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Jeffrey S. Planty

Vice President, Technical Operations

photo of Jeffrey S. PlantyJeffrey S. Planty is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Vice President, Technical Operations Services for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO). In this role, Mr. Planty's primary focus is on the safe, efficient, and secure operation of the National Airspace System (NAS) through effective management of Air Navigation Services and Infrastructure. Under leadership of the COO, he directs a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees who ensure that more than 65,000 pieces of equipment and systems operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at more than 6,000 facilities.

Professional Knowledge & Experience

Prior to his current position as the Vice President of Technical Operations, Mr. Planty served as the Deputy Vice President of System Operations for the Air Traffic Organization. He was responsible for providing strategic planning, advice and guidance to the Vice President and Industry on policy, management oversight and coordination of organizational programs across the ATO.

Prior to being selected as the Deputy Vice President of System Operations, Mr. Planty served as the Deputy Vice President of Air Traffic Services (AJT) leading the ATO's executive team in ensuring the safe, secure, and efficient management for the National Airspace System and international airspace assigned to U.S. control. AJT controls more than 5 million square miles of airspace in the U.S. and more than 24 million square miles over oceans. AJT is responsible for Airport Traffic Control Towers (Federal and Contract), Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities, Air Route Traffic Control Centers, and Combined Center Radar Approach Control facilities to guide aircraft through their various phases of flight.

Mr. Planty has extensive experience in National Airspace System operations and the critical services that are also provided by Technical Operations ensuring aviation safety, through his experience as Director of Technical Operations in the Central Service Area (CSA). He was responsible for the direct oversight of all Technical Operations in the Midwest and the thousands of employees that make up his CSA team.

Previously, Mr. Planty was District Manager for the Eastern Service Area field office in Memphis, TN and also in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. He was directly responsible for ensuring sound financial management oversight for both operational and support services in order to provide reliable air traffic services. He oversaw an organizationally diverse workforce responsible for design, installation, and maintenance of navigational, communications, and environmental systems, while ensuring the safety of ATO employees and their work environment.

Education, Certifications and Awards

Mr. Planty holds an Associate of Applied Science designed to prepare students for immediate vocational, technical, or semi-professional employment, which has been applied towards engineering technologies. He is also pursuing his Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration.

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