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    Karl D. Bilimoria Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Air Transportation"
    Is the Journal's First Editor-in-Chief Under Its New Name

    June 27 2016 – Reston, Va. – Jim Maser, president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has appointed Dr. Karl D. Bilimoria, an AIAA Associate Fellow and an aerospace engineer in the Flight Dynamics and Controls Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, as editor-in-chief of the “ Journal of Air Transportation.” The journal was previously published by the Air Traffic Control Association as “Air Traffic Control Quarterly.” Publishing operations for the journal transitioned to AIAA in late 2015, and publication under the new name and with an expanded scope commenced this year.

    I have known Karl for many years through his service in various capacities within AIAA Publications. In addition to his professional expertise in air traffic control and management, his experience in AIAA Publications will be beneficial in his leadership of the ‘ Journal of Air Transportation’" said Frank Lu, vice president, publications.

    Bilimoria is the technical lead for advanced air traffic flow management systems at NASA Ames. He joined the staff at NASA Ames in 1994, and has been researching various aspects of air traffic management. He is the co-inventor of the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET). Prior to joining the staff at NASA Ames, he was an assistant professor and research scientist at the Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, where he performed research in the areas of flight dynamics and control.

    Bilimoria has published over 90 technical articles on the dynamics and control of aerospace vehicles and he has served as an associate editor for the “ Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.” He has also served on the AIAA Publications Committee, including the Publications Ethical Standards Subcommittee and as chair of the Books Subcommittee. Bilimoria was a long-term supporter of “Air Traffic Control Quarterly” and a significant advocate for the journal’s transition to AIAA.

    Among Bilimoria’s honors are a NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal, the 2009 AIAA Aerospace Software Engineering Award, and a 2004 AIAA Sustained Service Award. He has also served on three AIAA technical committees, including the Committee of Air Transportation Systems.


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