Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Environmental Icing

Mr. Bond has over 23 years experience as an aerospace engineer specializing in aircraft icing research. The majority of this time was with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he served most recently as the Chief of the Icing Branch. He was responsible for defining the aircraft icing research strategy as well as planning, coordinating and managing NASA’s aircraft icing activities. The scope of this work included research areas in iced aerodynamics, iced flight dynamics, super-cooled large droplet 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. Mr. Bond joined the FAA in June of 2007.

In his current position with the FAA, Mr. Bond advises on flight environmental icing issues for transport aircraft, general aviation aircraft, rotorcraft, and engines. He also serves as an advisory member on several aviation industry committees tasked with developing and recommending changes to civil aviation standards, rules and advisory material.

Member, professional organizations and societies:
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Senior Member
    • AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Technical Committee
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Affiliate Member
    • SAE AC-9C Icing Technology Subcommittee
    • SAE G-12 Aircraft Ground Deicing Committee
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)