Capucine Amielh, Ph.D.
Capucine Amielh, Ph.D.Read more
Capucine AMIELH received her engineering degree in aeronautical telecommunications from ENAC in 2015. She then worked on a PhD about a GNSS multipath model for aircraft navigation in collaboration with ENAC, Airbus and GSA. She received her PhD degree in 2021. For the past two years, she has been working as an Airbus engineer on the radio-frequency interoperability of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance systems on all Airbus programs. She is the leader of SC-242/WG-124 Sub-Group 2 in charge of proposing a guidance standard for Radio-Frequency characteristics across RTCA and EUROCAE documentation. Her area of expertise includes electromagnetism, interference assessment, navigation and GNSS.
Laurent AzoulaiRead more
Laurent Azoulaï is Senior Expert Navigation Systems at Airbus with 25 years of experience in Defense and Civil Systems.
He is involved in Standardization at ICAO, in RTCA SC-159 since 2002 and co-chairman of WG-2 “SBAS” since 2009, where he received a “RTCA Outstanding Leader” Award in 2017. He contributes to EUROCAE WG-62 “Galileo” and received a EUROCAE Award in 2015. He is Civil Aircraft Manufacturers Representative at the EUROCAE TAC.
He co-authored more than 20 articles on GNSS and holds 6 patents.
Gerhard (Gary) Berz
Gerhard (Gary) BerzRead more
Gary is Head of Navigation and Spectrum at EUROCONTROL, an inter-governmental agency supporting European aviation. He is involved in several RTCA / EUROCAE groups dealing with terrestrial navigation, satellite navigation and radio spectrum. He also serves as the EUROCONTROL member in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Navigation Systems Panel, where he is actively involved in spectrum compatibility assessments and GNSS radio frequency interference mitigation.
Eric BouchardRead more
Eric Bouchard is project manager in the Systems Engineering Division at Dassault Aviation. He has been working since 1999 on various Programmes, ranging from Rafale, all Mirages, up to more recently on the Neuron drone demonstrator.
He lives near Paris, married with 3 boys.
Eric initially joined Dassault Aviation in 1986. He first worked as system engineer in the design and development of flight control and guidance systems, mainly for the Rafale and Mirages.
He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris engineer school in 1985.
He has been appointed member of the EUROCAE TAC in 2014 as Dassault Aviation representative, where he shared the enthusiasm and the rich experience of all TAC members.
Benjamin (Ben) Brandt
Benjamin (Ben) BrandtRead more
Ben Brandt is an Aviation Systems Engineer and Outcome Leader overseeing The MITRE Corporation’s Civil-Military Aviation Integration and Evolution efforts. Ben is responsible for developing and executing MITRE’s strategy to work across sponsor portfolios in the MITRE National Security Center’s efforts to link airfields, airspace and aircraft for synergistic mission execution in civil and military controlled airspace. As part of this role, Ben chaired a bench test working group for the Department of Defense Joint Interagency FiveG Radar Altimeter Interference (JI-FRAI) Quick Reaction Test (QRT) from May 2021 through September 2022.
Stephen (Steve) Creamer
Stephen (Steve) CreamerRead more
Steve Creamer has served as Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO since April 2015. Steve began his career in air traffic operations and is a private pilot. Steve previously held a number of executive and managerial positions at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration with over 33 years’ experience in the Air Traffic and International Aviation organizations. He served as a member of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission as well.
At ICAO he is responsible for delivery of safety and air navigation strategic outcomes, integrating security and environmental requirements into developing ICAO SARPs and PANS. During his tenure, ICAO has kept pace with industry developments using innovative and engaging symposia, specialized workgroups and now remote conferencing to help Member States and industry stakeholders tackle complex challenges like safe carriage of lithium batteries, safe digital connectivity of safety systems, new remote flying technology, enhanced runway safety procedures and enhanced aircraft tracking systems, among many others.
