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So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:54 pm

I'm curious as to who is qualified enough to give Technical responses within this forum. Also it can't hurt to have a little database of Techs/Engineers to turn to.

So I'm asking those with a legitimate responses to add to this thread...those without, please disregard your comments.

I'll go first...and you can reply in similar fashion of Field of Expertise, Experience Level and Qualifications.


Navaids/Communications/ILS Tech
2 Years Experience
B.S. in Aircraft Avionics/FCC & IT Certs.


-Mark
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:03 pm

Quoting mmedford (Thread starter):
I'll go first...and you can reply in similar fashion of Field of Expertise, Experience Level and Qualifications.

B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering
B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering
Certificate in Aircraft Structures
M.S.E in Aeronautical Engineering
5 years in operations, 3 in technical/AOG engineering, 2 in flight test (10 total)

Tom.
 
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:26 pm

23 years in aircraft maintenance as mechanic and management. QC/QA experience.

A&P, FCC
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:46 pm

Licenced aircraft maintainance engineer with 14 years of experience.

EASA Part 66 B1 licence
Type ratings:
MD 11 / CF-6
B737-600/700/800/900 CFM-56
B757 PW2000
In near future (having done all the corses and passed the exams, but waiting for paperwork)
B747-400 / CF-6 / PW4000

FAA A&P licence


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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:16 pm

Hello
I m Zain Maqsood
Aerospace Apprentice Mechanic
Just done with License without Type Rating Exam (Airframe & Powerplant) CAA Pakistan
Planning for JAR 66 and A&P.
Also doing Computer Engineering in 3rd year.

My father is Director Engineering.
Aerospace Aircraft maintenance engineer basically.
B707,B737-300,B743,B742,A300B4,B777 Airframe type ratings.
GE CF6 series,GE90 series, PW JT9D,GE CFM56 Engines type license.
Total of 34 years of technical experience.
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:26 pm

Completed school for PArt 66 B1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4, 7 months left of practical training for my B1.1 license.

/Lars
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:28 pm

FAA Aircraft Dispatcher

7 yrs 121 dispatching experience

Off to a performance engineering class at Boeing/SEA next month.

Dispatch Check Airman and dispatcher ground trainer

SABRE Dispatch manager flight planning system administrator

Former navigation analyst at the worlds largest airline, pre-merger.

I have dispatched worldwide, with A319, A320, AT42, AT72, BA46, B737, B757, B767, CRJ2, CRJ7, D328, E145 aircraft.
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Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:28 pm

Licenced AME on Airframe/Powerplant on B732/B732SF-JT8D-9A/15/15A/17/17A & B752/B752SF/B752PCF-RB211-535C/E4
Employed as Maintenance Manager [A&C].
BAMEL in Cat A LA/PE & Cat C HA/JE.
Approx 21 yrs Experience in Aviation.

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MEL.
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:08 am

12 years as an avionics engineer
10 years as an avionics technician
3 year as a line mechanic
25 years in commercial aviation
 
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:28 am

Engineering degree , BSc, from City University London.
First Licence on dH Trident/Spey in 1971.

Then B732/JT8D and Tristar/RB211.

Nowadays work on the line for an airline.
British EASA licence A B1 C.
B737-200/300/400/500 JT8D/CFM56
B757/RB211
B767/RB211, CF6, JT9D.PW4000
B777/Trent,GE90
B747-400/RB211. PW4000
A320/CFM56. V2500
A330/CF6-80
and of course I still have Lockheed Tristar/RB211.

worked on line maint since 1979, now mainly A320 A330 and B767.

Steve.
 
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:36 pm

BS of Aerospace Engineering
MS of Systems Management

47 years in the industry including:

- Saturn V support
- Space Shuttle preliminary design
- Wind tunnel test and data analysis
- Large commercial transport design, flight test, certification & performance
- Airline/industry consultant
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:13 pm

19 years as a AMT. Worked Be99/200/1900, Metro, MD80/90,B737 classic and NG, B767/757. I've worked both hangar and line. I've done a lot of sheetmetal work and a fair amount of avionics.
 
