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Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Ref no. BHN569936
Location Doncaster, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

We're on the lookout for an FTI Specialist to join an interdisciplinary team. Your role will be pivotal in capturing requirements, designing robust FTI systems, and managing aircraft operations to support flight test plans.

Key skills required for this role

Flight test instrumentation


Understanding of flight test processes

Job description

Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

Our client, a leading aerospace company, is seeking a Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer to join their team. As a Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer, you will be responsible for the verification, validation, and testing of flight test instrumentation systems.

Roles and Responsibilities

Requirements Capture

  • To work with the other disciplines (Flight, Mechanical, Avionics) and the other stakeholders (Customers and Subcontractors) to drive a set of FTI (Flight Test Instrumentation) requirements.
  • FTI requirements shall include but are not limited to:
    • Sensors (Accelerometers, Potentiometers, Strain gauges)
    • Aircraft Data Systems (ADC, FDR, DFDAU, QAR)
    • Aircraft Indicator Systems
  • Support the development of the Flight Test plans to ensure the FTI is fit for purpose.

FTI Design

  • Utilize robust systems capable of performing within specified environments and compatible with the aircraft power supply systems.
  • Specify equipment and parts that meet both the FTI and Airworthiness requirements.
  • Produce equipment assessments for the FTI systems/equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose and will not present an unsafe condition to the aircraft.
  • Ensure all FTI has adequate installation data.
  • Define installation instructions to support the engineering team (Electrical/Mechanical) such that the FTI will perform its intended function (adequately securing cables for accelerometers).
  • Sign off the FTI data and installation in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient spare equipment for the lifespan of the flight test window.
  • Ensure that the equipment remains within calibration for the lifespan of the flight test window.

Aircraft Operation

  • Manage and oversee the calibration of the FTI, as necessary.
  • Manage the data obtained by the FTI.
  • Manage the processing of the FTI data.
  • Manage the formal delivery of the FTI data to the appropriate parties.
  • Liaise with the Flight Test team in the development of the flight test plans.
  • Produce FTI checklists per sortie.
  • Manage the FTI systems during the flight test or provide sufficient guidance when absent.

If you have significant experience in flight test instrumentation and are looking to take the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply now.

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