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Mario Asselin

Mario Asselin is chairman of Asselin, Inc. (, a company that provides engineering services in performance, stability and control. He is also an Engineering Fellow for Bombardier Aerospace, a Transport Canada DAD, and a FAA flight analyst DER for Part 23 & 25. Asselin previously held positions as Director of Flight Test Center Engineering, Operations, and Quality for Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, Kansas, manager flight test team CSeries at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, senior manager of engineering flight test with Honda Aircraft Corporation, vice president of engineering with Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation, Learjet's chief of stability and control at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, chief technical for Bombardier's CRJ-900. He has taught courses for the Royal Military College of Canada, McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal. He is the author of An Introduction to Aircraft Performance. Asselin holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an M.Sc.A. in aerothermodynamics from École Polytechnique of Montreal.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

Amy Billinger

Amy Billinger is a co-founder of Anneal Initiative, Inc. Prior to starting Anneal Initiative, she was the Lead Analyst for Cyber Operations at the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC). She drove the cyber intelligence processes that merged critical infrastructure vulnerability information with classified threat intelligence, allowing KIFC analysts to provide early warning and produce risk assessments beneficial to both the intelligence community and a range of industries. Amy also serves in the Kansas Air National Guard where she works as an Operations Intelligence Specialist.

Her military background has included providing intelligence support for deployed forces and serving as the analytic lead for a team of roughly three dozen Army and Air National Guard analysts producing cyber, terrorism, and biological threat intelligence. Prior to working at the KIFC, Amy was a Russian language analyst for the Department of Defense. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Military Studies from Washburn University.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

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. His research interests include structural vibrations and structural acoustics, especially as related to fiber-reinforced composites. Ewing is a past recipient of the University of Kansas School of Engineering Outstanding Educator Award. 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.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson is the founder of Anneal Initiative, Inc. an intelligence analysis and strategic planning business. Previously, Jeremy was the Director of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC). Jeremy stood up and led the KIFC's unique integration of cyber and biological threat experts from industry, government, and academia into classified intelligence analysis starting with the Center's inception. Prior to directing the KIFC, Jeremy designed and developed homeland security capabilities for Kansas, including the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center.

Jeremy also serves in the Kansas Air National Guard at the 184th Intelligence Wing Headquarters. As an Intelligence Officer in the Guard, he performed strategic analysis and planning regarding intelligence and cyber capabilities for the Kansas Adjutant General and Kansas Joint Forces Headquarters. His military intelligence experience also includes development of cyber threat and vulnerability assessment, as well as supervising analysts providing intelligence support to deployed forces. He previously served in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

Jeremy has nearly 10 years private sector engineering and project management experience, focusing primarily on electronic building systems and industrial controls for the power industry. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and a Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies from American Military University.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

Jeff Knickerbocker

Jeff Knickerbocker is a consulting DER with 30+ years of experience as a systems/software engineer. He has led technical teams in designing, developing and verifying real-time embedded software and AEH devices. In addition to industry affiliations, he also provides consulting and training services to the FAA and other non-U.S. regulatory agencies. In 2002, he and his wife started Sunrise Certification & Consulting. Knickerbocker has a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in software engineering.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Courses: Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297

Harold Rosenstein

Mr. Rosenstein was the Chief Engineer, Phantom Works-The Boeing Companys'Advanced Development organization-with responsibility for new concepts, research programs and preliminary design. He retired in 2013 with 50 years of experience in developmental and production programs ranging from rotorcraft to large fixed-wing transport aircraft, both manned and unmanned. He has held various assignments with increasing levels of responsibility supporting Boeing's advanced fixed wing transports and V/STOL developments, including the development of the V-22 tiltrotor and the RAH-66 helicopter. He has taught university-level seminars on V/STOL engineering at Penn State, Nanjing University and the American Helicopter Society. He also belongs to numerous technical societies including the American Helicopter Society (AHS), and is a Senior Member-Emeritus of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Mr. Rosenstein received the prestigious Paul E. Haueter Award from the American Helicopter Society for "Significant contributions to VTOL aircraft development" and holds numerous patents. In addition he is a Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society for "Notable and outstanding contributions to the vertical flight community".

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Fundamentals of V/STOL Rotorcraft

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 M.B.A. and M.S. in Management from Friends University and a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Wichita State University.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements

Mark Swaney

Mark Swaney is a commercial pilot, test pilot, flight instructor and educator who has spent many years of his career either involved with flight test of military and commercial aviation systems or teaching aircraft and avionics systems flight test. Mark studied aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati and co-op'd in experimental flight test at Gates Learjet Corporation. After completion of commercial pilot training, Mark participated in modification and certification flight test of new and modified Learjet systems. Upon graduation, he volunteered for the US Navy and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. Mark served as a Radar Intercept Officer flying the F-14 Tomcat in operational fighter squadrons. He completed the US Naval Test Pilot School as a Test Naval Flight Officer and served in numerous flight test roles involving tactical avionics systems, weapons systems, advanced flight controls, structures, and engines. He was project officer for the upgrade to the Super Tomcat, was the lead flight test officer for the AN/APG-71 radar system and project RIO for the Infrared Search and Track System. Mark was designated an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer and a Weapon System Acquisition Manager. His later assignments were Commanding Officer, Naval Air Pacific Repair Activity; Operations Officer, Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs; Commander, Naval Test Wing Pacific; and Vice Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. He retired from the Navy with 30 years of service and then applied his expertise to educating students about avionics flight test at National Test Pilot School.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Aircraft Avionics Test and Evaluation Fundamentals

Thomas N. Taylor

Thomas (Tom) Taylor is an FAA Consultant DER, ODA E-UM/Advisor and Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company, with 30 years of commercial and military aircraft electrical design and certification experience. Tom was the technical focal and DER/AR during the development of the 787-8 and was responsible for the certification of the 787-9, which was the first commercial airplane fully certified to the EWIS regulations. Most recently, he has been extensively involved in the analysis, testing and re-certification of the 737MAX. Tom also provides engineering consultation, training, and aircraft certification services through his company, Taylor Aerospace Consultants. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure

Pierre Trudel

Pierre Trudel is a System Safety Engineer and ODA Unit Member currently working for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). He brings 29 years of system safety, systems engineering, and reliability experience in several segments of our aerospace industry. He has worked system safety, reliability, and systems engineering on airplanes, rotorcrafts, and space vehicles. He has experience with commercial and military system safety, Development Assurance practices. He developed companywide processes to facilitate product development and compliance to commercial airworthiness standards and military requirements. He has worked system safety for both equipment suppliers and as an integrator for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Pierre has worked system safety using several industry accepted processes including SAE ARP4761, SAE ARP4754, and MIL-STD-882 to satisfy safety requirements for Part 23 (small aircrafts), Part, 25 (Transport Category Aircraft) and MIL-HDBK-516 (Airworthiness Certification Criteria). His certification experience as an FAA representative spans the spectrum of TC, ATC, and STC projects on commercial projects such as the Hawker 4000, Hawker 800XP, Premier 1, Cessna CJ4, Citation Latitude, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, KC-46A (767 Tanker), and several other aircraft models and types. Pierre holds a Bachelor of Science in Space Sciences with minors in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Aviation

Roelof Vos

Roelof Vos is an assistant professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology. He teaches undergraduate courses in conceptual airplane design and two graduate courses on aerodynamic design of transport aircraft and fighter aircraft. He obtained an MSc degree from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. degree from The University of Kansas. His research focuses on the development of physics-based analysis methods for the conceptual design of unconventional aircraft and on the assessment of emerging aviation technologies.

2023 Seattle Aerospace Short Course: Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes