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    Serves as an Aerospace Engineer for Aircraft Certification.

    The incumbent serves as a Flight Test Engineer in the Flight Test Section, responsible for the standard application of Federal Aviation Regulations, programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to the type certification and continued operational safety of aircraft. Incumbent supports all aspects of flight testing related to certification programs, development programs, designee programs and continued operational safety. This includes but is not limited to planning, development, review, and execution of ground and flight evaluations conducted during certification programs. Analyzes and evaluates technical data submitted by applicants to show compliance for the design and flight testing of aircraft, aircraft systems, propulsion and flight crew interfaces. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for supporting the risk assessment of the safety review board for the FAA flight tests during certification programs, both for domestic and for foreign validation projects.

    The incumbent is considered to have advanced knowledge in the field of flight test analysis and/ or human factors. To fulfill the responsibilities of this position, the incumbent must be current in evaluating state-of-the-art technological changes that could affect the proper flight testing of aircraft flight characteristics, aircraft performance, aircraft system operations and flight crew interfaces. Incumbent, as a crew member, will be a member of a flight test team and will be required to participate in flight tests on experimental aircraft. As a crew member, incumbent is required to maintain currency in the tasks assigned in the Flight Test Operations Manual (FTOM) and is required to maintain a current first, second or third class medical and is subject to drug testing as testing designated safety critical position.

    Reviews flight test related documentation and participates on test teams as a key technical point of contact for flight testing. Provides guidance and oversight in the certification process to applicants. Participates in select critical aspects of aircraft performance, controllability, stability, and/or human factors (HF) test activities. Participates as directed in the work of national and international groups, industry groups, and other government agencies. Provides technical guidance on matters related to performance, controllability, stability, and/or HF aspects of aircraft certification.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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