Instructors - Orlando Aerospace Short Course


Albert Helfrick

Albert Helfrick is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the electrical and systems engineering department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has more than 50 years of experience in various areas of engineering including communications, navigation, precision testing and measurement, radar and security systems. Helfrick is the author of 12 books, numerous contributions to encyclopedias, handbooks and other collections. He holds a B.S. in physics from Upsala College, an M.S. in mathematics from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in applied science from Clayton University.

2019 Aerospace Short Course: Advanced Avionics

Mark S. Ewing

Mark S. Ewing is former chairman of the aerospace engineering department and is currently the director of the Flight Research Laboratory at the University of Kansas. Previously, he served as a senior research engineer in the structures division at Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and as an associate professor of engineering mechanics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds a B.S. in engineering mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics, both from Ohio State University.

2019 Aerospace Short Course: Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

C. Bruce Stephens

C. Bruce Stephens is an HIRF/Lightning/EWIS ODA UM/AR at the Boeing Company and a consultant DER at his company, Stephens Aviation, with a wealth of experience in High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning protection of Aircraft. Stephens retired from Hawker Beechcraft after 28 years of service. He has HIRF/Lightning experience on both Part 23 and Part 25 including composite aircraft. Stephens is working with the Boeing Team to develop EWIS requirements and means of compliance on several aircraft projects. Stephens is a Six-Sigma/Lean Master Black Belt consultant, developing implementation and training materials, and teaches at a number of universities, including Webster University and Southwestern College. He has an executive MBA and M.S. in Management from Friends University and a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Wichita State University.

2019 Aerospace Short Course: Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

George Cusimano

George Cusimano is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Vector LLC aviation consulting services. He is a flight test engineer and educator with more than 40 years of experience in research, development, and test of important leading edge technologies. He has flight-tested complex systems, such as the F-117, B-2, X-33 (single stage to orbit prototype), DarkStar UAV and X-35 (Joint Strike Fighter prototype). He retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel after 24 years of service. Cusimano holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School and a Fellow of the Society of Flight Test Engineers.

2019 Aerospace Short Course: Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Unique Challenges

Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on the leadership of engineering and technical projects and organizations, with 35 years of experience in aerospace process management specializing in knowledge-based engineering and lean manufacturing and information technology. During his 26 years with The Boeing Company, Wallace led the design and implementation of quality improvement techniques including process-based management, knowledge-based engineering and quality management. He was a Baldrige Examiner with the Kansas Award for Excellence and a board member of the Kansas Center for Performance Excellence. Wallace has an MBA from Wichita State University with extensive study in business and constitutional law and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Kansas.

2019 Aerospace Short Course: Process-Based Management in Aerospace: Defining, Improving and Sustaining Processes

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
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