Global Consulting LLC

AVIATION GROUP

Electrical/Avionic CONSULTING 

Majid Zadeh

President and Technical Partner

Global Consulting LLC

Majid Zadeh is the President and Technical Partner of the Global Consulting LLC. Majid worked at GE Aviation (15 years), Boeing Company (22 years) and graduated from University of Portland's School of Engineering with Degree of M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

He is a former authorized FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the Electrical Systems’ Aviation CFR 14 Part 25 (Transport Category Airplanes) and Part 23 (NORMAL, UTILITY, ACROBATIC, AND COMMUTER CATEGORY AIRPLANES).

Majid with his experienced team members in Aviation Group will provide your company in Preparation, Reviewing and Approving of the Electrical Power and Avionic Systems bids and proposals.  Providing your company’s potential customers with certifiable Electrical/Avionic  systems and products.

His team of highly experienced engineers will lead and implement airplane level Electrical Power and Avionic Systems Design and have ability to assist with the design of certifiable  Electrical and Avionic Systems and Architecture.

 

Paul Mezs 
Senior Consultant
Electrical Power System Analysis and Design

Paul is a former Boeing Engineer at Commercial Airplane Company until March 2019.  Paul is an electrical power systems analysis engineer and  was previously a staff engineer at Collins Aerospace Systems (formerly UTC / Hamilton Sundstrand) from 2000 to 2013.  He had previously worked at Boeing performing various engineering tasks involving electrical systems design, electrical system analysis, and computer modeling of these systems from 1980 to 2000.

Paul main engineering tasks have involved electrical power system analysis and design in the following areas: 

 

Computer Modeling Experience

  • While at Boeing Paul was involved with computer modeling of electrical systems and their components using EASY5 software.  This was used for analysis of 737 and 777 electrical system phenomena.

  • Last assignment at Boeing involved writing code for EASY5 dealing with electrical system analysis.  I was responsible for writing the ‘Electric Drive Library’ which was later sold as an EASY5 library.

  • At Hamilton-Sundstrand I was involved in modeling various machine types using Matlab’s Simulink software.  Paul translated certain sections of machine and system models written in SABER to Simulink for more efficient simulation of specific phenomena of interest.

  • Have written code for, and performed simulation using EASY5, Matlab/Simulink/ and SABER.

Recent Electric Power System Analysis Experience

  • Paul have been involved with analysis of electrical power system faults and their effects on the system.  This included voltage transients during fault applications and removals. Paul have worked on analysis of electrical current harmonics injected into the electrical system by load equipment, and their impact on the system. 

  • Paul was involved with setting standards defining limits on the amount of harmonic injection by load equipment.  This included specifications defined by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

  • Paul have been involved with writing test procedures for electrical power system qualification and certification testing.  In addition,

  • Paul have written the test reports accompanying this testing.

Education:

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 2004 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. (GPA:  3.86/4.00) Primary focus on electrical machine control and power electronics Winner of Grainger Award in 2000 as one of the top Engineering Students at the University

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1980 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (GPA of 3.29/4.00) Primary focus on electrical power systems engineering

Work History

December 2013 – March 2019

  • Worked on the analysis and design of the electrical power generating system on the 737MAX airplane.

  • Worked on the analysis and design of the electrical power generating system on the 747 airplane.

  • Helped with resolution of various issues dealing with electrical power systems.  These included power quality issues, in-service problems, and cost savings initiatives involving the electrical power system.

June 2000 – November 2013

  • Working as an on-site electrical systems engineer for UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton-Sundstrand).

  • Worked various Boeing programs including JSF, Sonic Cruiser, and 787.

  • Worked on electrical power systems for non-Boeing aircraft including Airbus and Bombardier.

  • Job responsibilities included the following:

    • Electrical power systems design and analysis for various commercial and military aircraft;

    • Dynamic computer simulation studies of electrical power systems operation;  

    • Electrical laboratory testing within Boeing and HS laboratories; 

    • Creation of various laboratory and airplane functional test procedures including certification test procedures;

    • Creation of laboratory test reports, and electrical analysis reports.

  • Completed Masters Degree program at University of Wisconsin-Madison in power electronics and electrical Machines. o Winner of Grainger Award in 2000 as one of the top graduate engineering students

July 1998 – June 2000

  • Worked in Boeing's Mathematics and Technology Group.

  • Designed and maintained software dealing with the analysis of electrical systems.

  • Designed software code emulating the dynamic behavior of electrical machines, transmission lines, switches, and electrical power conversion devices.

