Top Flight Test Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Flight Test Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Flight Test Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.5% of Flight Test Engineer resumes contained Flight Test Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Flight Test Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Flight Test Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Flight Test Plans

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Here's how Flight Test Plans is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Generated/executed flight test plans to evaluate new aircraft or modifications to existing aircraft.
  • Completed flight test plans, reports, and testing to support development and certification efforts for the G650 aircraft.
  • Planned & conducted Engine Ground & Flight Tests as per approved Flight Test Plans.
  • Defined and controlled aircraft test configurations through development of flight test plans and matrices.
  • Authored flight test plans and reports and certification/development program flight test schedules.
  • Created flight test plans for testing operation of avionics software improvements.
  • Created complex flight test plans to meet DoD and FAA requirements.
  • Prepared flight test plans and scripts.
  • Prepared Certification Flight Test Plans, Flight Test Reports, and FAA 8110-3 submittal forms.

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2. Test Procedures

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Here's how Test Procedures is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Developed test procedures, instrumentation and configuration needed to successfully perform assigned testing.
  • Developed specialized test procedures for maximum test efficiency.
  • Develop and implement test procedures including for certification.
  • Improved product performance through system design and testing, developing test procedures for both laboratory and real-world environments.
  • Support aircrews with hardware and software troubleshooting, implement engineering changes, and conducting acceptance test procedures.
  • Preform test procedures in accordance with company and customer guidelines and make corrections when appropriate.
  • Developed flight test procedures for the pilot to execute tests of the PHM page.
  • Developed test procedures and software for acceptance criteria of flight control hardware.
  • Implemented Functional Test Procedures and reduced NCR quantities by over 50%.
  • Worked closely with the vendor to design and formulate test procedures.
  • Researched and updated test procedures to meet the customer's requirements.
  • Prepared and presented flight test procedures to Safety Review Board.
  • Supported COAXIAL VSWR Testing and Functional Test Procedures.
  • Validate test procedures written by others.
  • Risk assessment of test procedures.
  • Authorized systems Functional Test Procedures (FTPs) to be conducted and participated in the execution of FTPs.

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3. Avionics

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Here's how Avionics is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Design, Coordinate and Integrate all avionics/electrical and dynamic system modifications and processes regarding the recapitalization program of OEM aircraft.
  • Provided aerospace engineering consulting services in support of manned and unmanned rotor-wing integrated avionics and weapon system development.
  • Managed the installation and modification of prototype avionics, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Generated engineering drawings for aircraft avionics equipment integration and cabin electrical equipment interface.
  • Worked with final assembly to develop improved avionics installation and manufacturing processes.
  • Designed advanced digital fly by wire and communication networks in military avionics.
  • Designed mechanical and electrical interfaces with avionics and aircraft sub-systems.
  • Conducted avionics temperature and vibration surveys.
  • Designed flight test modifications to acquire data from aircraft systems (mission avionics, propulsion, braking, ECS).
  • Developed test and certification plans for KC-46 avionics equipment and served as a contact between customers and development teams.
  • Flight-tested new avionics EHSI, reporting directly to NWA Avionics Project Manager on critical problems discovered during testing.
  • Planned, directed, and executed Suite 2 avionics hardware and software upgrade for the A-10 aircraft.
  • Conducted operational test for new weapons, avionics, software, and tactics for Air Combat Command.
  • Pioneered new flight test contracts for the SMCC facility in avionics vibration and environmental qualification flight testing.
  • Experience flight test of avionics systems, weapons, live fires, and sensor testing.
  • Applied engineering techniques in directing testing phases of aircraft mechanical, avionics and weapons systems.
  • Conducted avionics, offensive radar, and defensive management system testing.
  • Proposed and Created Avionics and Electrical System Test process improvements.
  • Conducted development and testing on avionics software & hardware.
  • Operated avionics and instrumentation systems for preflight checkouts.