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Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:51 pm

EASA Part 66 B1 licence:
B737 CL and NG
A320 Fam.
never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:23 am

Aircraft Systems Development Engineer, 4 years exp. , light a/c mechanic 1 year exp.
BEng Aerospace Engineering Design, GNVQ aircraft engineering & maintenance diploma, Private pilots license (60hrs exp)
Worked on 2 sustaining aircraft programs and 6 new aircraft programs so far.
Resident TechOps Troll
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:34 am

23 years in aviation

Transport Canada E licence (Avionics)
M2 licence (Airframe and Engine over 12,500)

Last 4 years as Instructor in Maintenance Training Department.
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:24 am

BSc (Eng) Mech Eng Imperial College London
MSAE Aerospace Eng University of Cincinnati

Gas turbine Design for Engines, Ltd, Bristol, England 1978-1986
Gas turbine Design for Engines, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio 1986-2000
Currently Program Manager of a well known Large Engine.
My views are not necessarily the views of the GE Company
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:48 am

24 years in Avation
Worked at Wardair, JAL, and Qantas before going to my current airline. Been there 22 years, the last 5 as a lead AMT
US A&P Licence.
Worked in the Hanger, then the Wheel and Brake shop, then the Line.
Schooled on
MD-80
MD-90
MD-11
L-1011
B-707
B-727
B-737-200/300/NG
B-757-200/300
B-767-200/300/400
A.310
Also worked on my SNJ-5 Project for a few years before I sold it (What a Money pit)
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:29 am

RAF 9 years 1956-1965 Line and Heavy Maintenance Electrician Vulcan, Valiant Canberra
1965 to 2000 in civil avaition as LAME on BAC1-11, Comet, HS748, B707, B727, A300B4, DC10-10, DC10-30, L1011, Bae 146 and Avro RJ series.
Enjoyed it all but favourites were the Vulcan and the DC10.
Retired in 2000 after 45 years starting as a mechanic and later holding different management positions.
Had the good fortune to spend 3 years in US, 18 months in Australia, 18 months in France and 5 years in total in Germany which included RAF service of 2 1/2 years.
oldtimer (70 next March)
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:37 pm

B.S. of Mechanical Engineering ( Enschede 1977 )
B.S. of Aerospace Engineering( Amsterdam 1979 )

Tech & Ops.
1978 Ops. KLM Technical Department DC-8-55F/63. 4 months hangar C-check, 3 months HMV.
1978 Theoretical Dutch FAA F/E license.
1979 Theoretical F/E Type rating DC10-30 (After grounding DC-10, due AA ORD accident, changed to :
1979-2010 F/E Type rating 747-100/200 series JT9D / CF6, later 747-300 series added.
1979-2010 Limited GE license 747-100/200 series, later changed to JAR- 66 A1, B1 (limited) 747-200/300
1981-2004 Route instructor 747
1988-2004 Simulator instructor (TRI)747
1989-2004 Simulator examiner (TRE)747
1990-2004 Dutch FAA theoretical examiner.
2004-2008 Changed to Martinair (MP), Freight Dog. (Dutch FAA. licence changed into JAA license)
Retired, medical class 1 expired 21-sept 2009 : more than 15.000 747 hrs, 30 years in aviation.

Participated in following KLM/TD projects :

1996 Business case : Structural upgrade all pax 747-200(SUD) to 833.000 lbs MTOW, costs and profits.
1996-1998 Freighters of the Future- ---------------resulting in first two 747-SUD freighters in the world, modified in Wichita.
1997-1999 Future of the KLM 747-200/300 fleet-------resulting in 747 cockpit upgrade and 5 year extra 747 production.
Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:58 pm

Err uhm, I fly planes, every once in a while. And uhm according to the FAA I'm good enough to make new pilots.

I iz qualified?   
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:44 pm

32 years in the commercial aircraft design industry.

Currently the Lead Engineer for the lavatories and galleys on the new Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet.
Most of the rest of my experience centers around reconfiguration of commercial aircraft interiors and mechanical systems.
 
