Manager, Technology Development and Prototyping Group
Mr. Paul Fontaine is the Acting Director of the Research and Technology Development (R&TD) Directorate within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization's NextGen and Operations Planning Service Unit (ATO-P).
As Director, Mr. Fontaine is responsible for formulating, managing, and coordinating the agency’s research and advanced technology development program in airport and aircraft safety, human factors, communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management. The R&TD Directorate also produces the National Aviation Research Plan on behalf of the FAA administrator for submission to Congress.
Mr. Fontaine leads a large technical workforce of scientists, engineers, engineering research psychologists, computer specialists and technicians located at both the FAA Headquarters, Washington D.C., and the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City, N.J.
He is the former manager of the Advanced Technology Development and Prototyping Group, responsible for a portfolio of developmental/demonstration NextGen programs spanning all areas of operations within the FAA. He also managed the NextGen Integrated Test Bed environment, together with government/industry partners, enabling joint testing of emerging technologies.
Presenter: Implementing NextGen - FAA Progress and Plans