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4. FAA

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Here's how FAA is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Published post-flight test data, test summaries and FAA certification reports In order to expand the envelope for 787-8.
  • Supported the Bell 429 FAA and ATC Certification program through CDI Corp as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Lead FAA STC and Air Force certification testing on various single and dual prop aircraft for Big Safari.
  • Collaborated with frequency managers, FCC, FAA, and local spectrum authorities to plan frequency assignments.
  • Conducted FAA conformity audit for the LEAP-1B inlet compliance testing, and received the conformity approval.
  • Performed a thorough review of system requirements and Transport Canada (Canada's FAA) regulations.
  • Test engineer for six joint military and FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) programs.
  • Collaborated with FAA Flight Test Branch of Seattle Aircraft Certification Office to define test requirements.
  • Prepared test cards for flights in accordance with FAA regulated test plan procedures.
  • Supported engine instrumentation for the Challenger 300 through it's FAA certification program.
  • Reported test results to the FAA for certification of engine and fuel systems.
  • Reported certification test results to engineering, management, and the FAA.
  • Obtained an annual military FAA Class III Fight Certificate.
  • Sole author on six FAA Final Certification reports.
  • Reviewed data and connected data for the FAA.
  • Flight test and FAA certification of the 777-200LR.
  • Prepared test plans to FAA for systems Certification.
  • Produced and coordinate FAA Flight Test Specifications.
  • Ground Ops Engineer on [ ] FAA Part 25 flight test certification program and sustaining production testing on 767 & 777.
  • Planned and conducted daily test flights, assessed test results, prepared flight test reports and memoranda for FAA certification.

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5. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Reported software deficiencies via Rational ClearQuest problem tracking system, and mapped system requirements into test cases using Rational RequisitePro.
  • Performed Monte Carlo simulations analysis and designed & implemented test cases and methodologies collaborating with Quality assurance team
  • Executed Test Cases and Tested Warehouse metadata, naming standards and warehouse standards for future application development.
  • Specialized in understanding system requirement specification, test requirement specification and converting them to test cases.
  • Developed and executed Test Plans and Test Cases for analog internal and external Courier modems hardware/firmware.
  • Call processing test cases were performed to verify sanity of existing functionality.

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6. Flight Test Program

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Here's how Flight Test Program is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Licensed by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to conduct a two-week ground and flight test program on KC-10 Aerial Refueling Aircraft.
  • Worked within the Flight Test program, which was responsible for testing the reliability and safety of a newly developed airplane.
  • Determined detailed flight test program plans, requirements, evaluation and planning; conduct flight analysis, and reporting.
  • Planned and coordinated training classes to insure the team was ready to conduct a 20 month flight test program.
  • Lead Flight Test Engineer for G650 aircraft s/n 6004 throughout the development and certification flight test program.
  • Contributed to the execution of a safe, efficient and effective flight test program.
  • Hired as flight test engineer to support small, highly developmental flight test programs.
  • Developed a new forecasting model to reduce cost overruns of new flight test programs.
  • Managed a $10M flight test program for Military Microwave Landing System Avionics.
  • Worked On the 737, 747, 767, 777, 787, P-8A FLIGHT TEST PROGRAMS.
  • Lead a $60M flight test program for C-141 Cockpit Upgrade Program.
  • Lead engineer on Pressure Transducer solution, development, procurement, and integration testing for existing flight test programs.
  • Supported the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye flight test program through ISYS Technologies as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Led the successful completion of several ground and flight test programs (classified).
  • Participated in the 737 and 747 flight test program.
  • Flight Test Contrl Engineer (FTCE) in support of the F-35B flight test program at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

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7. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Supported and coordinated flight test activities through real-time data monitoring and post-test data analysis.
  • Collected data and completed data analysis to certify aircraft.
  • Perform data analysis and jet aircraft performance analysis.
  • Performed test data analysis and systems evaluation.
  • Developed computer based data analysis tools for specific flight test data and Test Point Efficiency tracking using both MATLAB and Excel.
  • Prepared helmet test data analysis plan, test card, safety limits and documented in the test report.
  • Authored technical documents including test plans, data analysis plans, and test result reports.
  • Developed and maintained VB scripts, configuration files and other data analysis tools.
  • Recorded test results information on the aircraft in real time for data analysis.
  • Create extensive data analysis routines in MATLAB.
  • Developed flight test data analysis GUI using Matlab for flight test reporting and data quick-look.

