Master of Business Administration, 1972
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, 1963
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, 1957
Ausrotas, a principal at FTA, was the Associate Director of the MIT
Flight Transportation Laboratory (FTL) from 1971 to 1996. He oversaw the management and
administration of the FTL, which initiates and contributes to comprehensive studies in all
areas of the air transportation industry.
At FTL, Mr. Ausrotas participated in a number of economic,
operational and technical studies. He was the primary investigator and author on a NASA
study to assess 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 research needs. He was also the author of a NASA study to evaluate the
impact of advanced air transport technology on the demand for international air travel.
Mr. Ausrotas was a major participant in a study to determine the impact of a reliable,
fault-tolerant multiprocessor aboard commercial transports in aircraft design and cost,
airline operations, and airline maintenance procedures. He was the primary investigator
and co-author of a study which aimed to determine the impacts of technology initiatives on
the capacity needs of the US airspace system. He recently completed a NASA study that
examined the potential of large all-cargo aircraft.
Prior to joining the Flight Transportation Laboratory in 1971,
Mr. Ausrotas had been with the Instrumentation Laboratory at MIT (now C.S. Draper
Laboratory), working in the area of applied mathematics, with emphasis on the guidance,
navigation and control of aerospace vehicles. His work involved extensive use of digital
and analog computers for modeling and simulation of dynamic systems.
Studies at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory involved the
proposed use of an accurate guidance system as a substitute for existing test range
instrumentation schemes; development of techniques for alignment and calibration of
advanced inertial guidance systems; and the proposed use of two satellites to more
accurately determine the earth's gravity field. During his last four years the
Instrumentation Laboratory, he was Group Leader of the Skipper Analysis Group.
Mr. Ausrotas spent his military service at the Army
Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville, Alabama as a quality control engineer. The work
involved definition of quality assurance plans for civilian contractors, as well as
on-site inspection of their quality control procedures.
Mr. Ausrotas is a senior member of the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of the AIAA Air Transportation Systems
Technical Committee. He is a member of the Air Transportation Research International
Forum. From 1985 to 1995 he was a member of the Committee on Aviation Economics and
Forecasting of the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. Mr.
Ausrotas is the author or co-author of approximately three dozen professional