Applied Aeronautical Systems has been in existence since 1985. Staff have backgrounds in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, avionics software engineering, aircraft performance statistics, avionics integration, interface design and pilot training. Many are also pilots with extensive experience with jet aircraft in either corporate, airline or military flight environments.

Executive Bios

Gary A. Wagner
Chairman / CEO
Gary A. Wagner received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Concordia University and an M.Sc. degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University. Captain Wagner has over 37 years of airline flying experience and has multiple aircraft endorsements including wide body aircraft. Captain Wagner has worked for many years in the areas of aircraft performance, operational efficiency and flight safety, and has appeared as an expert witness in several high profile accident investigations including the Concorde accident.

M. Eric Lepchenske LtCol (Ret), USAF
Eric Lepchenske received a B.Sc. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.A. degree in International Relations from Webster University. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force after twenty-seven years as an active duty and reserve pilot and staff officer, during which time he flew F-15 and T-38 aircraft, as well as served in command staff positions with U.S. Forces Japan and Air Mobility Command. Mr. Lepchenske is an American Airlines pilot and also served as a Senior Commodity Manager in Maintenance and Engineering Purchasing for American Airlines. Prior to joining AASI, Mr. Lepchenske served as the co-founder of the Air Mobility Command Fuel Efficiency Office where he initiated and supervised the implementation of initiatives to create both fuel and operational efficiencies across more than 80 individual Mobility Air Forces Wings, including those operating in combat zones.