John Wiley was named to the position of Aviation Research Division Manager at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center in October 2011. In this capacity, he is responsible for the leadership and direction of a comprehensive research and development portfolio that includes aircraft, airport, and human factors research, development, test, and evaluation and provides the basis for acquisitions and safety improvements implemented by specifications, procedures, regulations, or certifications.
John has over 35 years of technical expertise in the aviation industry, 25 of those years in management. John has a broad range of experience in research, development, test, and evaluation of new air traffic control systems, weather information systems, air-to-ground communication systems, free flight and satellite communications, human factors, aircraft and airport safety and security, and more. He has also provided strategy and direction in defining, communicating, and implementing a broad spectrum of new agency management policies and initiatives.
Prior to 2011, John was responsible for business and strategic planning and analyses for the William J. Hughes Technical Center; establishment of a core FAA verification and validation capability across the Acquisition Management System life cycle; and technology transfer and information exchange from the Federal Laboratory to industry, academia, and other government organizations. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Technical Center's Office of Integrated Engineering Services, and led a 500-person organization that supported the daily operation and modernization of the National Airspace System.
John is an active member of the Air Traffic Control Association and the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA). He is a former member of the ITEA Board of Directors, the Rowan University Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, and the Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Commission. He was also the president of the ITEA South Jersey Chapter and member of the Human Factors Society of South Jersey. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University, and has completed graduate courses in artificial intelligence, management, strategic planning, and project management.
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