Jim DavisRead more
Jim is Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, for uAvionix Corporation, which develops and manufactures low SWaP Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance products, both certified and uncertified, for General Aviation and UAV civil and military markets. He has worked in avionics for 20 years, having first served as VP Engineering for GPS company FreeFlight Systems, and later as a VP Engineering for Sagetech, a miniature transponder manufacturer. Prior to avionics he spent 20 years in flight simulation and location-based entertainment. Dr. Davis holds a BS, MS, EE, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shunichi FutatsumoriRead more
Shunichi Futatsumori received the B.E. and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and information engineering from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 2004, 2006 and 2009, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In 2009, he joined the Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI), Japan, where he has been engaged in the research of millimeter-wave radar systems and electromagnetic compatibility issues including radio altimeter interference due to 5G mobile systems. He is currently a chief researcher of ENRI.
Wes GoogeRead more
Thomas W. Googe began his aviation career upon graduation from The Ohio State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautics Engineering. Post graduate MBA, UNCG.
Flew as a commercial Pilot for Piedmont Aviation, Piedmont Airlines, USAirways & American airlines.
Served as Check Airman on B-727 & B-737 fleets. Flew as a Line Captain on B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767 & B-787.
Former Principal Technical Pilot USAirways
Former Manager Airspace Optimization American Airlines
Currently Technical Pilot Airspace and Aircraft Modernization American Airlines
Current Member RTCA SC-159 (secretary), SC-186, SC-227 (Co-Chair WG2), SC-239.
Current American representative to ASRI
Current Member FAA ARC FPM Work Group
Current Member FAA PARC Nav Work Group
Steve GreenRead more
Steve Green chairs ECC PT1, which is the leading group in Europe on IMT matters and is preparing CEPT positions on WRC-15 agenda items 1.13, 9.1.1, 9.1.2 and 9.1.8. Steve is a Principal in the Spectrum Group at Ofcom in the United Kingdom, where he leads on international activities of the Spectrum Technology, Engineering & Enforcement team. He has been involved in mobile communications for over 15 years at Ofcom and its predecessor.
Davis HackenbergRead more
Davis Hackenberg is currently serving the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) as the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Mission Integration Manager. He performs his duties from NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Mission Integration Manager duties for AAM include strategic mission planning and leading the development and implementation of the AAM mission spanning all relevant ARMD project and center research activities with the goal of implementing the NASA AAM investment strategy in a manner that accelerates AAM. Davis is responsible for strategic and technical management, including integration with multiple government agencies ensuring that the products of this effort are relevant and will be utilized by all customers and stakeholders. Davis received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s degree in System Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Edward (Ed) Hahn
Edward (Ed) HahnRead more
Ed Hahn holds a staff position as a Senior Engineer, Air Traffic Management and Technology at the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Ed focuses on the operational and safety aspects of new aviation technology and the changing landscape aviation finds itself in. Prior to joining ALPA, Ed worked in areas ranging from aviation weather, communications, surveillance, air traffic management, and airline safety oversight. In 2007, Ed was part of the Collier Trophy winning team for ADS-B. Ed began his career as an Avionics Engineer with American Airlines and Trans World Airlines. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT.
Chris Hegarty, Ph.D.
Chris Hegarty, Ph.D.Read more
Dr. Christopher Hegarty is a Technical Fellow with The MITRE Corporation, where he has worked mainly on aviation communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems since 1992. He is the Chair of the RTCA Program Management Committee and co-chairs RTCA Special Committee 159 (GNSS). He served as president of the U.S. Institute of Navigation (ION) in 2008 and is a Fellow of both the ION and IEEE. He is co-author of the textbook Understanding GPS/GNSS: Principles and Applications, 3rd Ed., and contributed GPS chapters to CRC Press’ Digital Avionics Handbook, 3rd Ed., and Springer’s Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
Hette HoekemaRead more
Hette Hoekema is the Chief Expert Avionics and Electrical Systems at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). He has worked in the aviation industry for over 25 years.