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8. Flight Test Aircraft

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Here's how Flight Test Aircraft is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Travel to Fort Worth and work with quality assurance and DCMA to transfer flight test aircraft to PAX Maryland.
  • Lead test engineer for the Advanced Flight Controls program on a G550 flight test aircraft.
  • Job A group lead Instrumentation Engineer on the model Premier I Flight test aircraft.
  • Served as program focal point for integration of radar onto flight test aircraft.
  • Ground & Flight Operations Support for Boeing Experimental Flight Test Aircraft.
  • Managed two Flight Test Aircraft testing for the RAAF and U.
  • Guide other team members having lesser experience with test instrumentation as needed to support P-8A flight test aircrafts.
  • Researched, tested, and implemented new equipment onboard Flight Test aircraft to improve egress and safety.

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9. Flight Test Reports

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Here's how Flight Test Reports is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Organized and prepared flight test reports and conducted post-flight presentations to V-22 ITT members.

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10. Data Acquisition

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Here's how Data Acquisition is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted airborne data acquisition management system functional verification and troubleshooting sessions.
  • Maintained documentation, data acquisition integrity and accuracy of test measurements.
  • Recorded in-flight data and operated data acquisitions systems during flight tests.
  • Designed aircraft instrumentation and data acquisition systems per test plans.
  • Designed detailed signal wiring diagrams for large data acquisition systems
  • Designed aircraft instrumentation and aircraft data acquisitions systems.
  • Coordinate data acquisition and processing.
  • Worked with 737/57 group remote customer service utilizing Portable Airborne Data Acquisition and Monitoring System and ADAMS- based Instrumentation system.
  • Monitored and troubleshoot data acquisition, recording & telemetry systems, and various sensors during test phases on aircraft.
  • Supervised technicians working on the installation, wiring and troubleshooting of the data acquisition system.
  • Assisted and/or conducted system troubleshooting and test for all data acquisition and control equipment.
  • Design and implement test & measurementdata systems using LabView for Data acquisition.
  • Conduct and certify Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) tests on data acquisition flight hardware.
  • Lead engineer on integration testing of Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Customized data acquisition system (ARINC 429, accelerometers, strain gages etc.)

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11. Ground Test

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Here's how Ground Test is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Ground tested and supervised installation of Inertial Navigation platforms and Primary Power systems in various aircraft.
  • Participated in test coordination meetings, on-aircraft ground testing and instrumentation installs.
  • Performed on-aircraft ground test: operated instrumentation, recorded critical test parameters, instructed pilots on every step of the test.
  • Planned and executed multiple aircraft modifications and a detachment to Seattle for the Aerial Refueling aircraft revision and ground test.
  • Monitored flight test data system and sub-system health and provided holistic instrumentation support during the flight and ground test.
  • Conducted ground test and flight test to ensure proper COMM functionality and aircraft integration as well as specification compliance.
  • Relayed insight for ground test methods to resolve previously experienced INS alignment issues, reducing flight risk.
  • Performed installation of field modifications, Pre-Flight Checks, Ground Test Operations and Flight Test Operations.
  • Manage all systems and situations affecting flight and ground testing of newly installed systems.
  • Directed and executed regulatory compliance checklists, ground test plans and flight test plans.
  • Act as Cabin Safety Focal and Weights Engineer during flight and ground tests.
  • Performed ground testing of advanced targeting pods on the A-10 aircraft.
  • Ground test simulations of weapon deployments from fighter aircraft.
  • Interact with IPT's, lab, flight, and ground test groups.
  • Sourced to Pratt & Whitney for ground testing of their new PW1100G Geared Turbofan Engine for the Airbus A320NEO.
  • Conducted Flight and Ground testing of electro-optic, infrared, and ultraviolet sensors and countermeasures systems.

