Captain Joe Burns is Managing Director of Technology and Flight Test at United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. At United, he previously held positions as Managing Director -- Flight Standards, FAA Certificate Director of Operations, Manager -- Automation Systems, Pilot Instructor - A320/319,B-727, ALPA LEC Safety Chairman, and has flown B-737, 727 in line operations for UA. He is currently flying Captain on the B757/767 and A319/320. He is type-rated in B767, B757, A320, B-727, DHC-8, BE-1900 and BE300 aircraft. Previous to United, Mr Burns was the Director of Operations and Chief Pilot for USAir Express/Stateswest Airlines, a BAE-146 Pilot for USAir, B-727 Instructor and Pilot for Braniff Airlines, and SA-226 Pilot for Air Midwest. He is on the Executive Advisory Board for Position, Navigation, and Time (GPS); an Advisory Board Member for the National Center for Atmospheric Research; Board Member for Aspen Avionics, previous Board Member for EMS Technologies Inc , previous member of the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen Advisory Council Subcommittee; previous Board Member for Optical Detection Systems Inc, previous Board Member for AirDat LLC, Chairman of the Board of ATN Systems Inc, Chairman of the Board for Agile Defense LLC, and Board Member for Sensurion LLC. Additionally he is Chairman Emeritus for the A4A Air Traffic Control Council, Chairman Emeritus of the A4A Airline Operations Committee, former Vice-Chairman of the Airborne Internet Consortium, and former Board Member of the FAA's Free Flight Steering Committee. His engineering experience includes President of Inertia Technology, developing AWOS and Flight Sensor Systems, Chief Pilot and systems engineer for Coffeen, Fricke, and Associates, Chief Systems Engineer for Ericsson, Inc.'s Fiber Optic Network Communications Division, and Engineering Manager for Sprint's Telenet/UniNet Division. He has MBA degree in Management from the Miami University School of Business and a BS degree in Aeronautics/Aeronautical Engineering from Miami University. Mr Burns also holds multiple patents in Communications, Security, and Sensor Technology.