General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Lowell Foster is GAMA’s Director of Global Innovation and Engineering. Recently joining GAMA, he is responsible for developing new paths for the integration of emerging general aviation technologies, including support for the GAMA Electric Propulsion & Innovation Committee (EPIC), which works to enable the certification and operation of hybrid and electric aircraft and on-demand air mobility in the global marketplace. Lowell comes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where he was responsible for a broad range of general aviation safety, policy and regulatory activities with the Aircraft Certification Small Airplane Standards Branch. In addition to serving as project manager for the Part 23 restructuring and performance based rulemaking, Lowell contributed to numerous policy efforts concerning new aircraft technologies including, electric propulsion, advanced flight controls, VTOL, and UAS; and how to leverage performance-based rules for these projects. He has 30 years as a flight test engineer in both government and industry and is a private pilot with instrument and glider ratings.