B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech ‘81
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech ’82
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech ‘88


Professional History
Currently, Fay is the Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program at NASA Langley Research Center. In this capacity he leads flight demonstration activities associated with New Aviation Horizons Initiative. He is focused on development and execution of NASA’s Ultra Efficient Subsonic Transport X-Plane strategy.  Previously, from 2009-2016, Fay was the Project Manager of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project within NASA’s Integrated System Research Program. In this role, he directed the formulation and execution of NASA’s integrated system research project focused on the subsonic transport sector, working in partnership with Industry, FAA, AFRL and other government agencies.

Select Awards and Recognition
NASA Sloan Fellow
Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Associate Fellow of the AIAA