Ben Saunders

Senior Design Engineer

Ben has spent over 16 years in aerospace manufacturing, design and certification across military, commercial and general aviation environments. His previous experience includes:

• Asta/Boeing HdH (Melbourne, Aust) , 777 Rudder composite manufacturing data . Design and stress engineer on AEW&C Wedgetail program (both in Aus & Seattle, USA) of composite and metallic structure.
• Boeing HdH Stress analysis engineer for 787 aileron package.
• Saero Design; Reconstruction of only airworthy WWII P-40F Kittyhawk fighter aircraft engine (Merlin Engier) cowlings using CATIA and laser scanning technology for the Old Aeroplane Company Tyabb, VIC.
• Saero Design; Tooling design and support for HAS Custom Sheet Metal for AIR 5433 DMO IRSS (Infra Red Suppression System) test and validation assembly applicable to Australian Regular Army CH-47D.
• EDAG Australia, Feasibility study of structures for Infrared 8m telescope to be installed in Antarctica (UNSW). Stress analysis and structural testing of equipment mounts and equipment used by Australian SAS. Roof crush analysis of Lamborghini Murciélago LP-670.
• Aeronautical Engineers Australia, preparation of engineering modification and repair orders for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Design of stretcher floor locks for air ambulance aircraft.
• Aerocomp UK (Now CTAerocomp Engineering UK Ltd) , Structural joint analysis for Airbus AS350 cabin and crew rest station structures (Bonded sandwich panel assembly).
• Australian Aerospace (Brisbane, Aust.); Part of ECP team tasked with closing out production deviations. Held DE1 for approval of repairs and modification; prepared composite modification and repair packages.
• Saero Design; Preparation of engineering orders and certiciaition for changes made under Casa P21M for fixed and rotorary wing aircraft.
• Pacific Crown Helicopters (Sunshine Coast , Aust.) Design engineer responsible for approval of avionics, interior and structural modification carried out on new EC130, AS350 rotorcraft. Design of Inlet Barrier Filter system for AS355 Eurcopter.