Boeing Horizon X, Business Development Executive
Paul E. McDuffee is a Business Development Executive responsible for advancing development and integration of autonomous systems for Boeing Horizon X. He serves as principal advisor to Horizon X on matters relating to regulation and policy for UAS operations and as advocate for UAS national airspace integration. Paul’s involvement in UAS development is extensive. Prior to joining Boeing, he held the position of Vice President of Government Relations for Insitu, Inc. responsible for driving much of the company efforts transitioning into to commercial and civil market opportunities. Prior to joining Insitu in 2006, he transitioned from a 30 year career in academia as a full professor, Chief Pilot/Instructor, and Vice President of Aviation Training at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He currently serves on the AUVSI board of directors and Advocacy Committee. Paul was a charter member of the FAA’s small Unmanned Aircraft System Aviation Rulemaking Committee and past member of the FAA UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee and the UAS Remote ID and Tracking Rulemaking Committee. He is past working group chair on ASTM’s F-38 Committee developing industry consensus standards for small UAS. Paul also served two terms as chair of the Aeronautical Industries Association UAS Committee. He is currently serving as co-chair of RTCA Special Committee 228 chartered by FAA to establish performance standards for UAS command and control and detect and avoid solutions. Paul was recently awarded the RTCA 2017 Achievement Award and Outstanding Leader Award. Paul is a former member of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team steering committee and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine UAS Risk Assessment panel and has been recently accepted as a member of the Academies newly formed Urban Air Mobility Study Panel.
Paul is an active pilot and aircraft owner holding Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates, with jet type ratings, has logged over 9000 flight hours and holds both a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.