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Engine Engineering

Dayton, Ohio, United States
December 27, 2017

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Wilson R. Taylor

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Huber Heights, Oh 45424

937-***-**** (H)

937-***-**** (C)

Current Location: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Work Summary: As an Aeronautical Engineer my initial career included the structural design of Cessna Aircraft major components such as the Model 210 wing, Model 206 baggage compartment and the Model 337 throttle quadrant. The following years were predominantly in working for the USAF in the design, development, qualification and sustainment of gas turbine aircraft and subsystem. Specifically responsible for the engines and sub-systems in the A-10 A/C, B-1A/C, C-17 and the design and qualification requirements of various versions of the F-15 and F-16 aircraft engines. Lead the government/industry team completed a two year development of MIL-STD 3024 for Propulsion Systems Integrity Program (PSIP) that defines the engine development criteria for all future USAF aircraft engines. Was Senior Systems Engineer supporting the development of the T-1A CSO and the T6A Training Aircraft.


Tri-State University - B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Angola, IN

The Ohio State University - Graduate Study Program, WPAFB, OH

Air Force Institute of Technology - Mech. Eng. Studies, WPAFB, OH

Continuing Education - Various Schools 40+ Classes WPAFB, OH

Security Clearance: Secret

Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Certification

Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering - Level III

Program Management - Level III

Test and Evaluation – Level - I


PE System INC. Dec 16 - Present

Senior Systems Engineer, FMS

Introduced the Crisis Management Team process to the Director of Engineering which this program did not have. Provided technical assessment and recommended corrections of the A29 Aircraft Engine Structural Integrity Program that was technically inadequate. Also, reviewed and commented on the Engine Life Management Plan, Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and the Aircraft Specification. The primary responsibility of the position was to review engineering technical documents.

Universal Technology Corporation Dec 15 – Dec 16

Research Engineer

I was recruited to fill this vacancy. This request was based on my career where I have been involved in many engine failure analysis issues that has involved metallurgical analysis of fracture surfaces to determine the failure mode of such things as a low cycle fatigue, high cycle fatigue, creep, creep-fatigue interaction, hot-salt stress corrosion, rupture, impact and many of the other 33 failure possibilities in airframes and engines. Since I started in this position I have reviewed the Engine Structural Maintenance Plan (ENSIP) and provided over fifty recommendations and corrections that need to be addressed in the next revision of the plan. Additional, I have compared the T-6 Aircraft to meeting requirements of the Propulsion System Integrity Program (PSIP). The T-6 program scored very well in this review. I provided test results to the Chief Engineer that indicated the engine manufacturer analysis was indicating early failure which was not justified by the test data.

Peerless Technologies, ITC, Sumaria, Colsa Corp Jan 10 - Dec 15

Senior Subsystems Engineer

Senior Subsystems Engineer responsible for providing technical evaluation of the T-6A/B Aircraft during the production and deployment of these aircraft systems. Addressing the subsystem engineering short falls developed in the field usage of the training of our future pilots. Specific issues being worked are the air conditioning system fan system, the hydraulic pump life limiting issues, the landing gear control handle durability problems, nose wheel steering actuator, starter generator, rudder pedal assembly and the main landing gear wheel braking system. For all these systems problems, I’m responsible for the Deficiency Reports and the resolution to those failures. In addition, I’m responsible the engineering assessment of the redesigns associated with these changes.

Innovative Technologies Corp.

Senior Subsystems Engineer June 09 – Jan 10

A Senior Subsystems engineer under contract to the USAF, I’m conducting the engineering evaluation of the Subsystems of EC-130H and the AC-130H/U Aircraft to determine if this aircraft are viable through FY2034. A part of my requirements are to identify short falls to these systems that would prevent it from making that date. Additionally, I am required to to identify changes to address these short falls to assure that the aircraft will be viable to through the projected years. To date, I have identified a number of those issues and compiled them into a 151 page appendix that will be a part of the final report. These recommendations will eventually go to the the Air Staff for potential approval,

Gryphon Technologies, LC

Senior Systems Engineer: Aug 07- June 09

As Senior Systems engineer under contract to the USAF, I supported of the development of the T-1A CSO Training Aircraft Modification conducted a Sources Sought review of potential bidders for this modification. Developed the System Requirements Document in preparation for the Request for Proposal, the Performance Work Statement, and developed the Responsible Test Organization (RTO) and the associated charter for Aeronautical Systems Command approval. Additionally, I authored the T-1A CSO Risk Management Plan and the Systems Engineering Plan. I completed the T-1A CSO Source Selection process by conducting an in depth engineering evaluation of three potential proposals. As Chairman of the Affiliate Societies Council Professional Development Committee I have completed 25 years of leadership training.

