Pearce has been named acting director of the US FAA/NASA-led Joint Planning and
Development Office (JPDO) following Charles Keegan’s departure for Raytheon.
previously served as JPDO deputy director and previously held numerous management
positions within NASA’s aerospace technology enterprise.
is a visionary leader who will do an outstanding job of coordinating the
six-agency effort to develop an integrated plan for the air transportation
system of the future,” says FAA administrator Marion Blakey
in a statement.
is a collaborative effort between the FAA, NASA, the White House office of
science and technology policy, and the US
departments of commerce, defense and homeland security. It is tasked with
upgrading the country’s national airspace system by 2025.
from Pearce’s promotion, the FAA is also announcing Ronald Esposito’s
appointment as acting director of the FAA’s technical center in Atlantic
City, New Jersey, following the
retirement of Anne Harlan.
FAA has also named several new air traffic organization directors.