  • Conducted classes teaching engineers how to use simulation software, as well as various aspects of systems engineering.  Conducted testing to determine whether power quality problems existed on Air Force One.

1996 - 1998

  • Worked in the electrical project group of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

  • Helped develop computer simulations of the electrical power systems for the 737700 and 777 airplanes.

  • Analyzed electrical system operation such as power transfer characteristics, impact of system faults, and the effect of system unbalance.

  • Helped develop an engine starter/generator for the 737-700.  I received a Boeing award for this effort.

  • Helped resolve in-service airplane electrical power quality problems.

1991 - 1996

  • Worked in Boeing's electrical research and development group.

  • Investigated use of variable frequency electrical power systems for airplanes.

  • Investigated the effect of power electronic converters on electrical power quality.

1988 - 1991

  • Involved with the design and implementation of a variable-speed-constant frequency system for the 737 airplane (VSCF); first high-power solid-state converter certified for commercial aircraft.

  • Performed all Boeing laboratory testing for certification of this technology.

  • Paul received a Boeing award for this effort.

1986 - 1988

  • Worked in the electrical design group of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

  • Involved with system design and testing of high power electronic converters for airplane use.

1983 - 1986

  • Worked in the electrical staff group of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

  • Involved with the analysis and design of the 737-300 electrical power system.

  • Designed a system test rig and carried out all electrical power system testing used for certification.  I received a Boeing Pride-in-Excellence (PIE) award for this effort.

1980 - 1983

  • Worked in Boeing's Maintenance Publications Group.

  • Prepared technical documents for troubleshooting and maintaining the electrical power systems on Boeing commercial airplanes.

Proficiency:

General experience with Unix and Windows systems. Basic Knowledge of Fortran 77, C. Analysis experience with Matlab/Simulink, EASY5, Saber. Basic word processing and spreadsheet capabilities.

Professional Activities:

  • Chairman of the variable frequency sub-committee for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) branch dealing with Aircraft systems from approximately 1990 to 1995.

  • Served as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) to the FAA from approximately 1988 to 1991.

  • Paul is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.

  • Performed technical paper reviews for the Power Electronics Society Annual Meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

  • Served as the exhibits chair for the International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (1999) 

Rob Dickinson
Senior Consultant 
Professional Aviator
Civilian and Military Pilot   

Professional aviator of over twenty years with 3,500-plus hours of combined military and civilian flight time.  Extensive experience across multiple aircraft categories and types, from light piston aircraft to high-performance fighter jet and heavy multi-engine commercial widebody aircraft.  Comprehensive background in everything from the simplest hands-on, single-piloted cockpit to the most highly automated, complex, all weather, multi-piloted flight deck.  Highlights include: 
 

  • Former U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot with thirteen years of active duty flight experience and three years in the U.S. Navy Reserve flying the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft

  • Over 2400 total military flight hours and more than 1600 sorties accrued during stateside training, multiple combat deployments, aircraft carrier operations, and flight instructor tours

  • Extensive squadron leadership experience in training, operations and management culminating in a tour as an Executive Officer(second in command) of a squadron of twelve F/A-18 aircraft and 180 personnel

  • Trained by the U.S. Navy School of Aviation Safety as an Aviation Safety Officer and Crew Resource Management Instructor

  • Holder of the FAA’s highest civilian flight rating of Airline Transport Pilot(ATP) as well as Certified Flight Instructor(CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument(CFII)

  • Employed since 2016 by FedEx Express flying the MD-11 primarily on international routes to Asia, Europe and the Middle East 

 
QUALIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS 
FLIGHT HOURS

Total - 3,550

Military - 2,420  

Civilian - 1,130  

Aircraft Flown - Cessna 152/72/82, PA-12/18, T-34C, T-45C, F/A-18A-D, EA-18G, MD-10, MD-11    

 

CIVILIAN QUALIFICATIONS / RATINGS

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)

CFI / CFII, Airplane Single Engine Land, Airplane Single Engine Sea Type Ratings - MD-10/11 and Boeing 737  
 
MILITARY QUALIFICATIONS

F/A-18 Division Lead (4-ship flight leader)

F/A-18 and EA-18G Instructor Pilot Aviation

Safety Officer (ASO)

Crew Resource Management Instructor (CRMI)

Air Combat Tactics Instructor (ACTI)

Low Altitude Tactics Instructor (LATI)