His responsibilities include the development of regulation, policies, and standards in the fields of avionics, electrical systems, software, airborne electronic hardware, development assurance and flight controls and the consistent application thereof. In his role as Chief Expert he supports certification teams and provides advice to EASA management at every level. Hette is also still actively involved in the certification of avionics at aircraft- and equipment level.
Since joining EASA, Hette has played an active role the development of policies on Communication, Navigation and Surveillance, as well as specific policies for General Aviation, Rotorcraft and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Hette has supported a number of EUROCAE Working Groups / RTCA Special Committees and is currently the EASA representative in the EUROCAE TAC and the RTCA PMC.
Donald C. Kauffman
Donald C. KauffmanRead more
Donald C. Kauffman is a Senior Research and Development Manager for Connectivity, Assurance, and Vehicle Heath Management technologies within Honeywell Aerospace Advanced and Applied Technologies. He has over 40 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industries. In this role, Don is a member of Honeywell’s FAA NextGen, Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), and China ATM Laboratory leadership team. Don is a member of the RTCA Program Management Committee and the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) Subcommittee on Aircraft Safety (SAS).
Dr. -Ing. Robert Kebel
Dr. -Ing. Robert KebelRead more
Robert Kebel is an Airbus expert in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and lightning protection. He is leading industrial standardization in EMC and aviation (EUROCAE WG99/RTCA SC234) and guided the first integration and certification of radio connectivity systems into the aircraft cabin. Since August 2001 Dr. Kebel is with Airbus in Hamburg. After his PhD in 1999 Dr. Kebel joined EADS Germany's military aircraft section, where his responsibilities were in the field of signature technology. In 1995 he graduated in electrical engineering at Hanover University and specialized in EMC. He is the author of numerous publications. Dr. Kebel is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE EMC society. He also is associate editor of the IEEE Letters on EMC Practice and Applications.
Terry McVenesRead more
Terry McVenes is the President and CEO of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1935. RTCA supports emerging trends in aerospace through the development of performance-based standards that serve as a basis for certification by FAA, EASA, and other regulators around the world.
Prior to coming to RTCA, McVenes spent 10 years with The Boeing Company, where he led Boeing’s relationships with the ICAO, the FAA Flight Standards Service organization, pilot associations, and other industry groups. A thirty-year airline pilot veteran, he is rated on multiple aircraft and has more than 17,000 hours of flight time.
McVenes currently chairs the FAA’s Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Subcommittee on Aircraft Safety and is an advisory board member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety. He holds an MBA from Seattle University, a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, and the Certificate of Aviation Safety Management from the University of Southern California.
John MicallefRead more
John Micallef is a spectrum expert at EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager Directorate. John has worked in Air Traffic Management for 22 years, and has a background in national and regional policy for surveillance and data link infrastructure, frequency management, strategy and road mapping, and spectrum policy. John served as Head of CNS policy at the UK CAA. During his tenure, he led UK’s Communications Navigation Surveillance standards and policy efforts in ICAO, and he championed Performance Based Regulation for CNS and Spectrum. John subsequently spent time in the industrial side of the sector, where he took leadership roles in the Air Transport Industry with SITA where he led the strategy for the ATC global portfolio, and more recently as SVP Spectrum Industrial and Government Affairs for UK based satellite systems engineering company E2E Ltd. During this time John has supported a number of EUROCAE Working Groups / RTCA Special Committees and is currently the EUROCAE co-chair of WG-124/SC-242 on Spectrum Compatibility. John is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and of ENSICA in Toulouse, France, and holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
Michael (Mowi) Mowinski
Michael (Mowi) MowinskiRead more
Michael has more than 31 years’ experience on airport operations. He gained his operational experience while working as marshaller and apron controller at Frankfurt Airport. With this background knowledge he developed and introduced systems like flight data processing and other operational support systems at one of the most busy hub airport in Europe. He served Senior Manager of Airside Systems at Frankfurt Airport. In this role, he was responsible for the operational airside systems including the main Airport Operational Database, Airport CDM Predeparture Sequencer und Common Situational Awareness Tool, Flight Data Processing System, A-SMGCS including Multilateration, Vehicle Squitter, Advanced Docking Guidance System, Bird strike prevention monitoring and more.
