Mr. Robert Bassey is an electrical engineer with the FAA Airport Engineering Division. Robert oversees the development of several airport and heliports standards, focusing on enhancing airport safety and capacity as well as in the research and design of varied innovative airfield systems. Robert is also leading the development of vertiport design standards to serve emerging Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Prior to joining the Airport Engineering Division, Robert worked with the FAA Airport Technology Research and Development Team at the William J. Hughes Technical Center for several years. He studied engineering at Syracuse University and came to the FAA after graduation. Over the years, Robert has authored numerous technical reports and memos detailing the findings of these research efforts. Results of these research activities have led to the introduction of state of the art improvements into the National Airspace System.