serving as the Deputy General Manager of IAI’s Military Aircraft Group, Mr. Zuckerman oversaw the activities of 3 unique and diversified business units: Malat Division - development and manufacturing of UAV Systems; Lahav Division - refurbishment of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, Ground Vehicle Robotics, and manufacturing of aero structures; and Magnet Division – a new business focused on C4I. the combined businesses of IAI’s Military Aircraft Group total a $570M, 80% of in the international market (US, Europe, Far East, South America) with 1800 employees.

 

Education

Israel HAMIL (Israel Management Center) course for Board's of Directors.

Israel HAMIL / Jerusalem Hebrew University - MBA

M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion Technological Institute, Haifa.

B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering Summa Cum Laude from the Technion, Haifa.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Summa Cum Laude from the Technion, Haifa.

 

Languages

English, French, Hebrew.

 

Ephraim is married with three married children.

Additional personnel are readily available to provide a wide range of expertise and support as needed in areas involving aviation research, training, airport executive requirements, airport operations, airport planning, project management, airspace design, Air Traffic Management, UAS integration, RPAS pilot training, procedural design, regulatory compliance, etc. All have extensive experience in the operation and planning of airports, the supporting airspace,  accross small to large airports including major hubs.

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