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:11 pm

BSc Aeronautical Engineering
Chartered Engineer
Member Royal Aeronautical Society

33 years in flight simulation design and qualification.
The glass isn't half empty, or half full, it's twice as big as it needs to be.
 
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:30 am

16 years in aviation. About 2 years in GA working on everything from Cessna 150's up to King Air and Cessna Citation.
14 years Major Air Carrier - Hangar and Line.
U.S. A&P Certificate
Experienced and trained on:
Boeing - 727-200, 737-200/300/500, 747-200/400, 757-200, 767-200/300, 777-200, DC-10-10/30/30F
Airbus - A319/320/321, A330-300, A340-300/600
Engines - P&W - JT8, JT9, PW2000, PW4000
GE - CF6, CFM56
IAE V2500
RR - RB211, Trent 500, Trent 700
CERTIFIED AVIATION MANIAC. Going to Oshkosh (again) in two days!! Woo hoo!!
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:08 pm

BSME '99

11 years engineering experience, 8 of which are in aerospace.

Have done design work on 737NG, 777, and 787.
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:21 pm

37 Years in Aviation mainly in aircraft production and maintenance.
Worked for BAe, Saab, MBB, Aerospatiale, KLM, Lufthansa plus others. Started with a 4 year apprenticeship with Hawker Siddeley Aviation in Aeronautical Engineering. Attended Technical Colleges at Deeside North Wales, Macclesfield and Brunel Technical College, Bristol. Spent 10 years as licensed engineer airframe, engine and avionics on Saab 340 series and BAe146/Avro RJ series while attending various technical courses in Switzerland. Moved back in to aircraft production and spent last 12 years as aircraft design engineer. Worked on repairing/restoring/operating various vintage and classic aircraft as a hobby in my spare time.
Old age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:29 pm

I work for a third-party MRO facility, though I don't hold any certificates. I work very closely with the engineering staff and with the technicians here, and quite frequently transmit technical information to customers.

I try to limit my technical answers (both here and to my customers) to what I know - which in the grand scheme of things, is very little.
"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
 
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:18 pm

Education - B.S. - Aviation Administration

Current Position - Aviation Technical Supply Chain Logistics Coordination
Supplemental Duties - Heavy MX support, Contract MX station compliance auditing

Office - JFK in a hangar where the MX magic happens.
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:00 pm

19 years Naval Aviation.

16 years as an Airframe tech and C-130 Loadmaster
3 years as a C-12B/Kingair 200 Loadmaster
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:37 am

5 years Naval (USMC) Aviation.

C-130 Engines, Props, APU, and fuel systems.
Line and Engine overhaul experience.
C-130; it's a love-hate relationship
 
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Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:59 pm

BS - Aero Engineering (Propulsion and Structure)
MS - Aero Engineering (Composite design)

5 yrs - Engine Nacelle R&D
2 yrs - Interior Enclosure Design
2 yrs - Fuselage Structure
11 + Equipment Rack and Mission Equipment Installation design

bikerthai
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Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:20 am

25 years experience A&P/ R&E licensed. Two major airlines and USAF.

B-52-G/H line maint. Engine mechanic.
KC-135A line maint. Engine mechanic.
Overhaul TF33-P-3. J57-P-43/-59
Overhaul JT8D-217. CF6-6K/ -50C/-50C2/ -80A
L-188. Line Maint
L-1011. Line Maint.
DC9-10/-30/-40/-50/-80. Line Maint.
DC8-63. Line Maint.
707. Line Maint.
727-100/-200. Line Maint.
747-100/-200/-400/ and SP. Line Maint. and some Heavy Check. Engine precision trim JT9-7A/-7F/-7Q/-7R4.
757-200/-300. Heavy check & Line Maint.
767-200/-300. Line Maint.
A320/ 319. Line Maint.
DC10-10/-30/-40. Heavy Check & Line Maint. Engine precision trim and Fan Balance on CF6. Precision Trim on JT9-20/-20J.
Most structural experience with engine sheet metal, the stuff that's hard to work with.
"Saddest thing I ever witnessed....an airplane being scrapped"
 
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Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:11 pm

BSc(Eng) Hon
20+ years in Engineering with ... ( an AeroEngine company. )
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:59 pm

Quoting n901wa (Reply 16):
Hanger,

Hanger is something you put a coat on. Hangar is something you put an airplane in. Sorry, it's just a thing of mine, don't take it personally.


