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Vincent Capezzuto is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Engineering for Aireon. He is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of the Aireon system.
With more than 30 years of experience in Air Traffic Management, Capezzuto has an extensive knowledge of the Air Traffic Systems, Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) and related technologies, ground radar and satellite systems alike. Most recently, Capezzuto spent 18 years working at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In his role as the Director of Air Traffic Systems in the FAA’s Program Management Organization (PMO), Capezzuto was responsible for systems that support daily tactical operations, as well as executing new surveillance and automation tools that are forming the basis for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
Capezzutto currently serves as a board member of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), which promotes, maintains and enhances the stature and well being of the air traffic control profession and aviation community.
Capezzuto held a variety of positions at the FAA, including Director of En Route and Oceanic Program Operations and Supervisory Aviation Technical System Specialist for a variety of air traffic systems. Prior to joining the FAA, he worked for private sector companies including United Technologies, Westinghouse and Republic Electronics, where he was involved in the design, integration, test, implementation and manufacturing of electronic equipment for commercial, civil and military applications.
Mr. Capezzuto holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.