Mark began his aviation career as an officer in the USAF, serving as a navigator in the Military Airlift Command on C-141 aircraft. He has considerable experience in dispatch and system operations control having developed and managed domestic and international air carrier operations command and control centers.
His air carrier operational experience includes systems integration, collaborative programs with domestic and international Air Traffic Organizations, and key participation in FAA /Industry initiatives such as “14 CFR Part 121 Single-level of Safety,” and RTCA Special Committee SC-194 Data Link Integration as part of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Traffic Management. Mark has developed FAA compliant Internal Evaluation and Safety Management Programs. He has managed new entrant air carrier certification projects, and has demonstrated considerable experience in ATOS and IOSA assessments and executive level presentations on safety and risk analysis.
Mark is currently involved with the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry initiatives, commercial use, and the FAA rule-making process. UAS operations in the National Airspace System, safety and risk management.
Mark has consulted has a technical lead for major change safety risk management (SRM) system analysis during a transition of flight dispatch and crew scheduling programs. Mark provided three Part 121 air carriers system analysis reports and presentations to airline safety boards to determine risks and associated mitigations. SRM met newly established 14 CFR Part 5 requirements.
Mark is a contributing author to “Airline Operational Control Overview” published in 1998 by the FAA.