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Tom Davis has guided Crown’s Science and Research Program since 2016 following a 36-year career at the NASA Ames Research Center.

Davis is a recognized expert in aviation automation, including advanced air mobility (AAM) and airspace systems.  He directed NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Market Study, as well as numerous other AAM concept developments and analyses.

He serves as lead technical advisor to North Carolina’s UAS Integration Pilot Program, playing a central part in North Carolina becoming the first state with Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAS medical package delivery services.

Davis pioneered development of air traffic decision support tools as a researcher and project manager throughout his career. As the NASA Ames chief of the Aviation Systems Division, he directed NASA’s largest advanced AAM research organization that included integration of UAS into the National Air Space, unmanned traffic management concept development and advanced air traffic management automation initiatives.

He was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, Exceptional Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal and NASA’s Software of the Year award, among other recognitions.

Davis holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from University of Cincinnati.