In 2021, Michael joined T-Systems International as Director Airports & ATM. T-Systems Business Unit Airport is providing Airport Management Solutions and Products globally.
Olivier PellayRead more
Mr. Olivier Pellay is Spectrum regulation specialist in Airbus Commercial. He has worked in the context of spectrum regulation for 25 years. First experiences were acquired during 19 years at different positions in the French spectrum regulation authority, Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), where he was involved on multiple topics in decision –making process within Spectrum regulation and standardization organizations in CEPT, ITU as well as ETSI.
In 2016, he joined Airbus Defense and Space for three years where he was engaged in different satellite projects where he brought his spectrum regulation expertise.
He currently works in the Airbus Commercial RF design office, and he is mainly involved in activity related to spectrum regulation strategy within Airbus commercial and as such he is engaged in related forum such as in ICAO spectrum dedicated groups and ITU.
Karina PerezRead more
Karina Perez is the Director for Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies at the Aerospace Industries Association. In this role, she works with AIAs members regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Urban Mobility, and Spectrum, among other areas, and works to find industry consensus on complex issues facing the aviation industry. Karina is also the Co-Founder of Zed Factor Fellowship, an organization focused on providing internships to underrepresented communities in the aerospace industry. In 2021, Karina was recognized by WIA with the Initiative, Inspiration, Impact Award for her bold advocacy for women and underrepresented communities in the aerospace industry while building consensus among policymakers and industry to enable the next generation of flight.
Dorothy (Di) Reimold
Dorothy (Di) ReimoldRead more
In November 2016 Di Reimold was named the Director for Strategic Operations for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. In this role, Di is responsible for policy development, international outreach, government industry collaboration, and an array of strategic initiatives to promote and sustain the safe integration of commercial space activities into national and global aviation systems.
Prior to this appointment, Di was the Head of Global Policy and Procedures for Safety and Flight Operations at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In this role, she promoted critical safety and efficiency initiatives to improve global air traffic management and worked with key stakeholders to identify priorities to help manage risks for commercial airlines. With a strong background in government relations, she also created long term partnerships between public and private entities to address these critical aviation issues.
In previous roles, Di was the acting Assistant Administrator and also served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Aviation and as a senior program manager for communications and navigation at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. She has more than 30 years of executive management experience in international policy, strategic planning, and managing large scale safety and operational programs within the U.S. government and with Fortune 500 companies.
Di holds a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership and has studied and served as a guest lecturer at the U.S. Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Di serves as a Board member for both the International Aviation Women’s Association and the International Aviation Club of Washington.
Boris ResnickRead more
Boris is a Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Flyvercity, an Israeli company building cellular services for urban drones.
Boris has twenty years of experience in aviation, as a software development and systems architect. He was involved in the development of a number of aviation systems, including GBAS stations, Aerodrome Weather Hazards and Wake Vortex monitoring systems, and IoT for aviation solutions. Boris also led several industrial standardization groups at EUROCAE and RTCA. His recent focus is on new 5G-based architectures for C2 and tactical deconfliction services for urban unmanned flights. Boris holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Moscow State University.
Andrew (Andy) Roy
Andrew (Andy) RoyRead more
Andrew Roy is the Director of Engineering Services at Aviation Spectrum Resources, Inc. (ASRI), acting as the focal point for US airlines and other commercial aviation operators on spectrum engineering and regulatory considerations. He is Chairman of the ICAO Frequency Spectrum Management Panel, and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. Roy is a veteran of the UK Royal Air Force with a background in RF battlespace management. He earned his Master’s in Systems Engineering from Loughborough University and is a Chartered Engineer at the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Francisco Salabert Cardona
Francisco Salabert CardonaRead more
Paco Salabert graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer at the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña in Barcelona. He has been working on ATM and CNS for more than 25 years.