ASC/ENFT - WPAFB, OH Sept 05 – Aug 07

Technical Expert for Propulsion Systems Structures

Responsible for the development of the new MIL-STD- 3024 requirements for future engines structures.

Provide technical consultation for crash investigations and unexpected engine failure for all USAF engines.

I worked with the UASF/AFRL in the development on new technology for new materials and NDI inspection of aircraft engines. I developed the criteria for the evaluation of a commercial engine scheduled as an alternate engine for the C-5 aircraft. I worked the development of a root cause process to solve the T-6 engine turbine engine failures.

ASC/PRSS/LPL - WPAFB, OH Sept 03 to Sept 05

Chief Engineer Legacy Engine Division GS-0861-14:

Supervised engineering staff and projects associated with legacy engines and sustainment and technology development projects. Appointed to be the ASC focal point for the development of a F100 engine augmenter divergent nozzle ceramic composite seals. Chaired the initial High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) team to resolve the fleet wide problem of premature failures of engines as a result of HCF.

ASC/YTEF – WPAFB, OH Jan 00 to Sept 03

Chief Flight Systems Engineer GS-0861-14

Supervise the Aircraft Systems Engineering Branch responsible for the design, development, qualification, deployment and sustainment of the T-6A (JPATS) Aircraft Systems. Personally responsible for the following: 1.) implementing YT System Program Office’s Crisis Management Process, 2.) initiating the SPO’s formal in-house training program (i.e. YT University), 3.) creating a T-6A WAR Room, 4.) developing a weekly “Top Issues” review, 5.) conceiving a Users Conference, 6.) kicking off the initial Cockpit Working Group,

7.) instituting an International Users Conference with the Canadian Air Force, 8.) Identified a wasteful laboratory analytical program and cancelled it resulting in a $350,000 savings to the program office.

ASC/YCEF- WPAFB, OH Mar 97 toJan 01

Lead Flight Systems Engineer (Aircraft Systems IPT Chief) GS-0861-14

C-17 A/C Chief of Aircraft System IPT of 23 people. Team consisted of engineers. logisticians, manufacturing, configuration management specialist and program managers. Accomplished: led Air Force Team in the redesign of the main landing gear, cost reduced engine nacelle, fuel quantity gauging system, on-board inert gas generation system, and the environmental control system. DOE selected, as the Technology Focal Point for the active core exhaust system. DOE selected, to brief the Defense Science Board on C-17 Fuel efficiency task. Under this leadership team members won Junior Engineer of the Year, Configuration Manager of the Year, and industries prestigious Silver Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to the C-17.

ASC/AMD - WPAFB, OH Apr 95 to Mar 97

Chief Engineer, Aircraft Modification Directorate GS-0861-14 (Temp GS-15)

As Chief Engineer supervised 65 engineers and technicians who were responsible for the design modification of various aircraft and aeronautical support equipment for the DOD. Such items were the KC135 Open Skies Aircraft, F-16 Centerline loader, KC-10 Aerial Refueling POD Platform, KC-135 FISTA Program, C-17 Loadmaster Training Seats, C-17 Aerial Delivery and LOG Rails System, C-17 Brake Tools, etc. Personally responsible for cost, schedule, and delivery of these systems. Accomplished the completion of all these major projects before the closure of this Modification Center.

ASC/ENFP – WPAFB, OH Jul 92 to Apr 95

Division Chief, Propulsion Division GS-0861-14 (Temp GS-15)

Responsible for career counseling of 77 military and civilian engineers. Led a team of experts to address the SAB recommendations to the High Cycle Fatigue Failures in Engines. Final briefed the SAB and EN/CC staff. Briefed SAB Aging Aircraft Panel on Engine Integrity Processes. Briefed Wright-Patt Campus Program Management Course on Engineering Integrity Processes. Responsible for development of Engine Structural Integrity Program (ENSIP) and the Tri-Service Engine Specification. Co-chairman of the Propulsion Systems Board of Joint Aeronautical Commanders Group (JACG). Chair for Steering Committee of Tri-Service Engine Specification. Chaired the ENSIP sessions of ASIP/ENSIP Annual Conference.

