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Nawal Taneja

  • Faculty Emeritus, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • Executive-In-Residence, FCOB
  • Airport Administrative Offices
    2160 West Case Road
    Columbus, OH 43235
  • 614-292-8980


With a career that spans 50 years in global aviation, Nawal Taneja has worked for and advised major airlines and related businesses worldwide, including serving as the president of a small airline that provided schedule and charter service with jet aircraft and the president of a research organization that provided consulting services to the air transportation community throughout the world.

Within the academic community, he has served on the Faculties at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (as an Associate Professor) and at The Ohio State University (first as a Professor, then as the Chairman of the Department of Aviation, and subsequently as the Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering).  Within the government sector, he has been recognized as an influential thinker and has advised worldwide Departments of Civil Aviation, Finance, Economics, and Tourism on matters relating to the role of governments for facilitating the development of the aviation sector to promote travel and tourism and enhance economic growth.

As a business author, he has written, at the encouragement of, and for, practitioners, eleven books on the airline industry. In December 2010, Airline Business included him in its list as one of the 26 of the industry’s most influential leaders of the past 25 years. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronatical Society of Great Britain. 

In 2014, he was elected a member of The Ohio State University Emeritus Academy.