Trace Worldwide announces new UAS program director

Trace Worldwide has announced that Andy Nahle has accepted the position of senior technical advisor, unmanned aircraft system program director.

Andy Nahle Trace Worldwide Corp.'s new unmanned aircraft system program director. Trace Worldwide Photo
Andy Nahle Trace Worldwide Corp.’s new unmanned aircraft system program director. Trace Worldwide Photo

A 26-year veteran of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Nahle brings in-depth knowledge of policy, regulatory requirements, and project approval processes to Trace Worldwide Corp.

Throughout his career, Nahle has served in roles from UAS senior technical advisor to the FAA administrator, to technical operations training and certification manager for the maintenance of the FAA National Airspace System (NAS) facilities and equipment, and program management for FAA NAS facilities engineering and program management. He also worked at an executive management level for two top 500 fortune companies, leading aviation business development, marketing, engineering and program management efforts related to airports and FAA capital improvement plans on regional and national levels.

Combined with his law enforcement background, Nahle led outreach efforts from the FAA to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in relation to UAS enforcement standards, enforcement authority, and the FAA Law Enforcement Assistant Program. He has delivered detailed briefings to law enforcement agencies on FAA authorities and law enforcement authorities relating to UAS, and proactively engaged in round-table sessions with law enforcement officials on topics such as UAS violations and UAS-related crime prevention.


Nahle, a graduate from the FAA senior executive leadership development program, has also earned an MBA, as well as a BS in civil engineering.

Trace Worldwide, located in Palos Verdes Estates, California, was created in 1987 to link manufacturing and service clients to global aviation markets through a net-work of engineers, sales and business professionals offering international representation, project management and technical services for aircraft mission equipment, ground support, aircraft interiors and the sUAS operator.

Trace Worldwide will be at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo, booth B4615, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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