Technologies and Assess Long-Term R&D Goals in Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology and the Committee on the Effects of Aircraft-Pilot Coupling on Flight Safety.


John B. Hayhurst retired in 2004 as senior vice president of the Boeing Company and president of Boeing Air Traffic Management after 33 years at Boeing and 3½ 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). Mr. Hayhurst’s other Boeing assignments included general manager of the BCAG production site in Renton, Washington; vice president and general manager of 737 programs; BCAG vice president of sales; and BCAG vice president of the Americas with responsibility 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. He is a member of the NRC Committee for the Assessment of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Program.


S. Michael Hudson is vice chair (retired) of Rolls-Royce North America. Mr. Hudson assumed that position in early 2000 and continued in that role through his retirement in the spring of 2002. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Hudson has served as chief engineer for advanced technology engines, chief engineer for small production engines, supervisor of design for the Model 250 engines, and chief of preliminary design and chief project engineer in vehicular gas turbines during his tenure at Allison. From 1962 to 1968, he was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, working in aircraft engine design, installation and performance, engine development and demonstration, and industrial and marine engine application engineering. His honors include membership as a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society, an honorary fellow of the American Helicopter Society, and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Hudson has served as chair of the SAE’s Aerospace Council. He has also been on its Aerospace Program Office Committee and its Finance Committee. He has served as chair of the ASEB Committee on Technology Pathways and testified to the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the House Committee on Science, March 29, 2006, on assessing the integrated plan for a next-generation air transportation system.


Charles E. Keegan is director of Future Air Navigation systems for Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems Airspace Management and Homeland Security business. In this role, he leads the NextGen initiative, Navigation and Landing Systems product line, and mergers and acquisitions efforts. Mr. Keegan graduated from Daniel Webster College in 1981 with a B.S. degree in air traffic control and business management. Prior to joining Raytheon, he was vice president, Operations Planning, for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as chair and director of the FAA’s Joint Program Development Office. As head of the JPDO, Keegan was responsible for the development and delivery of the NGATS plan for 2020 and beyond. Mr. Keegan served as the Air Traffic Organization’s vice president for en route and oceanic operations, which included carrying out new en route capabilities and oceanic airspace services delegated to the FAA by the International Civil Aviation Organization. In that role, he was responsible for the delivery of all en route air traffic services. He was also responsible for the financial management associated with providing these services. Mr. Keegan’s experience includes



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