Wes Ryan Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology Lead, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service FAA



Wes Ryan has been with the FAA for 17 years. He is currently the Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology Lead for the Policy and Innovation Division of the Aircraft Certification service.He provides strategic leadership at a global level for emerging technology initiatives for avionics, light sport, electric propulsion, unmanned aircraft, urban air mobility, and automation.He was instrumental in bringing glass displays, GPS moving maps, and envelope-protection autopilot technology into lightGA aircraft, and has helped establish global acceptance of a risk-based approach to certification of products according to the FAA safety continuum. His perpetual passion is to leverage technology for continuous improvement of aviation safety, integration, and access for manned and unmanned aircraft systems.