Chaim Van Prooyen
Chaim Van Prooyen is a Project Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) with 15 years of experience in the aviation industry. Since 2012, he has been managing airfield projects through design and construction as well as managing the FAA 7460 Program for the airport. Most recently, he became the UAS Program Coordinator for all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at the World’s Busiest Airport. In January 2017, he successfully coordinated the first UAS flight in restricted Class B Airspace, and in March 2017 coordinated the first UAS flight over a runway at a Commercial Service Part 139 airport under the new FAR Part 107. Since then, Chaim has been working with researchers from both the private sector and the FAA to develop a best use for UAS on-airports, and most recently co-authored a SOP for UAS on airport with the ATL UAS Working Group Committee. Prior to becoming a Project Manager, Chaim spent seven years in Airport Operations. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.