April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

James M Williams

JHW Unmanned Solutions LLC


Jim Williams is the founder and president of JHW Unmanned Solutions LLC and advises clients on issues related to aircraft and space operations with specific emphasis on all things related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—a.k.a. drones. With nearly 30 years of experience in the Aviation sector while working at the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Jim recently served as Manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. This office functions as the single agency focal point for all UAS-related activities. Before taking the helm of the UAS Integration Office in March 2012, Jim spent six years as the Director of Engineering Services in the FAA’s NextGen Organization, where he led the coordination and integration of all systems engineering work needed to move the NAS toward NextGen. During his extensive career with the FAA, Jim led the organization tasked with lifecycle management of all FAA communications systems, worked at the FAA Command Center, and led the team that designed, procured and fielded the FAA’s prototype Air/Ground Data Link Communications System. Jim also led the FAA Team that negotiated with other federal agencies to create a second civil GPS frequency. Jim graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.


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