ASC/ENFP – WPAFB. OH Feb 90 to Jul 92

Division Chief, Propulsion Division GS-0861-14 (Temp GS-15)

As Branch Chief for the Engine Branch of the Propulsion Division, was responsible for hiring and training new engineers. Also responsible for evaluating, career counseling and assignment of engineers into System Program Offices (SPO's). There were 38 civilian and military engineers assigned to this Branch. This position requires a technical understanding of propulsion systems designs, development and qualification processes in order to consult and mentor engineers in their jobs and to provide expert advice when participating on EIRT's, source selections, and special teams.

ASC/YCEF – WPAFB, OH Mar 87 to Feb 90

Lead Propulsion Engineer and Flight Equipment: GS-0861-14

Lead Engineer for both Propulsion and Flight Equipment groups for the C-17 SPO. Responsible for the design, development and qualification of propulsion and flight equipment systems. Under this supervision, the branch was staffed with six engineers that were responsible for the development of the following aircraft subsystems: fuel, fuel tank inerting, fire protection, hydraulics, landing gear, brakes, propulsion and secondary power. U.S. Air Force Chaired for two of the five Critical Design Review (CDR) Panels for Propulsion and Flight Equipment teams.

ASC/TAEF – WPAFB, OH Sept 85 to Mar 87

Lead Flight Systems Engineer GS-0861-13

Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office Lead Engineer for Propulsion and Power Group. Supervised four engineers responsible for the design, development, qualification and integration of propulsion and secondary power systems for fighter aircraft i.e. F-15E, A-7 re-engining projects.

ASC/YZE – WPAFB, OH Aug 84 to Sep 85

Lead Propulsion Engineer: GS-0861-13

Duties: B-1B Aircraft engine Lead Engineer technically responsible for the development, qualification testing production and field service problems during initial deployment. These tasks require the application of the following disciplines: engine durability, performance, operability, producibility, quality, maintenance, and manufacturing and logistics support.

ASC/YEF – WPAFB, OH Jan 76 to Aug 84

Lead Propulsion Engineer; GS-0861-13

Duties: Engine Systems Program Office Lead Structures Engineer for new fighter engines. Provided detailed structural analysis and technical guidance for the development of advanced fighter engines. These tasks include the derivation of the Accelerated Mission Test (AMT) cycle, writing of engine specifications and Engine Structural Integrity Programs. Also, required reviewing test plans, reports, and monitoring component and full scale engine test and evaluating the results.

Cessna Aircraft Co, - Wichita, KS Mar 67 to Jan 71

Structural designed of Cessna Aircraft major components such as the Model 210 wing, Model 206 baggage compartment and the Model 337 throttle quadrant.

Honors and Awards

Career Achievement Award - 2007

Engineering Career Achievement Finalist - 2006

Engineering Career Achievement Finalist - 2003

ASC/EN Supervisor of the Year Winner -2000

Superior Performance Awards - 15+ years consecutively

Publications and Major Briefings:

Propulsion Safety and Reliability (PSAR) Conference – Jacksonville, Florida – (March 2010, 2011)

Dayton Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium – AIAA Conference – Dayton Ohio (March 2009)

Engine Structural Integrity - Short Course - Univ. of Tenn. Space Institute - (1977-2009)

Propulsion Center of Excellence (PCOE) Best Practice: BP-06-23 gas Turbine Engine Teardown Inspections (2006)

Defense Science Board on Technology Transfer of C-17 Fuel Efficiency - (2001)

Engine HCF SAB Recommendations to ASC/EN - (1995)

HCF Engine Failures - Briefed to SAB - (1994)

Engine Integrity Process - Briefed SAB - (1994)

Integrity Processes - Program Mgt. Course W-P Campus

F-15 Jet Fuel Starter Life - ASME Turbo Expo Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cryogenic Testing of Engine Disc - 30th DOD NDI Conference

Accelerated Mission Testing - ASME Conference, New Orleans

USAF Life Mgmt of Engines - ASME Conference, New Orleans

Accelerated Mission Testing - AIAA Conference, Orlando FL

Gas Turbine Engine Inspections - AIAA Conference, Anaheim CA

Life Analysis of J-85 Turbine Disc - SA-ALC, San Antonio TX

Engine Durability Extension Study, T39 (J60)