Post-Maintenance Check Flight Pilot (PMCF)

Out-of-Control Flight Instructor (OOCFI)

T-34C Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures (NATOPS) Instructor

Security Clearance Level​ - ​TOP SECRET(SCI)​ ​valid through April 2020 

CAREER EXPERIENCE 
 Jan 2016 - Present​: MD-11 First Officer, FedEx Express  
 2015 - 2017​: Commander, United States Navy, NAS Whidbey Island, WA

  • EA-18G Instructor Pilot, Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) 

 2014:​ Staff Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), MCAS Miramar, CA

  • Augment F/A-18 Instructor Pilot at VMFAT-101 

  •  2012 - 2013​: Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232), MCAS Miramar, CA

  • Second in command of an F/A-18C fighter squadron with twelve aircraft and 180 personnel

  • Chief of Staff for nine separate squadron departments

  • Provided leadership and career counseling to 25 Marine Corps officers

  • Security Manager responsible for hundreds of classified documents and media

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 2009 - 2012​:​ ​F/A-18 Flight Instructor, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101), MCAS Miramar, CA

  • Trained newly designated Naval Aviators in all aspects of F/A-18 employment

  • T-34C Program Manager – Supervised the operation, maintenance and standardization of three T-34C aircraft assigned to the​ ​squadron for the purpose of low-safe target clearance and logistical support

  • Additional Duties: Flight Schedule Writer, Flight Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Admin Officer 

 2008 - 2009​: Forward Air Controller, 2D Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), Camp Lejeune, NC

  • Ensured the safe and effective integration of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aviation ordnance and indirect fires in support of friendly ground forces

  • Responsible for 11 enlisted Marines, two officers and several million dollars worth of tactical equipment, vehicles, weapons and classified material

  • Deployed to Iraq and served on a Transition Team with an Iraqi Army infantry battalion 

 2004 - 2008​: F/A-18 Pilot, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA(AW)-225), MCAS Miramar, CA

  • Two deployments to the Western Pacific AOR (WestPac)

  • One combat deployment to Iraq – 107 combat missions 

 2003 - 2004​: F/A-18 Student Pilot, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101), MCAS Miramar, CA

  • Completed the U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet training syllabus 

 2001 - 2003​: Student Pilot, U.S. Navy Flight School, Training Squadron 6 (VT-6), NAS Pensacola, FL / Training Squadron 7 (VT-7), NAS Meridian, MS

  • Completed Primary Flight syllabus in the T-34C ● Completed Intermediate and Advanced Jet syllabus in the T-45C 

 
EDUCATION 
University of Washington​ ​– Bachelor of Science

Northwest School of Wooden Boat-building – Associate’s Degree 

Steve Fulton
Senior Consultant 
Technical Pilot
FAA Certification Expert 
 

Steve Fulton is a pioneer in the design of modern Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) instrument flight procedures. As a Technical Pilot at Alaska Airlines beginning in 1992, he led the development of improved aircraft departure and arrival operations at Juneau, Alaska using Required Navigation Performance (RNP), an advanced form of PBN. The RNP procedures ensure that the aircraft always flies inside a precisely defined "tunnel" in the sky. The RNP arrival and departure procedures certified for operations in the Juneau Gastineau Channel were the world's first RNP procedures, and are still flown by Alaska Airlines, connecting the Alaska capitol to the outside world during prolonged periods of low clouds.

In February 2003, Fulton co-founded GE's PBN Services (Naverus) to provide RNP solutions for airlines and air navigation service providers around the world. Steve Fulton is currently a Technical Fellow with GE Aviation.

Fulton has also co-authored three U.S. patents on air data formats for electronic primary flight displays and principles of RNP design. 

 

Experience

 

<President at Fulton Aviation: LLC

Greater Seattle Area>

 

  • Delivering solutions to improve airspace operations through technology and concepts that improve capacity, predictability, and efficiency while reducing risk and airspace costs. Products and services include:

  • Expert support for aircraft systems development, testing and certification

  • Advanced navigation and airspace procedure analysis, development and publication

  • Flight Test Pilot Designated Engineering Representative test and certification services

 

Captain

Alaska Airlines

1991 – Present

Employment Duration 28 yrs 4 mos

 

  • Flight Engineer 727-200, First Officer 737-200 "Combi" and 737-400, Captain 737-400, 700, 900, 900ER

Flight Test Pilot Consultant; FAA Designated Engineering Representative

FANEC, Inc.

