Todd Magee High-Speed Flight Task Force Chair; Principal Investigator, NASA High Speed Commercial Vehicle Concepts and Technology Roadmaps Program Advanced Aerodynamic Design, Boeing Research & Technology


Todd Magee has spent the majority of his 36+ year career at Boeing focused on the design, analysis, development and testing of high speed aircraft, launch vehicles and missiles.  He has held leadership positions on many NASA, DOD and Boeing proprietary projects where supersonic and hypersonic aircraft have been developed. His expertise includes project leadership, aerodynamic design and analysis, performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics, sonic-boom design and analysis, aeroheating and wind tunnel testing for subsonic through hypersonic vehicles.  

Todd is currently the Principal Investigator on the NASA High Speed Commercial Vehicle Concepts and Technology Roadmaps program.  The objective of this program is to develop non-proprietary near-term and advanced concepts for high-speed (Mach 2- 5) commercial aircraft with entry into service in the 2030 and 2040 timeframes, respectively. Todd also is the Technical lead for the DARPA Glide Breaker Phase 2 program, which is focused on the development of Jet Interaction scaling laws through wind tunnel and flight experiments. Finally, Todd is the Boeing technical point-of-contact for the Boeing-JAXA collaboration.

Recent past project experience includes; Aerodynamics lead for the DARPA FAST program, Chief Engineer for the Boeing Supersonic NeXt project and Flight Sciences IPT lead for the Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Airplane (HPA) program.  The objective of the Supersonic NeXt project was to develop tools, technologies, and approaches to address environmental challenges to commercial supersonic flight. Todd’s Flight Science IPT lead responsibilities on the HPA program included leading the aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, configuration, mass properties, stability and control, performance and aeroheating. 

Todd’s other project experience includes Aeroscience IPT Lead for the Air Force X-51 Scramjet Flight Demonstrator, Advanced Design IPT lead for the DARPA Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP), Boeing Technical Representative for the DARPA Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstrator and Principal Investigator for the NASA Experimental Validation program.  The success of this last program was one of the contributing factors for launching the NASA Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD) program.  Todd has also worked on several other historic program’s including the NASA High Speed Research 

(HSR), Boeing’s Delta II & III launch vehicle, DC-X (Delta Clipper), Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) and High Endo-Atmospheric Defense Interceptor (HEDI).

Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Engineer in Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Southern California.  He is also an Associate Fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.