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12. Missile

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Here's how Missile is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Compiled missile documentation to fulfill the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty reporting requirement.
  • Prepared test plans, defined instrumentation requirements, conducted tests, evaluated, and reported on the Ground Launch Missile Systems.
  • Planned, executed, and reported on Common Missile Warning System and Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure (ATIRCM) programs.
  • Supervised the group of engineers that developed and certified the launch software on the Ground Launch Cruise Missile.
  • Generated, Integrated, and Demonstrated Cruise Missile training simulator at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
  • Collected video during the flight simulating an air-to-ground missile diving into various targets.
  • Performed real-time and post flight performance analysis of missile guidance and propulsion systems.
  • Managed senior-level systems engineers in support of the Missile Defense Agency.
  • Test engineer responsible for missile and launcher structural flight tests.
  • Flight-tested the Ground Launched Cruise Missile Weapon System.
  • Advised group leadership on Intercontinental Ballistic Missile technical issues for telemetered, photographic and radar engineering data.
  • Conducted engineering investigations and analyzed damage to fielded aircraft after premature inflight missile detonation.
  • Organized and managed facilities requirements for NATC, White Sand Missile Range, Eglin AFB, Kirkland AFB, and WPAFB.
  • Developed maintenance procedures for cruise missile airframe, electrical systems, and low observable coating.
  • Developed anti-tank missile program for Raytheon Systems Corp.

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13. Flight Test Operations

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Here's how Flight Test Operations is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Obtain accurate data for various system parameters required during flight test operations.
  • Possess working knowledge of flight test operations and procedures, V- 22 Aircraft Systems, knowledge of U.S.
  • Maintained currency in all tasks assigned in NATOPS Flight Manual and Flight Test Operations Manual.
  • Developed and presented Test Readiness Review meetings prior to conducting flight test operations at YPG.
  • Appointed to take the lead on Flight Test Operations input for the Extended Operations Testing.
  • Served as Flight Test Operations Engineer.
  • Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer/Contract employee Flight Test Operations.

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14. Usaf

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Here's how Usaf is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with SPO and headquarters USAF via close liaison to ensure that timely support was received for mission accomplishment.
  • Provided critical support in planning, execution, and analysis for USAF targeting pod assets under development.
  • Authored test and safety plans for flight testing of USAF aircraft.
  • Test Safety Engineer representing the USAF at the F-22 CTF.
  • Provided support to USAF, Army and NATO customers.
  • Executed five USAF and allies programs concurrently.
  • Report to upper USAF and overall program management the daily and weekly progress metrics on annual flight test goals and objectives.
  • Performed JP-8 jet fuel cold weather testing at the USAF McKinley laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.

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15. Flight Control Systems

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Here's how Flight Control Systems is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Lead Engineer in the design of the flight control systems and auto pilot systems for the ATA aircraft.
  • Reviewed and implemented written test procedures regarding helicopter handling qualities and Automated Flight Control Systems (AFCS).
  • Defined requirements for automated engine, electrical and flight control systems.
  • Project engineer for design & flight test manual and automatic flight control systems of the B-1 bomber.
  • Introduced state-of-the-art weapons, navigation, displays and fly-by-wire flight control systems.
  • Programmed and implemented flight control systems.

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16. Control Room

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Here's how Control Room is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Briefed aircrews, directed mission control room and led team through adversity while monitoring real-time data and orchestrating test.
  • Provided functional area expertise for test pilots in real time as certified control room personnel.
  • Led ground control room of 15 engineers during hazardous flight tests.
  • Supported tests on-ground and from mission control rooms.
  • lead during Mission Control Room operations for flight test activity.

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17. F-16

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Here's how F-16 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Planned, coordinated, and directed over 300 APG-68 (F-16) developmental radar flight test missions.
  • Provided engineering expertise on USAF F-16 aircraft maintenance, modifications, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Test Conductor for the Tri-Service Stand-off Attack Missile integration on the F-16 aircraft.
  • Contributed to the development of programs on B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16, F-22, KC-135, and KC-46.
  • Assisted lead on F-16 LANTIRN and B-1B subsystem test.
  • Developed test procedures, gave mission briefings & conduct test from control room and onboard T-38, C-12, F-16 aircraft.
  • Flight tested and evaluated performance of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and Targeting Pods on the F-16.
  • Completed Lockheed Martin F-16 Blk 52 engineer training in Fort Worth, TX (1996 and 1997).