Dates Employed Apr 1994 – Present

Worldwide

  • Conduct flight and ground test in support of compliance findings for Part 25 and Part 23 aircraft. System certification flight test experience in Airbus A300, A310, Boeing 737-200, -300, -400, -500, 700, -800, 900, 727-200, 757-200, -300, 767-200, -300, -400, 777-200, 747-200, -400, Douglas DC-9-30, -50, DC-8-71, DC-10-30, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, -83, -87, King Air B200, Bombardier Global Express, Dash 8-200, -300, -400, Embraer EMB-120, Dornier DO-328, British Aerospace Jetstream BA-3100, Cessna Citation CE-550, -560, -650

Sandel Avionics

Vice President Sales and Marketing

2016 – Feb 2018

Vista, CA

Responsible for sales and marketing of the current line of Sandel products and Avilon, a purpose-built NextGen platform designed for retrofit in working turboprops and light jets. Initial King Air 200 flight test and certification in 2016. http://www.sandel.com/avilon
 

Title Senior Flight Test Pilot & PBN Advisor

Dates Mar 2015 – Jun 2016

Location Vista, CA

 

Support the marketing, development, certification, and operational deployment of Avilon, a purpose-built NextGen platform designed for retrofit in working turbo props and light jets. Initial King Air 200 flight test and certification in 2016. http://www.sandel.com/avilon
 

Technical Fellow

GE Aviation

Dates Employed Nov 2009 – Jan 2015

 

Chief Technical Officer

Naverus, Inc

Dates Employed Sep 2003 – Nov 2009

 

Company NameHoneywell Aerospace

Total Duration3 yrs 9 mos

  • TitleDevelopment Pilot

    Dates Employed Jul 1988 – Jul 1991

    Employment Duration 3 yrs 1 mo

    Location Deer Valley, Arizona

    Engineering, flight test and certification support for various avionics systems including: Flight Management System, MLS, GPS, Radar, Lightning Detection, Turbulence Detection, Infrared Turbulence Prediction, Digital and Analog Flight Guidance (integrated autopilot and flight director functions), Flat Panel and CRT displays, VHF communication and navigation systems, Ine... See more 

  • TitleSystems Engineer

    Dates Employed Nov 1987 – Jul 1988

    Location Glendale, AZ

    CE-560 Project Engineer and MLS Flight Test Engineer. Devloped avionics system wiring definition for CE-560 and construction of integration test bench for interface testing and validation. Managed flight test of SPZ-8000 digital flight guidance control laws for MLS approach operations.

 

Captain

Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Dates EmployedMay 1986 – Nov 1987

Employment Duration1 yr 7 mos

Memphis, Atlanta, Macon, Dallas

EMB-110 and Shorts SD3-60 First Officer; EMB-110 Captain

 

Technical Fellow

GE Aviation

Dates Employed Nov 2009 – Jan 2015

 

Education 

Georgia Tech

Degree Name BS

Field Of Study Aerospace Engineering

Dates attended or expected graduation 1983 – 1985

 

Volunteer Experience

 

Board of Trustees Member

Company NameThe Museum of Flight

Dates volunteeredJan 2014 – Present

 

Volunteer duration 5 yrs 10 mos

Cause Science and Technology

 

NextGen Advisory Committee Sub-Committee

Company Name RCTA, Inc.

Dates volunteered2012 – Present

 

David Schoen
Senior Consultant
Avionic Engineer  
  • Dave is a former Associate Technical Fellow /DER/AR and has worked as Avionic Systems Engineer for 39 years at the Boeing Company. He graduated from University of Florida with Degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).

  • Below shows Dave’s Summery of work experiences

  • The Boeing Company(1977 – 2016)

  • Associate Technical Fellow

  • Avionics Systems Engineer

  •      • Air Data System (ADS)

  •      • Inertial Reference System (IRS)

  •      • Air Data Inertial Reference System (ADIRS)

  •      • Display Systems

  •      • Cabin Systems

  •      • Common Core System (CCS)

  •  

  • Designated Engineering Representative (DER)/ Airworthiness Representative (AR) (1986 – 2016)

  •       • Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH)

  •       • Systems (ADS, IRS, CCS)

  •       • Qualification Test (non-EME)

  •       • Safety Analysis

  •  

  • Airplane Certification Programs

  •        • 757 (IRS)

  •        • 767 (IRS)

  •        • 737-300 (Display Systems)

  •        • 737NG (ADS, IRS, ADIRS)

  •        • 747-400 (Cabin Systems)

