ZUG (5 March, 2018) — The DAV Foundation is pleased to announce a new advisory board member: George Zamka, an ex-NASA shuttle pilot and commander, and former FAA executive.
Noam Copel, CEO and Founder of the DAV Foundation remarked “We feel so fortunate to have George on board with us. Apart from his already remarkable background as a NASA astronaut, his experience in and connections within the FAA provide the Foundation with a significant boost in navigating the autonomous drone space in coming years. We recognize that there are real challenges ahead shaped by regulations and legislation, and George’s knowledge will be key to finding the best way forward.”
Zamka served for 30 years as a U.S. Marine Aviator, serving as a test pilot, squadron weapons and tactics instructor and operations officer. He achieved the rank of Colonel in the USMC. He was a NASA Space Shuttle pilot and commander, and was also the supervisor of the astronaut candidate class of 2004. Zamka is highly decorated, and has logged over 3500 flight hours and over 28 days in space. He completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
The DAV Foundation has assembled a core operations team of professionals to accomplish the project’s long-term goals, with distinguished experts such as Mr. Zamka providing advice and strategic perspective. Other leading experts will be announced as additions to the DAV team in the coming weeks.
The DAV Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research and development of the DAV network, as well as positioning it as the decentralized autonomous vehicle global standard. The organization is guided by the principles of transparency and openness, and invites the DAV community to help build a new way of transporting goods and people around the globe. The DAV Foundation is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, with representation offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, San Francisco, USA and Vancouver, Canada.
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