Professor Emeritus Robert W. Simpson
served as Director of
the Flight Transportation Laboratory in the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Professor
Simpson has gained over 30 years of experience worldwide as a consultant and educator in
aviation research and analysis. At MIT, he taught courses in flight transportation
operations analysis, airport planning and design, air traffic control, and airline
management and marketing, as part of the graduate program in flight transportation.
William C. Hoffman, has been with the firm since 1980.
He specializes in airport/airline planning and operations, computer simulation and
software development, and air traffic control and navigation technology. He has extensive
experience in the management of projects sponsored by federal, state, local, and private
agencies. Mr. Hoffman is also an experienced pilot having held both commercial and
instructor ratings in twin engine aircraft.
Professor Amedeo R. Odoni
is one of the original founders of FTA. He holds a joint professorship in
MIT's Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Civil Engineering, where he teaches
graduate courses in planning and design of airports, air traffic control, systematic
policy analysis, logistical and transportation planning methods, and urban operations
research. He is the Co-Director of MIT's Operations Research Center and the Statistics
Center, which administer education and research programs widely recognized among the best
in the nation.
Raymond A. Ausrotas
was Associate Director of the
MIT Flight Transportation Laboratory (FTL) and is a principal at FTA. He oversaw the
management and administration of the FTL, which initiates and contributes to comprehensive
studies of all areas of the air transportation industry. Mr. Ausrotas has participated in
a number of economic, operational and technical studies including an assessment of the
future of the U.S. aviation system, which was a comprehensive look at airlines, general
aviation, airports, and the air traffic control system to help define NASA's future
F. Mathaisel is a Professor of Operations
Research at Babson College and a principal at FTA. He is a specialist in
operations research applications in aviation, and is also affiliated
with MIT's Flight Transportation Laboratory. Dr. Mathaisel's teaching
responsibilities at Babson College include both graduate and
undergraduate courses in mathematics, operations research and software
design. His academic research activities at Babson, MIT and FTA involve
the application of operations research and artificial intelligence
techniques to aircraft scheduling, airline fleet planning, classroom and
course scheduling, and mail distribution and delivery.