  •         • 777 (ADIRS)

  •         • 787 (CCS, IRS, ADS)

  •  

  • System Safety Analyses (1980 – 2016)

  •         • Review supplier processes and documentation

  •         • Conduct Boeing System-level safety analysis

  •            Produce Boeing System-level safety analysis

  •         • Coordinate with Airplane-level Safety Organizations  

Mo Tafreshi
Senior Consultant
Avionic Engineer  
Gerald A. Kyte

Senior Consultant, FAA-DER  
Avionic / Power Systems

Mo is a former Associate Technical Fellow (ATF) and Avionic System Engineer at Boeing Company for over 30 years. He graduated from University of Washington with Degree of Master of Science (MS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering.

 

Below shows Mo’s Summery of work experiences:

  • 1978 to 1980 Worked as design engineering at Sundstrand data Control.

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  • Worked at Boeing Since Apr. 1980 on various airplane programs.

  • 1980 to 1983  747-300 flight management systems.

 

  • 1983 to 1989  working on new airplane architecture systems for usage on different new airplane developments such as 7J7, 767-X and finally on 777 airplane which included the AIMS architecture. During this time developed the new Airplanes Information Management System. The concept included the robust partitioning of hardware and software within a single fault tolerant computing element.

 

  • 1990 to 2005  777 AIMS Systems and its various architectural usage on different Boeing airplanes such as new 737s and various 777 derivatives.

 

  • 2005 to 2016  787 Common Computing Core which is called CCS Common Core Systems.

 

  • During all this time involved in reviewing various technical proposals from various suppliers of Avionics Systems and worked on safety aspects of these systems.  Hardware specialist for various Boeing airplane programs.Involved in various technical audits of different airplane systems as an independent architectural expert.

 

Jerry Kyte – Certification Authority

  • FAA-DER, Systems and Equipment – Electrical/Avionics

  • Chart C2 Part 23, Part 25, and Part 27

  • DER Areas of Authorization:

  • Electrical Equipment, Communications Systems, Navigation Systems, Flight/Data Recorders, and Passenger Address/Entertainment (IFE)

  • Regulatory Agencies Interface:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), Transport Canada, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

  • Aircraft Certification:

  • Type Certification (TC), Supplemental Type Certification (STC)

  • Aircraft Expertise:

  • Certification Coordination and Management

  • Certification Plan Development

  • System Architecture Development

  • Requirements: Capture, Validation, and Management (The key to program success)

  • Installation Integration Work Package Development

  • Installation Kit and Harness Cable Development

  • Equipment Certification/Authorization:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) – Coordinate installation certification with various aircraft manufacturers

  • Technical Standard Order (TSO) – successfully obtained TSO authorization on numerous equipment types

  • Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) – successfully certified numerous equipment types utilizing FAA PMA Order 8110.42X

  • PMA Authorization by Comparative Analysis – Part of Order 8110.42X, obtained FAA equipment authorization utilizing this approach

  • Industry Standards Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • RTCA: DO-178B/C, DO-254, DO-160X, 

  • SAE: ARP-4761, ARP-4754a

  • MIL-STD-416, MIL-HDBK-516.

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME)New Product Development.

  • IMA – Integrated Modular Avionics

  • MCDU – Multi-purpose Control Display Unit

  • Voice/Data Recorders

  • Throttle Quadrant with Autothrottle

  • Lithium-ion batteries: Successful certification of products containing lithium-ion batteries.

  • Certification Review and Guidance:

  • PSCP,

  • PSSA,

  • PHAC/PSAC

  • SOI Audits

  • Audits, Validation, Verification, Reports, Compliance Matrix Reports, and more.

  • Training and Mentorship:

  • Jerry is a strong leader, mentor, and project leader. His record of success demonstrates he gets the job done.

Larry Banks
Senior Consultant
Electrical Power Systems 

Larry Banks is a former Boeing Electrical Power Systems Engineer and supported an aerospace electrical power systems organization in the areas of design, system integration, safety, certification and troubleshooting (AC, DC, power distribution and power conversion).

 

Experience

1979 – 2016

Boeing commercial airplane

Retired 2016.  Lead engineer for the Electrical Power Group (Design and support of AC, DC, Power Distribution). Former FAA Certification Representative for that organization.  Prior to that worked in various electrical systems organizations (Lavatories, Galleys, Interior Lighting, Exterior Lighting).

 

Education

December, 1978

BSEE- University of Washington

Skills

Project management to deliver quality product on time.

