Advisory Council Chairman, Expert & Author
President, Government & Aerospace
Convergent Performance, LLC
Subject Matter Expert: Automation Airmanship
Council Member since 2016
Captain Lutat has been a leader in helping organizations worldwide to adapt to the demands of highly automated aircraft and in 2004, originated the concept of “Automation Airmanship®”. He co-authored “Automation Airmanship: 9 Principles of Glass Cockpit Airmanship” (McGraw-Hill, 2013). He has presented the concept at industry aviation forums in North America, Europe and Australia.
Captain Lutat is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and has served aboard cutters and air stations across the U.S. during his 10 years of service. As a Coast Guard Search and Rescue pilot, instructor and check airman, he accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in the Dassault Falcon 20G. He was among the initial cadre of Coast Guard Aviators to bring Crew Resource Management to Coast Guard Aviation.
Captain Lutat has been a commercial pilot and Captain for a large global airline since 1995, where he serves as a Captain, instructor and check airman on the Boeing MD-11. He has experience operating the B-727 (First Officer) and DC-10 (Flight Engineer). He has designed safety courseware, advanced technology flight crew interfaces and procedures for civil and military customers since 1995. In 2003 he was among the original founding partners of Convergent Performance, LLC.