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18. Aircraft Configuration

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Here's how Aircraft Configuration is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Managed numerous quality audits of aircraft configuration documentation, consistently receiving high marks from government regulatory agencies.
  • Provided direction to maintainers for aircraft configuration management and developed maintenance work instructions.
  • Control and tracking of aircraft configuration and staging of support equipment.

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19. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated special on-site engineering support for troubleshooting of design deficiencies.
  • Provided technical and engineering support for the Gulfstream IV flight test and certification program.
  • Provide engineering support of military/commercial engine and component testing from a facility perspective.
  • Provided engineering support to Maintenance for selected systems, Communications, Navigation and Electrical.
  • Provided on-site engineering support at aircraft modification facility and participated in review meetings.
  • Test engineering support to GE Component Development & Test Low-Pressure Development steam turbine test facility.

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20. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Supported post-test data collection and problem report investigations for validation and certification ground/flight testing on the 787 and 747-8 airplane programs.
  • Performed instrumentation installation, calibration, data collection and data storage, and delivered post flight data to flight test analysts.
  • Use ARINC 429, 629, and FT instrumentation installed (sensors for data collection).
  • Verified operational status of all data collection systems and safing of aircraft systems for postflight maintenance upon mission completion.
  • Performed in-flight data collection of aircraft instrumentation system for hosted aircraft during developmental flight tests to support early involvement efforts.
  • Conducted mechanical and electrical ground and flight test of aircraft and missile avionics - particularly regarding instrumentation and data collection.

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21. C-130

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Here's how C-130 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Served as Flight Engineer aboard EC-130 electronic jamming aircraft, specifically as OCF/FCF Instructor Flight Engineer and Supervisor/Scheduler of Aircrew Training.
  • Involved in the Developmental Test and Evaluation of avionic and warfare systems for the AC-130 and MC-130 special operation aircraft.
  • Preform flight test and training on C-130 aircraft on a contractual basis for US based companies or international companies/organizations.
  • Managed training, scheduling, and standardization for 30 aircrews across the C-130, C-17, and C-5 platforms.
  • Developed, performed, and reported on various flight test missions for the C-130H Combat Talon II avionics systems/subsystems.
  • Designed / installed / operated UHF flight termination and telemetry repeater rack for King Air and C-130 aircraft.
  • Planned, scheduled, conducted, briefed, directed, and reported C-130 and C-5 developmental tests.
  • Led 20-member combined DoD and contractor test team to evaluate the $4.5B C-130 Avionics Modernization Program.
  • Experience includes new C-130 systems; electronic valve housing, upgrade avionics packages, upgrade electrical systems.
  • Participated in flight test of the KC-130J in-flight refueling system as well as the new E-2C propeller.
  • Test Team Lead for the C-130 Electronic Propeller Control System proof of concept test program.
  • Author of C-130 AMP Mission Planning Systems Developmental Test and Evaluation final report.
  • Conducted test flights and simulations to assess C-130J airdrop capabilities and operations.
  • Provide technical analysis and integration support to C-130J Flight Test managers.
  • Developed, conducted, and evaluated tests on AC-130U Gunship.
  • Design/Developed C-130 wing mounted Air Data Boom system.
  • Supported flight-test activities on the C-130J.

