Convergent Performance, LLC
Christopher J. Lutat, B.S., is a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and served the Coast Guard as a Search and Rescue Pilot and Instructor Pilot. Prior to his designation as a Coast Guard aviator, he served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Evergreen as a Deck Watch Officer, Communications Officer, and Boarding Officer. He served as a Falcon 20G “Guardian” Aircraft Commander and instructor and was among the initial cadre of U. S. Coast Guard human factors facilitators. He holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate and type ratings in several commercial aircraft, and currently operates the Boeing MD11 family of aircraft. He has been a pioneer in bringing advanced technology procedures, interfaces, CRM and airmanship to organizations around the world.
Chris has led Convergent’s Advanced and Emerging Technology team for over ten years. He has been guiding organizations of all sizes through the transition from legacy aircraft to advanced fleets through developing policies, procedures and practices associated with safe, smooth, efficient operation of advanced aircraft. Both his extensive field work and research have made him a popular speaker on the subject of human-machine interface, and he has addressed military and civilian audiences at a variety of forums around the world.
Chris is the co-author of “Automation Airmanship: Nine Principles for Operating Glass Cockpit Aircraft” (McGraw-Hill Professional). Chris is also a Captain, Check Airman and Instructor Pilot for a major global airline, operating wide-bodied, glass cockpit aircraft on world-wide routes. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.