Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Environmental Icing

Mr. Bond advises on flight environmental icing issues for transport aircraft, general aviation aircraft, rotorcraft, and engines. He also supports Flight Standards service on ground icing issues, and serves as an advisory member on several aviation industry committees tasked with developing and recommending changes to civil aviation standards, rules and advisory material. Mr. Bond recently updated the FAA Aircraft Icing Plan, and has been supporting research on new capabilities for terminal area icing, ice crystal icing conditions, and improved means of compliance for the 2014 amendments to FAA icing regulations.

Prior to joining the FAA in 2007, Mr. Bond spent 24 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with 21 years of that time in aircraft icing research. While at NASA, Mr. Bond conducted icing research in flight tests and wind tunnels on ice accretion studies, ice protection technologies, general aviation icing rotorcraft icing, and supercooled large drop (SLD) icing. He then served 10 years at NASA as the Chief of the Icing Branch, providing technical leadership, planning, coordinating, and overall guidance for NASA's aircraft icing research activities. The scope of this work included research areas in iced aerodynamics, iced flight dynamics, SLD engineering tools development, remote ice sensing/detection technologies and icing avoidance strategies, robust CFD simulations of ice accretion prediction, and icing education and training materials development for pilots and operators.

Member, professional organizations and societies:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Senior Member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Affiliate Member
Academic achievements:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University
  • Associate Degree in Aviation Technology from Williamsport Area Community College (Training for FAA Airframe and Powerplant license)