Jerry N. Hefner Sr., President of ICAS

(PresseBox) ( Bonn, Germany, )
Mr. Hefner is the current President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS).
Mr. Hefner retired from NASA Langley Research Center in July 2005 with over 39 years of experience in leading, directing, supervising, managing, and conducting complex research programs and/or projects in the areas of small aircraft transportation systems, systems analysis for aircraft and aerospace vehicles, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, and acoustics. His last assignment was the Manager for the Small Aircraft Transportation Systems (SATS) Project in NASA's Airspace Systems Program. He has authored/coauthored 87 scientific and technical papers and presentations.

Since retiring from NASA, Mr. Hefner has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Aerospace where he led a team of senior national industry and university leaders in developing an R&T Plan entitled "Research and Development for Safe, Secure and Affordable Air Service for Every Community in America (published in January 2006). This plan provides the strategy and Mr. Hefner is the current President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS). technical requirements to continue the progress toward implementation of a small aircraft transportation system in the United States in the near future. He also conducted "Red Team" evaluations of NIA proposals submitted to NASA under the 2006 NASA Research Announcement as well as a major proposal to provide engineering and scientific support to NASA.

Also since retiring from NASA, Mr. Hefner has served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Old Dominion University, where he organized, designed, and teaches an undergraduate, senior level course in Motor Sports Vehicle Dynamics.

Mr. Hefner earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University in 1966 and Masters Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1968.

Mr. Hefner is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and serves as the Vice Chair for Aeronautics on the AIAA International Activities Committee. He has served as the AIAA Technical Director for the Aircraft Technology Integration and Operations Group and served on the AIAA Board of Directors from 1996 until 1999. Mr. Hefner also has served as Chairman and member of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee and as the AIAA Program Coordinator for the High-Speed Civil Transport. He further served on the AIAA Honors and Awards Committee from 1999 to 2001.
Mr. Hefner has been married for 42 years to his wife Betty and has two adult children.
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