John S. Walker

President, JS Walker Group Aviation Solutions; Co-Chairman RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

John S. Walker has more than 45 years of aviation experience in a career rich in air traffic control, airspace management, flight navigation and airport development skills. John’s aviation career includes 34 years with FAA as well as four years in the U.S. Air Force. His last assignment with FAA was the Program Director of Airspace Management. In this position John was responsible for the management of all civil airspace within the United States. He also provided leadership for initiating the FAA’s National Airspace Redesign program, intended to transform both access and design of America’s airspace for space based operations. Prior to his assignment in Washington, D.C., John was FAA’s Air Traffic Division Manager in New York City, responsible for all air traffic operations in the northeast corridor. 

John is the co-chair of RTCA Special Committee 203, developing industry recommended performance standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). He also serves on the Board of Directors for UVS International located in Paris.

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