Communication of Project status to management.

Coordinating design requirements to suppliers.

Establishment of specification design requirements and documentation including preliminary design requirements.

Coordination of certification requirements with FAA.

Troubleshooting system failures.

Tim Mitchell
Senior Consultant
Avionics and Electrical Circuit Design 

Tim is a former Boeing Company Engineer and retired from Boeing on December 1st, 2018. He has Multistate Professional Engineering (PE) licenses . Graduated with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from University of Wyoming 1985, USA.

 

Skills

  • HW Circuit Design - Microprocessor based, monitor and control system for GE and PW jet engines.

  • System Integration and Customer Support

  • Innovation, Intellectual Property Development

  • Aviation E- enabling

  • IR&D, Agile, Aviation Broadband

  • Product and Business Development 

  • Fuel Electrical Systems- Fuel Safety SFAR 88

  • Fuel Quantity System and Fuel Pumps

  • Power Generation

  • Functional Test, EMI, Qualification 

  • Employee Development 

  • Autonomous Flight

  • NAS, Network Integration

  

  Experience

Principal Engineer                                                                             SAFE Consulting Services                                        

April 2019 Present                                                                                                Review, analyze, and approve electrical power system designs for commercial building.  

 

Electrical Engineer

Boeing Company                                                                          

6/1985 to 12/2018

 

  • Retired from Boeing on December 1st, 2018 Prior to retirement as Senior Principal Engineer

  • My current professional responsibilities are part time and include completing several patent submittals for Boeing and supporting panel 03-51 with the National Academy of Science that is exploring the impacts electrically powered aircraft will have on airports.

  • Boeing career began in avionics circuit design focused hardware design & certification of microprocessor based electronics used for monitor & control airplane systems. The designs had to meet all vibration, power and EMI requirements for certification.

  • These designs now have several million flight hours, & many are still in service today including the Air Force One & the current 767 Freighter, still being delivered.

  • Subject expertise is in broadband communication between the ground based computing systems & the aircraft.

  • Responsibilities via all phases from conceptualization, engineering, intellectual property, contracts to implementation.

  • Developed Broadband over Power Line to support data requirements for e-enabled airplanes.

  • Integrated, tested and certified Part 25 avionics for the 787. The LRU provided a high speed data cellular connection between the airplanes avionic systems and the airlines back office servers.

  • Innovation w/ over 40 successful patent applications and employee development.

  • Provide onsite support for the introduction of 747-400 on 9 assignments, all over the world

  • 2012 - Project manager of ground test utilizing Boeing 737-800 for high speed taxi test at the NASA test bed at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland.

  • Completed all test profiles at minimal cost to Boeing.

  • Test results brought consensus the industry, Euro Control and FAA converge on a single, cost effective solution.

  • Collaborating w/ a several industry stakeholders and regulatory agencies.

  • 2011 – Team Lead of 7 engineers on their first airport wireless site survey for KAL at Inchon Airport.

  • All metrics were completed safely, to the satisfaction of KAL.

  • Post Production- Electrical Power System, System responsibility for 707, 727 & 737 electrical & fuel systems.

  • Member of the TWA Flight 800 Accident Investigation Team.

  • Recent Major projects include: Autonomous Flight - Intellectual Property Plan and Content.

  • 777X Communication System - Broadband over Power line, Cellular and Wi-Fi.

  • PI for 3 Agile PD projects: Broadband over Powerline, AeroMACS and GATS (Global Tracking).

  • Ground Secure Portal - Developing system to provide secure cyber broad band connection between the commercial aircrafts avionics systems and the ground servers (Cloud).

  • Global Aircraft Tracking System Engineer 1Q15 - 2Q16.

  • In response to Malaysian Air Flight 370 Boeing explored methods for improving global tracking of aircraft.

  • My responsible for system requirements development for GPS antenna.

  • Developed hypothesis, tests and analysis for Boeing, the NTSB and the FAA.      

  • Telex response and occasional onsite support to airlines 747-400 Field Support/Service Engineering.

  • Completed Radio Frequency Sit survey in Manchester England.

 

Project manager and Engineer for Ground systems                           

Boeing Company 

01/2002 to 12/2016

  • 2003 - Successfully managed $880k installation in Singapore's Changi Airport. The project was delivered on time & within 1% of budget. Received cash award & stock options

  • All Conducted Surveys in: Houston, Newark, Seattle, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Manchester and Boeing Field.

  • Identified industry stakeholders to support "end to end" requirements for ground wireless systems.

