DaeTech Stephen M. George
Stephen George
Stephen George is an Aerospace Engineer who has served as senior engineer and project manager for the Federal Aviation leading the FAA's efforts toward the development of Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Sense and Avoid (SAA) standards. Mr. George also leads the evaluations for foreign export of U.S. manufactured UAS in addition to subject matter expert participating in the establishment of U.S. airworthiness standards for UAS and the associated System Safety methods for UAS specific systems and equipment.

Mr. George has held several appointments within the FAA, including Small Airplane Program Manager at the Denver Aircraft Certification Office and Senior Aerospace Engineer/Program Manager for Airborne Surveillance Avionics in the FAA's Avionic Systems Branch. He has been responsible for standards development and U.S. National policy for airborne surveillance technologies including the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and served as the FAA's Designated Federal Official for RTCA Special Committee 147 for TCAS II and RTCA Special Committee 186 for ADS-B.

Mr. George also served as the Chairmen for the Detect and Avoid working group of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking for Unmanned Systems (JARUS), Rapporteur of the Airborne Working Group of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Surveillance and Conflict Resolution Systems Panel (SCRSP) and Aeronautical Surveillance Panel (ASP), developing Standard Aerospace Recommended Practices (SARPS) and the ICAO Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) manual. He has worked with the ICAO Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study group in the areas of Airworthiness, System Safety and Detect and Avoid. He was influential in the chartering of RTCA Special Committee 203 (SC-203) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and has been engaged in multiple efforts in defining and bounding the UAS sense and avoid problem.

Mr. George has owned and managed a contract engineering services company providing engineering services to the Aerospace and Nuclear Power industries in addition to starting and operating a small aircraft leasing company. He held the position of Director of Product Support and Systems Engineering for an aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul facility developing Supplemental Type Certification products for Transport Category Civil Aircraft in addition to development of electrical and avionics upgrades to the KC-135 and C-130 aircraft. Mr. George also held the position of Systems Engineer/Analyst on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor programs at General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

Mr. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Central Florida, an Aviation Safety Certification from the University of Southern California and is an instrument rated private pilot.