Dr. Bill Tuccio

Dr. Bill Tuccio has diverse education and background in instruction, research, accident investigation, software engineering, and aviation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers.

Bill has accumulated over 2,000 hours as a flight instructor including a Chief Instructor of 141 schools. He has taught software applications for business. Additionally, he has taught electronics investigative modules for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Department of Transportation’s Transport Safety Institute.

Research areas include Safety Management Systems, conversation analysis, crew resource management, aviation charting, human factors, and user experience.

Bill worked for eight years at the NTSB’s Vehicle Recorder Division where he recovered electronic data from over 800 devices across 400 investigations mostly in aviation (including cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders), but also including marine, highway, and rail. He has spoken at a few NTSB Board Meetings related to recorders.

In the area of software engineering, Bill has programmed database-centric applications in industries including health care, insurance, automotive, software quality processes, aircraft brokerage, Department of Defense SharePoint customizations, and accounting.

As an ATP, Bill has over 8,000 hours of manned aviation with an additional 1,000 hours of unmanned aviation (Predator). He holds type ratings in the ATR and Short SD3, flying Part 135 and 121 over the last 40 years. He has owned his own aircraft and lived on a private airport.

In his community, Bill has served on numerous homeowner associations and taught prisoner re-entry educational programs. He serves on the advisory board of Seneca College’s UAS program and assists with industry/government committees related to aeronautical charting.

Dr. Tuccio’s PhD is in aviation from Embry-Riddle. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer. He is also pursuing a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Liberty University.

His publications and NTSB reports are available via http://www.tuccio.com.