flight technical programs for jet aircraft. He directed national FAA policy for all-weather operations, instrument flight procedures, navigation systems, approach and landing systems and minima, collision avoidance systems, and aviation weather and determined the operational suitability of ATC procedures, airport capacity and delay concepts, new aircraft and navigation systems, and pilot training programs. Mr. Davis has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University. He is currently working as a consultant to Airbus Industrie and the FAA associate administrator for regulation and certification.
JOHN B. HAYHURST recently retired as president of Boeing Air Traffic Management and senior vice president of the Boeing Company after 33 years at Boeing and 3 1/2 years in this position. Previously, Mr. Hayhurst was vice president of business development for the Commercial Airplane Services business unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group (BCAG). Prior to this assignment, Mr. Hayhurst served as vice president and general manager of 737 programs. In addition, he was general manager of the BCAG production site in Renton, Washington. Before that, he served as vice president for the Americas and was responsible for the Boeing business relationships with airline customers in North America and Latin America and for the sale of Boeing commercial airplanes to customers in those regions. Mr. Hayhurst joined Boeing in 1969 as a customer support engineer. He held positions of increasing responsibility related to commercial airplanes and in 1987 was promoted to vice president of marketing. In this position, he played a significant role in the launch of the Boeing 777. Subsequently, he was responsible for leading teams planning the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft larger than the Boeing 747. He then served as vice president-general manager of the Boeing 747-500X/600X program. Mr. Hayhurst is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington in 1971. In 1998, Mr. Hayhurst was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by Purdue University.
RICHARD MARCHI is senior vice president, technical and environmental affairs, for the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). He is responsible for overall supervision, direction, and coordination of the staff and activities of the ACI-NA Technical and Environmental Affairs Department. The department provides staff support to five ACI-NA committees: Technical Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Small Airports, Business Information Technologies, and Public Safety and Security. He is also responsible for the development, coordination, and presentation of technical, security, telecommunications, and environmental policies for consideration by the ACI-NA board of directors, for the preparation of responses to governmental issues of concern to airports, and for the development of airport testimony on technical matters. He is the association’s focal point representative in preparations for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) technical and environmental matters affecting member airports. Mr. Marchi is an active member of several FAA advisory committees and task forces, including the FAA Free Flight Select Committee, the FAA New Large Aircraft Facilitation Group, and the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee, where he serves as chairman of the Airport Technology Research Subcommittee.
AMY R. PRITCHETT is an associate professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering and a joint associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research encompasses cockpit design, including advanced decision aids; procedure design as a mechanism to define and test the operation of complex, multiagent systems such as ATC systems; and simulation of complex systems to assess changes in emergent system behavior in response to implementation of new information technology. Dr. Pritchett is the editor of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation for the air traffic area; associate editor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication; technical program chair for the aerospace technical group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; and co-chair of the 2004 International Conference in Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace (HCI-Aero).
EDMOND L. SOLIDAY was employed by United Airlines for over 35 years as a pilot, human factors instructor, flight manager, and staff executive. For the last 11 years with United, he served as vice president of safety, quality assurance, and security, and he was responsible for flight safety, aircraft cabin safety, occupational safety, environmental compliance, operational quality assurance, security, computer security, and emergency response. Captain Soliday made significant contributions in the development of emergency response methodologies, flight crew human factors safety initiatives, enhanced ground proximity warning devices, flight operations quality assurance programs (digital performance monitoring and analysis), union-management occupational safety initiatives, code share and express carrier auditing, implementation of aviation industry security screening technology, and risk analysis methodologies. Captain Soliday has served on numerous aviation safety advisory boards and commissions, including the Gore Commission’s Aviation Security Baseline Working Group, the Flight Operations Quality Assurance Advisory Rulemaking Committee, the IATA Flight Safety Committee, and the Air Transport Association Environment Executive Subcommittee. He chaired the Commercial Aviation Safety Team, the Air Transport Association Safety Council,