Wes Ryan Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology Lead, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service FAA
Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology Lead
FAA Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service, Kansas City
Wes Ryan has been with the FAA for 17 years and holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas. He has helped lead emerging technology initiatives for the FAA in glass displays, avionics, light sport aircraft, electric propulsion, and unmanned aircraft. For 5 years, he has been actively participating with NASA, FAA and industry to identify a path to enable On Demand Mobility concepts. His goal is the safe operational integration of UAS and Urban Mobility, and to leverage core technologies like advanced flight path control, electric propulsion, and automation concepts to improve aviation safety and enable transformational flight concepts in the future.