Paul Albuquerque is an Aerospace Engineer in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Technology and Procedures Division within the Flight Standards Service. His focus areas are policy development for the enabling technologies of UAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, with a special emphasis on detect and avoid (DAA) technologies. He participates in both ASTM’s F-38 and RTCA’s SC-228 committees to help develop industry standards for BVLOS technologies.
Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. Albuquerque was a Flight Dynamics engineer with the Navy at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. At Patuxent River, he worked on both manned and unmanned platforms before becoming an SME for all naval small unmanned aircraft.
Mr. Albuquerque holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, both in Aerospace Engineering.