Airway Pioneer Member
Bill H. Ellis

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Vice President, Aviation Services May 2004 - Present
Midwest ATC Service, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas

Mr. Ellis provides executive oversight and day-to-day guidance to facility
managers and corporate leaders of Midwest ATC Service, Inc. regarding the
management and application of state of the industry quality assurance and
training requirements of the FAA and other air traffic service providers.

President, Ellis and Associates, L.L.C. June
2003 – May 2004
Kansas City, Missouri

Mr. Ellis provided expert witness services and consultation on air traffic
control issues as well as other consulting services including airport
design, air traffic control procedures, quality assurance, organizational
design, and air traffic resource management.

Mr. Ellis was recently involved in the design and transition of the FAA’s
Air Traffic Services, Acquisition and Research, and Free Flight Offices
into the new Air Traffic Organization (ATO) which will be a performance
based organization (PBO) within the FAA. As a former lead of several
restructuring projects within the Air Traffic Services organization, his
expertise and organizational knowledge of the FAA make him a valuable
asset to the design and transition to the new performance based

Program Director – Air Traffic Resource Management Program
(ATX), FAA Headquarters-Washington, D.C. (SES)
December 2001 – February 2003 (Retired from FAA, February 2003)

Mr. Ellis managed the air traffic organization’s $3.4 billion budget, the
staffing of a 24,000 employee organization with over 400 field facilities,
the administration of labor contracts with 4 unions, and the air traffic
control system technical training program.

Manager, Air Traffic Division, New England Region-Burlington,
Massachusetts, (SES),

October 2000 – December 2001

Mr. Ellis provided executive oversight for the management of the air
traffic system within the 6 New England states of Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Various Positions in FAA Washington Headquarters, Washington, D.C.,

June 1996 – October 2000

• Special Assistant for Technical Operations, Associate. Administrator for
Air Traffic Services (ATS-1),
August 1998 – October 2000
As the senior technical staff member for the Associate Administrator, Mr.
Ellis acted on behalf of ATS-1 on a wide range of technical air traffic
control issues.
• Chief of Staff, Director of Air Traffic (AAT),
June 1997 to August 1998
Mr. Ellis coordinated the day-to-day activity of the senior staff and
management in support of the air traffic mission. He also conducted daily
briefings to the director on the operations of the previous and current
• Manager - Operations Resources Division (ATO-300) June
1996 to June 1997
Mr. Ellis controlled the day-to-day management of the air traffic control
system training program, labor-management program, budget, and staffing

Manager, Evaluations Branch (ATH-140), FAA Headquarters Branch
Office-Seattle, Washington
November 1990 to June 1996

Mr. Ellis managed operational evaluations of 115 air traffic control
facilities. He was also instrumental in the success of the historic first
assessment of the Russian air transportation system by an organization
outside the Russian government. He followed up by developing a training
course to train 100 Russian aviation officials to design their own quality
assurance program.

Various Air Traffic Controller, Supervisor, and Manager
Positions - -Various Field Locations

November 1970 – November 1990

Mr. Ellis was an air traffic controller at Des Moines, Iowa; St. Louis,
MO, and held managerial positions at St. Louis, Des Moines, IA, Topeka,
KS, Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK, and staff positions in the Central
Regional Office in Kansas City, MO.

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