The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced the addition of Kate Fraser and Charlie Precourt to the association´s board of directors, the company said.
Fraser is head of safety for Joby Aviation, a California-based company that is a pioneer in the development of novel aircraft enabled by electric propulsion. Joby also has been working on an aircraft that would enable a vertiport-based transportation service that saves people an hour a day in their day-to-day travel, with zero emissions. Previously, Fraser spent three years with the FAA´s Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention, collaborating with industry partners to reduce the fatal accident rate.
Precourt is the vice president and general manager of the Propulsion Systems Division at Orbital ATK. A veteran of four space flights and member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Precourt held several management positions within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including deputy program manager for the International Space Station, chief of the Astronaut Corps and director of operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The veteran aviator and astronaut retired as an Air Force colonel in 2000.