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22. F-35

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Here's how F-35 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Functioned as the focal point for all activities on assigned aircraft achieving all test points delegated by the F-35 program director.
  • Qualified Test Conductor / Test Director for Weapon Separation Missions and for the High Angle of Attack program on the F-35C.
  • Characterized 15 F-35A/B/C Air Vehicle Loads related deficiency reports, helping to drive system fixes prior to fleet release.
  • Supported the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program through APR Consulting as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) operational and developmental testing programs.
  • Assisted in the development and maintenance of execution metrics related to F-35B/C test and evaluation.
  • Support development of F135 propulsion system for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program.
  • Provided support as control room Test Conductor and Scribe for F-35 test operations.
  • Flight Test Ground Operations (Control) Engineer for F-35 aircraft.
  • Participated in over 150 test events on F-35B/C variant aircraft.
  • Coordinated all maintenance and modifications for F-35 Flight Test.
  • Mentored fellow F-35 FTEs in becoming qualified Test Conductors with an emphasis on JSF processes and procedures for proper test execution.
  • Lead Flight Test Engineer on the Airframe Loads dedicated F-35C aircraft (CF-2), responsible for five flight test engineers.
  • Investigate issues with installed engines at the Pax River F-35 flight line.

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23. UAV

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Here's how UAV is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Orchestrated first-ever release of anti-armor weapon from DRS Sentry UAV.
  • Research and Design for UAV and Support Equipment.
  • Provided aerodynamic analysis for both low and high speed wind tunnel testing of UAVs.
  • Worked as a test engineer and won the Small Tactical UAV program of record for the military with Ingetrator UAS.
  • Integrated hardware and software of ground and satellite communications systems aboard the unmanned air vehicle, DarkStar (UAV).
  • Collaborated with a fortune 100 company to determine the scope, schedule and cost for a prototype UAV project.

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24. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Created test requirement documents for multiple projects, such as engines, GPS, ground collision warning, and radar testing.
  • Developed data processing tools in MATLAB, which streamlined the data processing capability of GPS data from multiple airborne sources.
  • Identified compromised radar and GPS configurations to test conductors, mid sortie, salvaging an 8 hour test flight.
  • Designed hardware for GPS communication including a 50 ohm PCB wireless antenna design for Puma AE.
  • Designed GPS Re-radiation System in support of MOAB Flight Test.
  • Test management project: Embedded GPS Jamming of T-38C
  • Mother Of All Bombs) providing GPS coordinates to the weapon prior to weapon leaving the aircraft.

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25. Flight Test Activities

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Here's how Flight Test Activities is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with various organizations to facilitate effective and safe execution of all flight test activities.
  • Represented company during flight test activities at Edwards AFB and Dobbins ARB.
  • Briefed, coordinated and conducted flight test activities.

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26. Flight Crew

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Here's how Flight Crew is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Aided in flight test evaluation (flight crew) for the development and setup of an ADS-33 handling qualities course.
  • Operated Aurora's Perseus B unmanned aerial vehicle at Edwards AFB as part of a 3-person flight crew.
  • Conducted ground tests and EMI testing as well as being a flight crew member for flight testing.
  • Developed test plans with flight crew, flight test engineers, and support personnel.
  • Coordinate with flight crews for the creation of test cards for each test segment.
  • Reviewed flight test cards and briefed flight crew prior to test flight.
  • Control Room qualified Flight Crew qualified.

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27. Test Points

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Here's how Test Points is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Participate in development of the overall plans such as the TEMP, Test Points, test cards, etc.
  • Implemented all maintenance and test configuration changes, fortifying the final test points of theGUA-22A Gun Pod.
  • Reviewed test plans associated with performance of climatic test points.

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28. Test Schedules

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Here's how Test Schedules is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Develop and publish test plans, flight test cards, test schedules, and test procedures in support of flight operations.
  • Monitored test aircraft status and coordinated test schedules to ensure most efficient use of resources, specifically the test assets.
  • Led 10 engineers, pilots, and contractors to determine test schedules, requirements, and coordinate support equipment.
  • Supported and coordinated with support organizations, to define resolutions to support FLIGHT TEST DESIGN, INSTRUMENTATION TEST SCHEDULES.
  • Determined detailed flight-test program plans, test requirements, test schedules and test assets.
  • Coordinate test schedules, aircraft availability, flight clearances, and aircraft modifications.
  • Create and lead master test plans, test cases and test schedules.
  • Coordinated engineering releases, flight test engineering orders and development release orders to support flight test schedules and program objectives.