He started his career working for Enaire as ATM systems engineer. He moved from Spain to Brussels in 2000 and he worked on the management of the EGNOS and Galileo programmes at the European Commission, ESA and the Galileo Joint Undertaking.
In March 2007, he joined EUROCONTROL as Head of the GNSS Policy Office. He was the EUROCONTROL member of the ICAO Navigation System Panel. Paco participated to GNSS standarisation activities of EURCAE WG-62 and RTCA SC 159.
Since March 2020 he is working as CNS and Spectrum policy officer at the European Commission within the Single European Sky Unit of DG MOVE.
Brandon SuarezRead more
At Reliable Robotics, Brandon leads the development of technical standards and global aviation policy for the company. He is focused on defining key aspects of the development roadmap, including airspace integration and international operational approval, and supports product strategy plans and future aircraft programs. Brandon is deeply involved in the aviation community. He is an advisor to the International Civil Aviation Organization, Co-Chair of RTCA Special Committee 228, and Chair of the Aerospace Industry Association’s Emerging Technology Committee. He is also active in several NASA research activities seeking to advance future aviation concepts and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.
Jessie TurnerRead more
Jessie is a Technical Fellow in the Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) Avionics Design Center and has 34 years experience developing and certifying avionics systems on a number of Boeing commercial airplane models.
Jessie participates extensively in aviation industry standards development activities and has presented at a number of aviation forums. He is the co-chairman of RTCA SC-186 (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) and is a member of the RTCA Program Management Committee and RTCA SC-242 (Spectrum Compatibility). Jessie is also a member of the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee’s (AEEC) Executive Committee and the AEEC System Architecture & Interfaces (SAI) subcommittee.
Nikolai VassilievRead more
Mr. Nikolai Vassiliev is the Chief, Terrestrial Services Department in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
He obtained his Master’s degree in radiocommunications in 1985 and MBA in management in 1992. From 1985 to 1996 he worked at different positions for the Russian Ministry of Telecommunications. In 1996 joined the ITU.
His current responsibilities cover the international management of frequency resource for terrestrial radiocommunications, including maritime, aeronautical, mobile, etc., and technical studies of emerging communication technologies, such as 5G, IoT and Intelligent Transport Systems.
Anna von Groote
Anna von GrooteRead more
Anna von Groote has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat in 2011.
Before joining EUROCAE, she worked at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) since 2006, where she assumed responsibilities for the organization’s work programme in different sectors. In her role as Programme Manager at CEN, she was responsible amongst others for the aerospace and air traffic management sector.
Anna holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Centre for European Integration Studies / University of Bonn (Germany) and a Master of Laws LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Liverpool (UK).
Sandra WrightRead more
Sandra Wright is an Electrical Engineer and the Manager of United States Federal Aviation Administration’s Spectrum Planning and International Office, with over 20 years of military/contractor/government experience in the fields of electrical and electronic equipment design, radio frequency compatibility testing, RADHAZ, interference resolution, and the development of spectrum standards and regulations. Her team works spectrum compatibility and policy for communications, navigation, and surveillance systems, to include recent hot topics such as: 5G compatibility, UAS spectrum standards and policy, and commercial space spectrum considerations. Sandra specializes in surveillance systems and L-band systems, as well as serves as the agency’s representative to international groups working on spectrum standards and policy (RTCA, ICAO, CITEL, and ITU). She is currently focused on building strategic partnerships to enable new spectrum opportunities for aviation and championing aviation needs for a National Spectrum Strategy and the World Radio Conference 2023, to ensure the best possible outcome for existing and future aviation systems.