Profile:Jim Tisdale has 29 years of aviation industry experience. Jim is currently the Managing Director of Engineering, Planning & Performance for FedEx Express. He has been a FedEx Express team member since 1995 and started his aviation career with GE Aircraft Engines. During Jim’s 25 years with FedEx Express, he has been involved with a number of projects: GE and Pratt Whitney engine technical program oversite, 767 & 777 Acquisition Programs, Passenger-to-Freighter Programs that included 727, MD11, Airbus, and 757. In addition, Jim has had prior responsibility for the aircraft engineering teams at FedEx and is currently responsible for the Maintenance Program, Fleet Teams and Fleet Reliability. Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.