JoAnn Ford

Federal Aviation Administration

JoAnn Y. Ford, a member of the FAA's Navigation Programs  Senior Management Team, has over 30 years of FAA air traffic and aviation experience.  Ms. Ford is currently serving as the FAA Navigation SME to the FAA's UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC); and RTCA SC 203 UAS WG 1 and 2.  Among the numerous management positions Ms. Ford has held during her tenure with the FAA are:  Division Manager Aviation Weather Standards;  Navigation Services Chief Systems Engineer Requirements Group, Navigation Services Alaska Liaison; Manager  Air Traffic Planning, Information and Analysis Division; and staff, supervisory, and management field air traffic control specialist positions.  Ms. Ford has also been the designated FAA representative or speaker at international and domestic conferences; e.g., Asian Pacific Economic Council, 10th Air Navigation Conference, National Business Aviation Association, Association of American Airport Executives, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association, Alaska Air Carriers Association, Alaska Airmen Association, and numerous other aviation, air traffic control and aviation weather conferences.  Ms. Ford received her Master's Degree from the University of South Florida, and Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.  Ms. Ford's articles on the operational applications for GPS and WAAS for aviation have been featured in ICAO Journal, Avionics, Alaska Airman Association Transponder, and other technical publications.

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