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Greg Joyner

Director of Air Traffic Systems and Operations

Greg Joyner has over 40 years of experience in executive leadership, program/project management, and multidisciplinary engineering research and development. He is a proven leader in standards development, system design/deployment, contract/financial management, safety promulgation, policy formulation/negotiation, entrepreneurship, communications with stakeholders and advancing U.S. interests. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s in engineering administration from the George Washington University.  

Joyner serves as center director for Air Traffic Systems and Operations at Volpe. In this role, he oversees five technical divisions—Air Navigation and Surveillance, Aviation Systems Engineering, Air Traffic Management Systems, Aviation Facilities and Business Services, and Aircraft Wakes and Weather—as well as the NextGen Program Office. The Center for Air Traffic Systems and Operations maintains and applies internationally recognized capabilities in aviation systems and operational management to enhance the capacity, safety and security of the nation’s aviation system. 

Prior to joining Volpe, Joyner served as the manager of the FAA Program Management Organization’s (PMO) Air Traffic Management Programs Group. He has served in various technical and leadership positions in the FAA over the past 27 years. He was responsible for managing the modernization of FAA’s En-route and Terminal Automation systems to enable the FAA to seamlessly transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).  

Joyner is the former senior FAA representative to Mediterranean Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East; the former U.S. member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) All Weather Operations Panel; the former U.S. member of the ICAO Testing of Radio Navigation Aids Study Group; and the former program manager of the ICAO Aeronautical Surveillance Panel (ASP). 

Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018