Chief Technical Officer
Steve Fulton joined GE Aviation as a Technical Fellow upon the acquisition of Naverus, Inc. in November, 2009. Steve was a co-founder of Naverus, Inc., a company dedicated to the successful operational deployment of performance based navigation. Prior to Naverus, Steve was employed by Alaska Airlines for over 12 years as a line and technical pilot, where he pioneered the Alaska Airlines’ RNP RNAV procedure development and established the Flight Ops Technical department. He provided the leadership at Alaska Airlines for the creation of an operational RNP capability which provides significant safety and economic benefits and has served as a model for all subsequent U.S. and international deployments of RNP. This leadership was recognized in 1998 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aircraft Operations Award. Prior to Alaska Airlines, Steve was an avionics engineer and development pilot for Honeywell International.
Steve is an FAA Air Transport Pilot, an FAA Flight Test Pilot Designated Engineering Representative and a former Alaska Airlines Instructor Pilot and Captain. He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is co-author of three US patents on air data formats for electronic primary flight displays and principles of RNP design. In April 2006, Steve was recognized for his work with an Aviation Week Laureate Award.
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