Mr. Alvania retired from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after more than 30 years of government service supporting the U.S. Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. He started his career as a fully qualified air traffic controller at a major Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON), and an enroute Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Later, he relocated to FAA Headquarters in Washington as a program/Branch manager for the research and development of new and advanced ATC technologies, applications, and capabilities. He wrote the original operational concept document for the current national Traffic Flow Management (TFM) system and was also the original program manager for the development and deployment of the current TFM Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) capabilities. In addition, Mr. Alvania served as the professional staff member for aviation on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and technology.
After leaving government service, Mr. Alvania acted as the ATC subject matter expert (SME) for the Saab Sensis Corporation supporting multiple ATC related projects. Finally, Mr. Alvania founded Air Traffic Systems Consulting, LLC to provide on-site ATC seminars and other consulting/training for companies considering or actively engaged in the development of ATC technologies and their operational applications. Mr. Alvania earned an MS degree in Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS degree in Mathematics/Physics from the University of Pittsburgh.