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Professional Aerospace Structural Analyst Engineer

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401, United States
January 10, 2017

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Atlantic City, NJ ***** 203.***.****


Results-driven mechanical engineer contributing to large scale programs and projects within aerospace industry, performing resolution of technical conflicts, troubleshooting and resolving complex issues in support of operations and customers, structural analysis of mechanical structures, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and applicable regulations. Trusted technical advisor and bilingual communicator (French), working closely with management and multiple disciplinary engineering teams and minimizing downtimes and risk. Natural leader and strong team builder, working collaboratively with technical and non-technical teams, delivering programs and projects within defined requirements and deadlines, and exceeding client expectations.

Structural & Stress Analysis

System Stress

Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Analysis


Sikorsky Aircraft Analysis Tool (PASA)

Root Cause Analysis

Project Management



SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT, INC. (Lockheed Martin division), Stratford, CT, USA 2014 to 2016

Staff Engineer – Structural Analysis & Maintenance Review Board (MRB), Blackhawk, Seahawk, & Executive Transport Helicopter (Presidential Helicopter)

Performed maintenance reviews, analysis, and repair disposition of discrepant parts in support of aircraft production. Conducted structural analysis of VH-92A executive transport helicopter. Prepared detailed and timely reports.

Partnered with multidisciplinary engineering teams and leadership to manage program for Executive Transport Helicopter, providing technical insight to critical problems, delivering solutions to program requirements, and meeting deadlines.

Support development design review of VH92A program.

Recognized with Appreciation Award for participating in Critical Design Review (CDR) for Executive Transport Helicopter.

Served as Mechanical Review Board in performing structural analysis and repair dispositions for discrepant parts and / or assemblies, ensuring compliance with applicable Sikorsky standards and regulatory guidelines.

Trained and mentored junior engineers, demonstrating processes and procedures for MRBs, working collaboratively with managers, supervisors, aircraft mechanics, and meeting demanding deadlines.

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE, INC., Montreal, Canada 2011 to 2013

System Stress Engineer (Contracted with Elisen Technologies) and C-Series Aircraft (C100 and C300)

MRB Engineer, Global 7000 (G7000)

Supported Design Team in sizing of C-Series aircraft structural component and assemblies based on pre-determined body envelope load and other technical parameters. Contributed to system installation of G7000 Interior Systems Headliners and Sidewalls. Analyzed and documented the report for G7000 business aircraft Headlines and Sidewalls.

Analyzed and produced detailed reports outlining mid-fuselage battery pack installation support structure, high lift installation systems structure, and floor panel brake data control unit on C-Series, ensuring compliance with requirements and standards.

Accomplished MRB, supporting G7000 production, troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues, ensuring deadlines and objectives were met.

ATLASAIR INC., Westchester, NY, USA 2011 to 2011

Structures Engineer (Contracted with STS Engineering), B777

Performed maintenance reviews, analysis, and repair disposition of discrepant parts to facilitate aircraft return to serviceability. Evaluated and managed aircraft Corrosion Prevention and Control Program (CPCP).

Developed repair for discrepancies on fleet wide aircraft, minimizing downtimes and reducing risk of complications.

Designated as member of AOG team, developing engineering solution to time critical aircraft structural discrepancies at moment’s notice.

Ibrahim O. Salau, Ph.D. Page 2

BUTLER AMERICA INC, Shelton, CT, USA 2009 to 2010

Structural Analyst (Contract with Butler America), CH53K, Heavy Lift Helicopter

Supported Engineering with design and sizing of Sikorsky's CH53K aircraft structure.

Performed static and fatigue analysis of airframe metallic structure, sizing aircraft frames, fuselage skin, and attach-fittings to ensure durability of structure based on aircraft load.

ITT INC., (former EDO Corporation), Long Island, NY, USA 2008 to 2009

Structural Analyst (Contract with Air Vehicle Design), CH53K, Heavy Lift Helicopter

Supported engineering with design and sizing of Sikorsky's CH53K aircraft sponsons.

Performed statistical and fatigue analysis for structural sizing of CH53K aircraft sponson components (composite structures), using Sikorsky aircraft’s PASA model, Msc Nastan, and Patran.

Facilitated effective communication with client's Liaison Engineers, Design Engineers, and manufacturing personnel, recommending optimal engineering compromise and resolving issues with no impact to project.

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT INC., Stratford, CT, USA 2006 to 2008

Structures Engineer (Contract with Spencer Reed Group, LLC), UH-60M Blackhawk Upgrade and S-92 Seahawk Aircraft

Supported engineering with design and sizing of CH53K aircraft sponsons. Documented changes in report approved by aircraft's upgrade customer (US Military). Provide MRB support to UH-60M and S-92 production lines on shop floor as needed.

Performed classical detailed stress analysis on metal and composite structures for modification of transition and tail rotor pylon, defining and delivering quality design changes in alignment with upgrade program.

Provided supervision to other engineers involved in the structural repair MRB process.

DELTA AIRLINES, INC., (Technical Operations Center), Atlanta, GA, USA 2000 to 2006

Senior Engineer, B777, B767, B757, B737, MD 88

Researched methods to improve fleet inspection program. Completed repair instructions on aircraft fuselage damage. Liaised with Boeing, OEM and FAA on repair issues for approval. Visited customers' facilities and ensured compliance with Delta's expectations. Mentored junior engineers. Provided MRB support to fleets on line maintenance as well as mid and heavy maintenance visits.

Performed damage tolerance analysis of primary and secondary structures, ensuring continued airworthiness of structural repairs in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 25.1529-1.

Using I-Deas Masters Series for FEA modeling (linear and non-linear analysis) as well as Nastran, Patran, NASGRO, and MathCAD computational power, predicting crack growth and calculating appropriate inspection method, interval, and threshold.

Evaluated and approved 3rd party MRO (Spirit, Triumph, Honeywell, and more) repair of units for induction into Delta’s fleet, utilizing FAA approved data, OEM document, and repair station manuals, complying with applicable rules and regulations.

Provided supervision to engineers of multidisciplinary background for Airframe and Thrust Revers Cowling repair.

Evaluate fleet primary and secondary structural reliability for realistically and responsively correlating operating experience using ACE principles, establishing maintenance controls as integral part of overall fleet maintenance program, and determining corrective action.

Proud to contribute to Delta’s position as largest airline MRO repair station in North America and 3rd largest worldwide, serving more than 150 aviation and airline customers globally, meeting Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 14 for Aeronautics and Space Part 145 for repair stations.


B / E AEROSPACE, INC., Jacksonville, FL

Stress Engineer/Test Engineer


Chief Engineer

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Mech. and Aerospace Engineering Dept., Morgantown, WV

Research Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)


Intensive French Course

ENTPE, Lyon, France

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)



Executive Member, Sikorsky's Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Professional Chapter, 2014 to 2016

oContributed to projects in India and Nepal, traveling to collaborate with other professional and student chapters to deliver on projects.

Connecticut State judge at Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) High School projects competitions

National President, US based Nigerian Non-for-Profit organization (IRS 501C(3))

Volunteered, US democratic process

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