James Williams, Federal Aviation Administration, Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, Aviation Safety Organization

October 10, 2014 · Posted in Speakers 

Jim Williams copyJim Williams is the Manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. Formed in March 2012, this office functions as the single agency focal point for all UAS-related activities and is uniquely positioned to develop and coordinate solutions to UAS challenges across the FAA and with external organizations.

Jim has served in a number of roles throughout his long career with the FAA. Before taking the helm of the UAS Integration Office, Jim spent six years as the Director of Engineering Services in the FAA’s NextGen Organization. He has also lead teams in the areas of air/ground communications systems and services, regulation, certification, standards development and safety management. He began his FAA career the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office as a systems engineer.

Prior to joining the FAA, Jim was a flight test engineer and a production liaison engineer for the Lockheed Georgia Company’s C5, C-141, and C-130 programs.  He also worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the U.S. Space Shuttle Program. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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