  • Initiated contact over a decade ago, with airport coalitions, regulatory agencies, Industry standards organization, ISP's, Cellular Providers, NASA, EUROCONTROL and FAA.

  • Volunteer at National Academy of Sciences currently a panelist on project 03-51 Electric Aircraft on the Horizon Previous NAS Panels includes 01-23 and (Chair) 07-14.

  • Boeing representative to RTCA committee SC223 Airport Surface Wireless Communication.

  • Track record of delivering, cutting edge projects, on time & on budget.

  • I have 40 issued US patents and mentored over 30 engineers on their first patent submittal.

  • Contributor the Industry Standards for Airplane Wireless.

  • In March of 2008 supported both BR&T in Hong Kong Wireless Initiative and locally SSG with Italian Tanker.

Denis Weale
Senior Consultant 
Systems Architect 
IMA /Avionics /Electrical Systems' Experts  

Denis is an experienced Systems Architect with 39 years of experience in the field of Aerospace product development; primarily in civil products but also back in the day OEM unmanned vehicles research.

Over this time he has been in at the foundation phase of many new and successful solutions. In what is generally a conservative and cautious industry he has, through application of the correct processes and traceability to the engineering design and development, been able to provide a wide variety of safe and durable equipment to new flight platforms. It is this insight and experience he can bring to other new challenges and projects in the aerospace sector.

Cores skills:

  • Developing with customer’s requirements driven solutions

  • Application of new, and proven, technologies across different aviation domains to develop product USPs

  • Excellent technical communications skills with multi-national supplier and customers groups

  • Flexible and pragmatic approach to problem solving

  • Focus on end goals and meeting business needs

System and technology experience:

  • Flight and Utility systems for flight platform operation

  • Electrical power distribution requirements and certification

  • Avionics control and software operation

  • System level IMA development and usage

Operational strengths

  • Engineering business case analysis for product introduction, management of cost, and schedule

  • Specification, design, verification and product certification processes and configuration control

  • Customer relations and technical communications for development phase

Platforms and projects experience

  • System and hardware design for unmanned platform research and trials (at British Aerospace first 7 years)

  • Dual-use qualified helicopter the EH101-Merlin flight control systems verification and software certification (at Smiths Aerospace PLC and later GE Aviation LLC)

  • Systems requirement capture for Boeing 777 power distribution through unit design to verification testing

  • Power distribution and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) utility supplier control studies for Boeing Sonic cruiser, 7E7(787), and later 737RS bids

  • Project Engineer for supplier power and utility control system studies on; Boeing 747X,

  • Business development product Application Engineer for several RJ and Bus Jets including AIR 70/90, Embraer RJ170, Raytheon Horizon, Cessna, Dassault Falcon X

  • Technical Leader for company contribution to European collaborations on IMA components and utility control systems, followed on by application on A3XX system proposals

  • Systems Architect for study and bid phases on AIRBUS A400M, Lead for A350 electrical distribution systems proposal

  • Avionics Tier 1 System Control lead for A380 Landing Gear Extension Retraction System during bid, requirements capture, product design, verification phases and flight trials support

  • Power distribution proposals for COMAC 919

  • Supplier integrated power studies and proposals lead for Gulfstream latest generation Business Jet family. This continued through to Technical Lead for programme launch for the power distribution system for new family

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Honour’s Degree in Applied Physics from University College London (1976-79)

 Patents :

The following patents are associated with Denis:

APPARATUS TO DETECT A FAULT IN A WIRE

  • Publication number: 20180348280

  • Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing the detection of faults in a wiring system. The wiring system is made up of supply wires and can include return wires. The supply wire connects a power supply to a load end. The fault detecting apparatus is positioned along the wire between the power supply and the load end and can include a first and second resistor, a voltage monitor, and an indicator.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: April 26, 2018

  • Publication date: December 6, 2018

 

  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIALIZING A POWER DISTRIBUTION CIRCUIT

  • Publication number: 20190163248

  • Abstract: A power distribution node and method of initializing the node, includes a node communication input port and a node communication output port, a first power controller having a first switchable element and a first controller module configured to operate the first switchable element, the first controller module having a first communication input port connected with the node communication input port and a first communication output port, and a second power controller having a second switchable element.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: October 30, 2018

  • Publication date: May 30, 2019

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIALIZING A POWER DISTRIBUTION CIRCUIT