In other news:
-Started through a work experience deal in high school, worked for a couple months at a general aviation place, then a few on helicopters, then started at an airline.
-Worked at the airline for a while
-Went south and took the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer cat m course at bcit
-Now working on HS748s, 737-200s, 737-200C and 737-400, and coming soon is a 737-500.
-Type courses so far I have HS748 (includes RR Dart) and 737-200 to -3/4/5 differences course (no full -200 course yet though).
-Also spent time in cabin services and had many evenings of running our fuel truck.



CanadianNorth
HS-748, like a 747 but better!
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:31 pm

I'm not a mechanic, but I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.... 

Just kidding. 19 yr A&P in line mx, mostly freighter stuff
5 years in MRO related Information Technology & Communications

It's absolutely fascinating to see the range of backgrounds here!
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:36 pm

29 years as a military aviation technician.
17 years, CH124 Sea Kings, from servicing to heavy maint both at sea and ashore.
3 years, CC138 Twin Otter, Maintenance supervisor.
5 years as a Life cycle material manager for CC138 Twin Otter and CC115 Buffalo, Airframes and Components
3 years, Contract liaison between CF and Bell Helicopter.
Got bored, retired from the military and came to Afghanistan 2 years ago to work as a crew chief running Flight line ops, Follow-me service etc for all transient a/c here at KAF.

WrenchBender
Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:24 am

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 32):

Quoting n901wa (Reply 16):
Hanger,

Hanger is something you put a coat on. Hangar is something you put an airplane in. Sorry, it's just a thing of mine, don't take it personally.

Hi. I understand   Its a Joke at Work that I spell it a hanger ( like where we hang up our tools and jackets ). I guess I got use to spelling it hanger and it tends to show up outside of work  
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:43 am

FAA Licensed Dispatch & I carry A&P, FCC & IA certs as well. I have a PPL with some attachments, but we all know what those are worth   ...
Base not your happiness on the deeds of others, for what is given can be taken away. No Hope = No Fear
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:16 am

Field of Expertise: Design Safety Engineering

Experience Level: 22 years MDC/Boeing, all aerospace. 3 previous years at Hughes Aircraft Co (laser rangefinders and FLIRs). I helped certify the MD-11, MD-90, MD-10 and 717 airplanes, and now the 787-8 and 747-8. I also do lots of mod/fleet engineering for 7-series and Long Beach models. I am a Designated Engineering Representative w/approval authority.

Qualifications: BS Physics, UC Riverside
 
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:52 am

8 year A&P on CRJ-200 and -900

2 years hangar, 3 years flight line, 3 years management
 
MD11Engineer
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RE: So Who Actually Works In Tech Side Of Aviation?

Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:33 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 3):
Licenced aircraft maintainance engineer with 14 years of experience.

EASA Part 66 B1 licence
Type ratings:
MD 11 / CF-6
B737-600/700/800/900 CFM-56
B757 PW2000
In near future (having done all the courses and passed the exams, but waiting for paperwork)
B747-400 / CF-6 / PW4000

FAA A&P licence


Jan

I listed only the aircraft I´m officially certifying under EASA rules.
Working experience and in some cases certification under FAA rules is quite a bit more:

Socata Rallye
C-47
C-54
B707
B727 (RR Tay and JT8D)
B737-200, -300 - 500
B767
B747 Classic
B747-400
DC-10
T-33
Piper Chieftain
A320 family
A300-600

I´m working mostly on the line, but I´m occasionally helping out in our hangar (C-checks B757 and 747-400)

Jan

[Edited 2010-08-08 04:34:11]
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