Crown Consulting Inc.

Jim Weatherly
February 7, 2023

Crown Consulting Inc. has named Jim Wetherly as its chief systems engineer. In this role, he will lead the application of systems engineering and lifecycle strategy development efforts in support of customer and corporate needs.

Wetherly brings extensive air traffic management domain expertise in strategic planning, research and development, systems engineering, system acquisitions and operations, financial and program management, and policy implementation from a 30-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“I am delighted to have Jim join our team,” said Crown CEO Al Khan. “I’ve worked with Jim for over 20 years and have consistently been impressed with the depth of his expertise with the air traffic system. Jim has been a driving force behind ATM modernization, and we are excited having him on board.”

Wetherly last served FAA as a senior technical advisor for air traffic organization (ATO) strategy, where he helped lead the ATO address complex operational and corporate challenges. His skills and leadership while at the FAA were instrumental in enhancing and implementing several systemwide improvements to the traffic flow management systems of the National Airspace System (NAS).

His experience in air traffic flow management operations led to pioneering efforts in novel operational data exchange and procedures with airline operators to mitigate air traffic system delays. His successful deployment of collaborative decision making (CDM) enhancements established new standards of excellence for modern traffic flow management, significantly contributing to the efficiency of the NAS.

Wetherly holds a Master of Science degree in operations research from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

About Crown Consulting Inc.

Founded in 1989, Crown ( applies engineering, information solutions and analytics expertise to assist government and industry in enhancing performance and planning for future challenges. Specializing in the field of aviation, Crown has earned a reputation for forging system and service solutions based on analytic rigor and real-world perspectives – as reflected in contributions to challenging programs with the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA. Today, the company is at the forefront in integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System – advancing FAA efforts – as well as the initiatives of North Carolina. Ohio and New York State – to introduce UAS technology to serve a host of public and commercial purposes safely.