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Flight Loads Engineer

Flight Loads Engineer

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Responsible for determination of flight loads and ground loads to ensure the aircraft design is structurally sound. Develop documentation to show compliance with structural design maneuvers.

Job Responsibilities:

• Define and validate aircraft flight and ground loads through simulation and flight test data analysis of AW609 tiltrotor structural design maneuvers. Utilize knowledge of aeromechanics to ensure analysis and results can be used to show compliance with certification rules.

• Modify flight simulation script files to improve efficiency, ensure simulated maneuvers are compliant with regulations, and produce sensitivity studies of various aircraft configurations.

• Deliverables include flight simulation time history data, well commented scripts (python, pearl, bash), recommendation and conclusions of analysis conducted.

• Support activities and requests from the FAA related to flight loads analysis and methodology.

• Provide support analysis for activities lead by Aeromechanics disciplines (Aerodynamics, Handling Qualities, Structural Dynamics, Rotor Dynamics), Flight Controls, and Flight Test teams.


• Must be a US Person (Citizen or Green card) to operate ITAR controlled flight simulation software

• BS degree in Engineering; MS degree Aeronautical Engineering preferred

• 5+ years’ experience in a technical leadership capacity related to aircraft aeromechanics, aerodynamics, guidance navigation and controls (GNC), experimental flight test, flight loads definition/validation, flight simulation, handling qualities, or flying qualities.

• Experience with scripting languages such as Pearl, Python, Matlab, Octave

• Experience developing structural design criteria and/or performing flight and ground loads testing, simulation, and analysis

• Strong analytical skills. Ability to understand complex systems and aircraft flight characteristics.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization, identify solutions in the presence of conflict and ambiguity


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 57678
Job Location: Shelton, CT
Per Diem: Possible
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 10/03/2019
Attention: David Surreira

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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