Jim Fawcett is a Lead Flight Test Engineer (LFTE) working for Airbus and based in Toulouse, France. He graduated from the French flight test academy EPNER in 2008. Since 2012 he has been a development LFTE specialising in flight management systems, communications (voice and datalink), cockpit design, display systems, and radio navigation. He is qualified to operate as LFTE on all Airbus aircraft types and has logged nearly 3000 hours on test flights. A member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Society of Flight Test Engineers (where he is a member of the Technical Council) and a UK Chartered Engineer, Jim also holds a private pilot’s licence.
Structures/System Integration Testing Manager
Salvatore Nocerino was born in Naples, Italy, in 1975. He graduated in electrical engineering at the University of Naples, Italy, in 2000. From 2005 he joined in Leonardo Aircraft Division Company. He has over 15 years’ experience into the Static and Fatigue Lab testing of full-scale aerospace structure. The data acquisition system management is still one of his major skills. From 2020 his current interests include the structures/system testing integration. He takes on the role of technical lab manager for vibration and acoustic, electrical power generation and distribution, and fluid-dynamic test system. Finally, he conducts some innovative research activities in urban air mobility and regional aircraft.
Senior Business Development Manager
nxDAS Product Manager
MDS Aero Support
System Engineering & Certification lead
Aerospace professional with more than 15 years of specializing in systems engineering, requirements management, Avionics, and Electrical Engineering systems design and certification, Human factors / Human Machine Interface in aviation, and EASA Part 21J Design Organisation, Ramanujam Kalale joined Daedalean in 2021 to lead its Safety & Certification team.
Ramanujam holds BE in Electronics & Communication (VTU). His previous experience includes leading engineering teams and holding EASA Part 21J approved Head of Design Organisation Form at Aerolite and Marenco Swisshelicopter, after working as an avionics and electrical engineer at Pilatus Aircraft, AMAC Aerospace, and Kopter.
European Space Agency
Raphael Rougeot has been working as mission system engineer within the Proba-3 project team for 6 years. Graduated in Space Engineering (MSc, ISAE-Supaero, Ecole Polytechnique) and Astrophysics (MRes, University Paul Sabatier) in France, he has started his career at the European Space Agency. Concurrently, he specialized in solar coronagraphy and wave optics by completing a PhD at the Observatory of Cote d’Azur, France.
Paul Stone is a military and civilian (Cat 1) qualified experimental test pilot who served in the Royal Navy for 20 years followed by 14 years in the defence industry, accumulating over 4700 hours on more than 200 aircraft types. Paul has over 25 years of experimental, development, certification and production test flying experience on a wide variety of types. His extensive test flying expertise includes pioneering research and development on STOVL / VTOL digital flight control systems on the VAAC Harrier, X32 STOVL concept demonstrator and NASA & Boeing control law development activities.
Business Development Manager Wind Tunnel Division
Director of Business and Technology Development
George holds the position of Director of Business and Technology Development at MDS Aero Support. MDS is a supplier of validation technology in the areas of aviation propulsion, and industrial power generation.
In his current role, George works with the Business Development team to integrate new capabilities related to decarbonization and reducing the carbon footprint of test facilities.
George has been with MDS since 1995 and has a broad background in both business development and engineering. George is a registered professional engineer and holds two masters degrees, as well as an undergraduate degree in engineering from Carleton University.
Florent Mathieu founded digital imaging software company EikoSim four years ago as a result of research work at the University of Paris-Saclay’s LMT laboratory.
The startup’s main product EikoTwin is image-processing software that enables information to be more accurately transfered between test and design engineers by creating a digital twin that connects directly with simulation pre/post processing tools.
Fabio di Lorenzo
Field Application Engineer
We will present examples of how High-Speed Cameras can be used in Materials Analysis to improve the temporal resolution of DIC measurements. Additionally, we will show examples of impact testing on aircraft wings.
Dr. Josef Kallo
Founder & CEO
Structures Test Engineer
Structures Test Engineer for Airbus working in the state of the art AIRTeC testing facility in Filton, Bristol. Over 10 years experience in the aerospace industry, with a varied background in static and fatigue tests of all shapes and sizes.
Senior Industry Process Consultant
Senior Industry Process Consultant for Dassault Systemes, SIMULIA. More than 20 years industry experience covering topics such as Test Data Management, Data Acquisition, Simulation Process Data Management, Signal Processing, Fatigue Analysis
Head of Test Centre France
Airbus has appointed David Menéndez as Head of Test Center France.
He is responsible for commercial aircraft and R&T structural testing, which includes engineering, data acquisition & control system, measurement, test leading, as well as training. The main mission is to support the Airbus aircraft certification.
David, 35, joined Airbus in 2010 and has held several leadership roles. He started his career at Airbus, as an Engineer. David then served as the Head of Ground Support Equipment at Airbus Defense & Space. He also held the leadership of the Aftermarket Maintenance Strategy spearheading business development activities for major Airbus aircraft programmes.
David holds degrees in Engineering and Master of Aeronautical and Aerospace from École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, E.T.S.I. Aeronáutica y del Espacio and Escuela de Ingenierías de León.
Dr Adam Harris
Global Chief of Test Facilities
Dr. Harris is an accomplished aerospace testing specialist having held various roles within the industry at both Airbus and Goodrich over a career spanning nearly 30 years. He is currently the Global Chief of Test Facilities Engineering and Associate Engineering Fellow at Rolls-Royce Plc. Dr. Harris has played a significant role in the creation and development of gas turbine aero-engine test capabilities located around the globe over the past decade to enable the future generation of aerospace propulsion systems to be developed and certified.
Dr Ibrahim Sever
Global Chief of Measurement & Analysis
Dr. Sever has received his BSc and MSc from METU in Ankara, Turkey and his PhD in Turbomachinery Blade Vibration from Imperial College London. He has been working for Rolls-Royce in Derby since 2004. His technical interests are model validation, damping estimation, nonlinear dynamics, full-field non-contact measurement systems, dynamics of composites, data analytics and digital signal processing amongst others. Dr. Sever is a Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow and the Global Chief of Measurement and Analysis. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in the UK.
International Manager Aerospace & Defense and Test Sector
Carmine Salzano holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Napoli (Italy). He was a professor at University of Salerno (Italy) in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (2003), teaching noise and vibration control. Carmine has worked for over 30 years in the market of sensors and instrumentation. Presently, his title is International Manager at PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Aerospace & Defense and Test Sector.
Senior Director of Business Development & Strategic Marketing
United Electronic Industries (UEI)
Mr. Goethert is the Senior Director of Business Development & Strategic Marketing at United Electronic Industries (UEI) and has designed, managed, and implemented projects that collect real-world data for Aerospace, Energy, Défense industries so they can build smart systems that are reliable, flexible and rugged. He has more than 30 years of experience in industry-wide hardware, software and I/O application solutions. He has an engineering degree from Cornell University.
Founder & CEO
Jon Alexander is the founder and CEO of Great River Technology and has led the company since its inception in 1996. He was a member of the ARINC standard committee that first introduced the original ARINC 818 standard and was involved with the subsequent updates to the standard.
Jon brings 24 years of ARINC 818 experience to the table and holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and an MBA from the University of Texas. Jon was a member of the original committee that introduced the ARINC 818 standard and each subsequent update to the standard thereafter. In his spare time, he enjoys sending time in the great outdoors of New Mexico.