AW609 Handling Technical Leader – Pennsylvania

Aircraft Handling Technical Leader

Line Up Aviation •

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Jobs at Line Up Aviation

Job Description:
My client is a world leader in aircraft design and production and is looking for an AIRCRAFT HANDLING TECHNICAL LEADER.

LOCATION: Philadelphia (USA)
CONTRACT: to be defined

Main responsibilities:

•Responsibility for TILTROTOR aircraft Handling Qualities development and certification activities, including test plan development, execution, design evolution and showing-compliance.
•Support the program by leading analysis of aircraft aeromechanics and flight dynamics.
•Manage cross discipline activities to ensure proper integration with flight controls and serve as co-leader of aircraft Control Law team.
•Manage employees and contractors to achieve program objectives.
•Collaborate to develop company-wide methodology, tools, process and procedures for multi-disciplinary development and validation for fly-by-wire control laws for future products.


The main list, but not complete:

•Plan and lead analytical studies to support the safe completion of the flight characteristic substantiation, the development of system that impact aircraft performance.
•Lead aircraft handling qualities certification test and analysis activities. Ensure tests can be executed efficiently and tools and processes are in place to analyze and report test result.
•Manage Flight Mechanics/Handling Qualities engineers and contractors’ activities and professional development.
•Manage project activities including planning, budgeting, reporting for areas of responsibility.
•Manage simulation and analytical models to ensure accuracy and effectiveness for design and certification.
•Provide cross discipline leadership for development of aircraft system, including flight control laws, flight test and problem report/squawk process, to ensure optimal design for business, customer, and certification objectives.
•Manage engineering flight simulation lab.
•Develop and implement innovative control law design solution.
•Support flight test program by participating in test plan development, real time test monitoring in telemetry room.


•US Citizenship required – Analytical tools used are ITAR controlled
•15 or more years’ engineering experience
•Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a technical leadership role
•Minimum 5 years of experience as a flying qualities, handling qualities, aeromechanic or flight dynamics engineer
•5 years of experience performing simulation, design and testing of rotorcraft flight control laws and flyby-wire flight control systems
•Strong understanding of flyby-wire control system and control law design, flying/handling qualities testing, tiltrotor technology
•Practical experience with FAA certification processes
•Prove experience to create plans, communicate them and execute them.
•Strong communication and presentation skills


•MS degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering

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