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29. F-15

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Here's how F-15 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised instrumentation systems installation on F-15 aircraft at the McDonnell-Douglas plant.
  • Performed as lead USAF engineer and airborne test conductor for the 120 flight F-15 APG-63 DT&E radar program.
  • Participated in the F-15 APG-63/APG-70/APG-63V1/APG-63V2 tactical software development, test, and integration laboratory and flight test efforts.
  • Performed developmental flight testing of advanced avionics and weapons systems for the A-10 and F-15 aircraft.
  • Acted as project engineer for F-15 AIM-7 missile live fire tests against advanced cruise missiles.
  • Engineered Class II modifications of F-4 and F-15 aircraft to carry DLQ-3B electronic countermeasures pods.
  • Developed, planned, and conducted operational testing of F-15C and F-22A aircraft.
  • Controlled all hardware and software modifications for 8 unique F-15 test aircraft.
  • Qualified and actively flying on test missions in F-16 and F-15 aircraft.
  • Supported numerous F-15 demos to US and foreign customers.
  • Instrumented F-15 test aircraft and monitored live fire events.
  • Tested new systems on F-15 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft.
  • Obtained over 250 flight test hours in the F-15D, F-18A, and HH-60G fighter aircraft.
  • Planned and led flight tests for F-15.
  • Non-rated aircrew in the F-15 and F-4.

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30. Instrumentation Systems

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Here's how Instrumentation Systems is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Flight Test / Test, repair, modify, and trouble-shoot components and assemblies of aircraft instrumentation systems.
  • Install, checkout and configure Instrumentation Systems installed on 737, 747-8, 787 and P-8 aircraft.
  • Worked on flight test instrumentation systems.
  • Perform pre-flight and post flight of installed instrumentation systems, and direct resolution of any system anomalies that may occur.
  • Performed preflight and postflight operations, developing procedures for on-board instrumentation systems.

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31. Developmental Test

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Here's how Developmental Test is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Managed and oversaw all aspects of instrumentation for Developmental Testing during set up for FAA certification.
  • Mastered developmental test and evaluation techniques and procedures.
  • Supported developmental test and evaluations of 16 different aircraft for ACC, AETC, AFSOC, and USSOCOM.
  • Led developmental testing for large aircraft cockpit avionics and air traffic upgrades
  • Performed developmental test and evaluation on aircraft, weapon system, and technical publication for the Fleet Warfighter.
  • Performed developmental testing on the SH-2G Helicopter at Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, MD.

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32. Catia

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Here's how Catia is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed CATIA model revisions and created new component designs.
  • Used CATIA v5 Generative Drafting Workbench extensively to create 2D drawings defining strain gage installation requirements for static and fatigue testing.
  • Coordinated changes of installation/ detailed drawing with production shop aides, Catia v.5 knowledge to confirm implementation.
  • Design on Tubing Catia V5 program for hydraulics systems.
  • Created 32 unique engineering designs in Catia V5.
  • Ice shapes, workstations, flowmeters, APU, strain gages, accelerometers, flutter, transducers ) - CATIA V5.

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33. System Integration

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Here's how System Integration is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided navigation theory and system integration lectures to facilitate cross-discipline test planning and analysis.
  • Programmed system integration of an automated test environmental testing chamber, and prototype manufacturing applications, including motion control.
  • Executed positive and negative System integration testing of online transactions to manually regress web browser performance integrity.
  • Conducted environmental, operational, system integration and troubleshooting on aeronautical, electrical and shipboard systems.
  • Identified Test Scenarios to validate system functionality, data integrity, and cross system integration.
  • Integrated complex electronic and mechanical devices and performed other system integration testing of semiconductor systems.

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34. F/A-18

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Here's how F/A-18 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Flight test engineer and operations coordinator for Swiss and Finnish F/A-18 Foreign Military Purchase programs.