  • Publication number: 20190163249

  • Abstract: A power distribution node and method of associating a permanent identity includes a node communication input port and a node communication output port, a first power controller having a first switchable element and a first controller module configured to operate the first switchable element, the first controller module having a first communication input port connected with the node communication input port and a first communication output port, and a second power controller having a second switchable element.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: October 30, 2018

  • Publication date: May 30, 2019

ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION

  • Publication number: 20100231042

  • Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical power distribution, for example, in aircraft. More particularly, according to a first aspect, the present invention relates to a power supply system for power distribution to one or more loads in a safety-critical power supply network. The power supply system comprises at least one power source, a power bus and a distributed control system. The distributed control system comprises a central controller operably coupled to at least one bus module through a data bus. Bus modules include bus controllers that are operable to connect respective power sources to the power bus.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: March 12, 2010

  • Publication date: September 16, 2010

  • Electrical power distribution

  • Patent number: 8760004

  • Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical power distribution, for example, in aircraft. More particularly, according to a first aspect, the present invention relates to a power supply system for power distribution to one or more loads in a safety-critical power supply network. The power supply system comprises at least one power source, a power bus and a distributed control system. The distributed control system comprises a central controller operably coupled to at least one bus module through a data bus. Bus modules include bus controllers that are operable to connect respective power sources to the power bus.

  • Type: Grant

  • Filed: March 12, 2010

  • Date of Patent: June 24, 2014

Processing systems

  • Publication number: 20010021968

  • Abstract: A processing system has a processor with a memory map identifying locations in a memory where data are stored, data associated with an application being stored at the same location every time an application is run. The processor runs each application during specified processing time slots. A monitor contains information as to the memory locations associated with each application and the time slots during which each application should be run. The monitor also has a register containing a keyword, which is compared with a keyword supplied by the processor 1 when it switches between user mode and supervisory mode so that the monitor denies access to memory locations associated with the other mode.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: March 9, 2001

  • Publication date: September 13, 2001

DISTRIBUTING WIRING BOARD CONNECTIONS

  • Publication number: 20170170583

  • Abstract: The present embodiments relate to providing electrical connectivity to electric-powered components mounted in parallel on a wiring board. An electrical apparatus is provided in which electricity is conducted from an electrically conductive member onto first and second electrically conductive pathways, of a wiring board through the use of first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors. First and second electric-powered components are mounted to the respective first and second electrically conductive pathways. The first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors are compressed between the electrically conductive member and the wiring board such that the first connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the first electrically conductive pathway, and the second connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the second electrically conductive pathway.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: November 14, 2016

  • Publication date: June 15, 2017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIALIZING A CONTROLLER MODULE

  • Publication number: 20190196431

  • Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control module circuit having a circuit communication input port, a circuit communication output port, a first controllable unit that has a first controller module, and a second controllable unit having a second controller module. The first controller module has a first communication input port connected with the circuit communication input port and a first communication output port. The second controller module has a second communication input port connected with the first communication output port and a second communication output port connected with the circuit communication output port. The first and second controllable units are adapted to be identified with a permanent identity by way of a transmittable data signal receivable at the communication input port and sequentially received by the first and second controllable units.

  • Type: Application

  • Filed: October 30, 2018

  • Publication date: June 27, 2019

Distributing wiring board connections

  • Patent number: 9705216

  • Abstract: The present embodiments relate to providing electrical connectivity to electric-powered components mounted in parallel on a wiring board. An electrical apparatus is provided in which electricity is conducted from an electrically conductive member onto first and second electrically conductive pathways, of a wiring board through the use of first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors. First and second electric-powered components are mounted to the respective first and second electrically conductive pathways. The first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors are compressed between the electrically conductive member and the wiring board such that the first connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the first electrically conductive pathway, and the second connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the second electrically conductive pathway.

  • Type: Grant

  • Filed: November 14, 2016

  • Date of Patent: July 11, 2017

Data processing systems with process monitor

  • Patent number: 6526490

  • Abstract: A processing system has a processor with a memory map identifying locations in a memory where data are stored, data associated with an application being stored at the same location every time an application is run. The processor runs each application during specified processing time slots. A monitor contains information as to the memory locations associated with each application and the time slots during which each application should be run. The monitor also has a register containing a keyword, which is compared with a keyword supplied by the processor 1 when it switches between user mode and supervisory mode so that the monitor denies access to memory locations associated with the other mode.

  • Type: Grant

  • Filed: March 9, 2001

  • Date of Patent: February 25, 2003