Reduced Takeoff Power Study, C-5A (TF-39)

Special Technical Assignments:

Affiliate Societies Council Training - Chairman Cruise Missile Single Point Failure Team

JACG/AEB - Propulsion Committee Co-Chair

Alternate Fighter Engine Source Selection

Joint Action Team SAB-HCF Chair

F110 Engine Critical Design Review

Affiliate Societies Council - Secretary

F109 Engine Critical Design Review

Advanced Tactical Fighter Source Selection

C-17 Aircraft Source Selection

C-17 Airframe Subsystems CDR – Chairman

C-17 Powerplant Subsystems CDR – Chairman

Environmental Protection Committee

TF34 Engine Qualification Team

F100 Engine Qualification Team

Specialized Training:

Professional Dev Mana (2017) Being A Change Agent (2003)

Professional Dev Mngt (2016)

Civilian Personnel Mgt (2003)

USAF Acq Process (1995)

Professional Dev Paths (2015)

Professional Methods (2014)

FAA Certification (2002)

Build.Successful Teams (2002)

AFMC Metrics Course (1995)

Micro Soft Excel 4.0 (1994)

Professional Develop (2013)

Ldrshp: Network/Mentor (2001)

Micro Soft Projects (1994)

Professional Means (2012)

Communication Tools (2000)

Ldrshp Excel. To Job (1993)

Professional Renewal (2011)

How to Handle Ldrshp: (2000)

APDP Consumer Law (1993

Passion: Do Job Right (2009)

Organizational Excel: (1999)

APDP Real Est. Law (1993)

Ldrshp: Lifelong/Learn. (2008)

Dealing with Diversity (1999)

Think - Tomorrow (1993)

Info Assur. Awareness (2006)

Leadership/Downsizing (1998)

Systems 200 (1992)

Ldrshp: A Balancing Act (2005)

Effective Change (1998)

Ldrshp Lean Times (1992)

Ethics Training (2005)

Leadership Challenges (1997)

Acquisition Mgt. (1992)

Airworthiness Training (2004)

Leadership Strategies (1997)

Systems Engineering (1992)

Build. Effective Ldrshp (2004)

Stress Management: (1996)

Ldrshp Excellence (1991)

Mastering Productivity (2004)

Decision Making (1996)

Ldrshp What to Know (1991)

Engine Mod. Planning (2004)

Decision Making (1995)

ASD Superv. Trng (1990)

Ldrshp: Strengths (2003)

Building Leaders (1995)

Difficult Employee (1990)


Lecture at the University of Tennessee Space Institute Propulsion Short Course. (1977-2008)

Designed first usage related engine durability test that was used to qualify new engine hardware. This methodology has been institutionalized in the development requirements of all new Air Force engines today.

Independently derived the first engine parts life durability limits list, which was used to implement a new maintenance philosophy, which is used today.

Wrote a technical paper that detailed how to assess the durability condition of engine test hardware. G.E. management directed this paper be included in their engineering training program.

Program manager for the development, fabrication, and testing of a TF30 borsic aluminum composite fan blade that lead to flight test of the first composite blade in a fighter engine.

USAF representative that negotiated improved durability requirements into tri-service coordinated MIL-E-8593 engine specification.

Selected as Chief Inspector of the B-1A endurance engine assessment team.

As "consultant" derived F109 endurance test cycle requirements.

Negotiated with manufacturers’ to include ENSIP requirements into the AFE specifications.

Israeli Air Force requested me to be their technical advisor in assessing T64 durability.

Technical Advisor to Air National Guard in the establishment of TF41 durability requirements.

Conducted a finite element stress and fatigue analysis of the J85 turbine disc that caused the manufacturer to redesign the disc.

Gave 2 out of 18 technical papers at the 30th DOD NDI conference.

Received AFSC Special Achievement Award for cost savings suggestion.

Provided a written technical assessment of the 31 papers given the Propulsion Panel Energistics Panel meeting in the Netherlands.

Suggested alternate design for the F-15 jet fuel starter turbine that would result in a 4X life improvement. An independent finite element analysis has substantiated this suggestion.

Summary of Skills: Leadership, Personnel Management, Aircraft Systems Engineering Expert, Engine Structural Development Process Development, Engine Specification Developer, Junior Engineer Mentor, Organizational Structure Developer, Engineering Process Developer, Finite Element Analysis, Technical Team Leader For Critical Design Reviews and Special Teams

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