//Bob Billings, GS-15, DAF (Ret)
Bob Billings, GS-15, DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Bob Billings

Key Specialties

  • Military Airworthiness Certification

  • Crew Escape Engineering

  • Ejection Seats

  • Crew Systems and Passenger Safety

  • Life Support

Bob Billings

GS-15, Department of the Air Force (Retired)

Mr. Bob Billings has over 40 years of engineering background in the research, development, and acquisition of aeronautical systems. During his US Air Force (USAF) career, he held critical engineering positions in the crew systems area at Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) (now AFLCMC) and developed the crew systems area of the original MIL-HDBK-516, Airworthiness Certification Criteria. Throughout his career, he has been technically involved with the crew systems of nearly all USAF aircraft developed since the early 1970s, including A-10, B-2, X-29, B-1B, E-8C, T-6, T-46, F-5, F-16, and F-22 aircraft and has made significant contributions to numerous ejection seat improvements, saving over 600 pilots’ lives in 25 countries throughout the world. As a consultant, Mr. Billings has helped numerous companies develop and improve ejection seats, fixed aircrew seats, aircrew helmets, oxygen masks, helmet mounted displays, inertia reels, parachute releases, and mobile restraints.

Key Positions

  • Vice President, AirCrew Escape Services
  • Crew Systems Technical Advisor, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC/ENFC)
  • Chief Support Systems Engineer, B-1B System Program Office
  • Chief, Support Systems Engineer, Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF)
  • Crew Systems Engineer, F-16 System Program Office
  • Chief Engineer, Life Support Systems Program Office (now Human Systems Division)
  • Crew Escape Engineer/Lead Engineer, ACES II Ejection Seat Program


  • MS, Industrial Management, Central Michigan University
  • BS, Engineering Mechanics, US Air Force Academy (USAFA)