Skilled and dedicated aerospace engineer possessing excellent written and oral communication, organizational and analytical capabilities demonstrated by nearly thirty years of experience in civil aviation. Eleven years of technical experience in the aerospace industry and nineteen years of regulatory experience with a civil aviation authority.
Extensive knowledge of FAA airworthiness directives and excels in assessment of alternative methods of compliance requests on airworthiness directives.
Project Manager effective in leading and directing FAA certification and foreign civil aviation authority certification projects from inception to completion with more than nineteen years of project management experience. Successful in developing project initiatives, directing projects and achieving performance targets with a pragmatic approach. Manages large and complex projects with minimal management oversight while maintaining high team morale. Skilled mentor and mediator with integrity who excels at bringing out the best in team members. Successful at building strong professional relationships.
Knowledge of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 25, 39, 91 and 121
Effective project management of FAA aircraft certification projects
Strong writing skills
Strong oral communication skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Access
Damage tolerance methodology of Boeing aircraft
2016 (FAA BASOO): Recognition Award for FAA visit to Singapore CAA
2014-2016 (FAA LA ACO): FAA Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance
2012 (FAA LA ACO): Recognition Award for Special Project for Transport Airplane Directorate (787 passenger window certification review)
2011 (FAA LA ACO): Recognition Award for work excellence (Boeing Tri-jet COS)
2010 (FAA LA ACO): Recognition Award for support of Channel Islands Aviation Video Installation Field Approval (used in Tour of California)
2008 (FAA Seattle ACO): Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance - Support of CAAC validation visit to American Blimp Corporation
2007 (FAA Seattle ACO):Recognition Award for Support of Boeing 747-400 LCF Cargo Handling System Certification; National Team Award as part of European Union Team (Evaluation of EASA's safety oversight system)
2005 (FAA Seattle ACO): Quality Step Increase for exceptional work
2003 (FAA Seattle ACO): Recognition Award for support of Taiwan OJT, Recognition Award for participation in SACO Airframe Branch Structural DER Guidance Document
2002 (FAA Seattle ACO): Recognition Award for participation in 747 Accident in Taiwan
Aerospace Engineer - Airframe Branch May 2009 to CurrentFederal Aviation Administration - Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office － Lakewood, CA
Maintained and managed the continued operational safety of the Boeing Models 737 Classics and MD-11/DC-10/MD-10 fleet in structures. Initiated airworthiness directives (ADs) and responded to numerous alternative methods of compliance requests on ADs. Reviewed service bulletins subject to ADs for FAA approval.
Collaborates with other FAA aircraft certification office engineers, FAA certificate management office inspectors, FAA designees, airline engineers and original equipment manufacturers in resolution of safety issues.
Oversee the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau's type certification of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft as the prime structures focal for the FAA shadow and type certificate validation program.
Represented the FAA in Singapore as the structures expert for the FAA presentation to the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority on supplemental type certification of passenger to cargo modifications.
Oversee the certification of the new Boeing Model 777-9 program in the structural area.
Maintain and manage the structural certification aspects and continued operational safety of the Robinson Helicopter Company Models R22 and R44 fleet.
Project manager for complex and non-complex FAA supplemental type certification projects, including a passenger to cargo conversion on a transport airplane.
Oversee FAA designees and assist/assess their ability to show compliance to the FAA regulations.
Aerospace Engineer - Airframe Branch and Environmental Control Systems Branch June 1997 to May 2009Federal Aviation Administration - Seattle Aircraft Certification Office － Renton, WA
Managed the continued operational safety of the Boeing 737 Classics fleet in structures. Initiated FAA ADs and assessed/responded to many alternative methods of compliance requests on ADs. Reviewed service bulletin subject to ADs for FAA approval.
Managed FAA supplemental type certificate projects on complex aircraft modifications such as passenger to cargo conversions (Models 757 and A300) and winglet installations (Model Hawker 800). As project manager, oversaw a large FAA certification team consisting of engineers and inspectors in the areas of mechanical systems, electrical systems, flight test, cabin safety, manufacturing and continued airworthiness.
Collaborated with foreign civil aviation authorities from Europe, China, Indonesia, and Taiwan.
Supported NTSB investigation of large transport aircraft accident in Taiwan.
Managed the certification and continued operational safety of American Blimp Corporation.
Aerospace Engineer May 1986 to June 1997Boeing Company - Boeing Commercial Airplane Group － Seattle, WA
1995-1997: Stress Engineer in the Structures Damage Technology group supporting material allowables testing for crack growth and residual strength analysis. Taught classes on residual strength analysis per Boeing Book 3 methodology to Boeing engineers.
1990-1995: Stress engineer on the Boeing Model 777-200 program responsible for the analysis of the wing center section spars and span wise beams.
1988-1990: Stress engineer on the Boeing Models 747-400 and 767 wing stress group responsible for sustaining work on the wing, which included production support and analysis of repairs on delivered aircraft.
1986-1988: Design engineer on the Boeing Model 747-400 program supporting the design of the wing center section and side of body section.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Civil Engineering, 1986University of Washington － Seattle, WA, USA
Community College : 1983Antelope Valley College － Lancaster, CA, USA
Transport Airplane Risk Analysis Methodology (TARAM)
UCLA Short Courses
Damage Tolerance Course
Course FAA28335: Reliability and Probability Course, April 2012
Abaris Training Course, "Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair Phase 1," May 2011
University of Kansas Short Course: General Aviation Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Practical Concepts and New Directions, September 2009
USC Viterbi Short Course: Math for System Safety Course, October 2008
University of Kansas Aerospace Short Course: Reliability & 1309 Design Analysis for Aircraft Systems, September 2005
FAA Course 21018: Aviation Safety Engineer/Systems Job Functions. October 2003
Abaris Training Course
Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair Phase 1, May 2011