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John Meehan

Management & Program Analyst/Industry Liaison, Federal Aviation Administration

John is a Management & Program Analyst and Industry Liaison in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Team, located at FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, John provides technical support, subject matter expertise, and performs detailed research in response to inquiries from within the agency, other agencies, industry, Congress, and the general public, and coordinates responses with appropriate FAA personnel. He also provides subject matter expertise in the development of concepts, policies, standards, procedures and guidance related to the safe integration of UAS into the NAS.He also participates in Inter Agency Working Group meetings with DOD, DHS, CIA, SS, FEMA, and other Federal and State Agencies, and Trade Associations. He acts as a champion and evangelist for UAS stakeholders within the Agency, and performs educational outreach and assistance with key stakeholders such as Public Aircraft Operators (Law Enforcement, 1st Responders, Public Health, etc.) and Civil Operators in a variety of industries.

John is a graduate of West Point and former US Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot and served just over 5 years in the Army as an Aviation Officer before getting his MBA from Boston College and joining private industry, mostly in International Sales and General Management positions. He has worked at three Aircraft OEMs and run Fixed Base Operations at Stewart Airport in New York and Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia. Prior to joining the FAA, John was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Sales at Wyvern Ltd, an aviation risk management company based in Yardley, PA.

John holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating rotary wing, a Private Pilot Rating with Instrument rating, single engine land airplane, and a UAS Remote Pilot Certificate.


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