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35. FTE

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Here's how FTE is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided Test Operation direction in maintenance meetings and coordinate aircraft scheduling with Flight Test Engineers (FTE) and maintenance supervisors.
  • Acted as the lead engineer on AC632 after sitting 3 years on the tarmac and brought the aircraft back into service.
  • Drafted the Engineering Data Report (EDR) for the demonstration test phase to present test results.
  • Provide Quality Assurance after a complete phase or depot maintenance has been performed.
  • Drafted final test reports for submission to the Admiral at COMOPTEVFOR.
  • Presented the KC-10 report to the SFTE symposium.
  • Assisted SMEs by analyzing Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS) signal results after flight.
  • Designed change support for 787 model "held for" issues (build issues after installation).

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36. Ground Operations

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Here's how Ground Operations is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Flight Test Ground Operations Engineer - The Boeing Company, Everett, WA Control configuration of aircraft in flight test.
  • Oversee Design, Stress, Final Assembly, Flight Test Design, and Ground Operations to integrate program planning.
  • Maintained the training program for flight and ground operations to include curriculum development and scheduling training courses.
  • Performed engineering duties in the ground control station during flights and ground operations.
  • Provided Flight Test Ground Operations engineering support.
  • Address mission personnel including pilots and senior management on propulsion related items during mission briefings, flight/ground operations, and de-briefings.
  • Provided flight test ground operations, engineering support, coordination and execution of pre-flight and post- flight activities.

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37. IPT

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Here's how IPT is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Reported the results to Subject Matter Experts (SME) and Integrated Product Team (IPT) engineers.
  • Authored Integrated System Test procedure and test script involving critical on-orbit systems, and executed this test successfully.
  • Prepared and presented test results, schedule updates, and deficiency report status at IPT meetings.
  • Performed initial inspection of the helicopter upon receipt to the Flight Line from production.
  • Performed post-flight analysis of data using Mat-Lab scripts and plots to troubleshoot errors.
  • Created MATLAB scripts to analyze and summarize Fly-By-Wire responses to autopilot commands.
  • Report hardware and software propulsion system deficiencies to owning IPT.
  • Performed dry-runs of these test and operation SOPs and scripts in simulation laboratory using test hardware.
  • Developed perl, python, and shell automation scripts to reduce satellite operations costs.
  • Generated Matlab-based data correction scripts for EA-6B flight test nose-boom data.
  • Follow test scripts and perform system monitoring during pre-flight, flight and post-flight activities.
  • Created Requirements Traceability IPT on the H-1 program using DOORs * Team comprised of Government & Contract team members.

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38. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Chaired and planned the DOD/DOE Joint Test Working Group for the GLCM/W84 Warhead and integrated test and range safety requirements.
  • Verified hardware and RF/electrical interfaces involving DoD payloads.
  • Coordinated the test department's manpower and resources to meet continually changing project requirements, while upholding DOD standards.
  • Maintained a DOD secret security clearance.

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39. C-17

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Here's how C-17 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Led to awarding of 1994 Collier Trophy to the C-17 Program for excellence in aeronautics.
  • Designed composite tooling components for C-17 flap vane components and assemblies2.

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40. Data Reduction

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Here's how Data Reduction is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed data reduction and processing under demanding schedules to support critical program milestones.
  • Managed unique test instrumentation, data reduction and analysis tools, and reporting systems.
  • Provided post-flight data reductions and preparation of data transmitted to flight test mainframes.
  • Flight Test instrumentation, data reduction, & analysis.
  • Maintained all data reduction and parsing.
  • Presented overall progress of air vehicle loads envelope expansion program through data reduction to better inform program leadership.

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41. Matlab

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Here's how Matlab is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided test team with MATLAB presentations covering cost efficient techniques for parsing large data sets.
  • Expedited and simplified the quotation process for solar water heating systems by accurately representing solar water heating system performance through MATLAB models
  • Developed applications in C++ and MATLAB for validating the algorithmic performance of the computer vision and optical-inertial sensor fusion library.
  • Designed, constructed, and implemented calibration automation software for test equipment utilizing MetCal and MatLab software.
  • Developed and executed MATLAB code for statistics analysis and generate plotting.
  • Performed Electromagnetic Interference calculations using MATLAB.

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43. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and conducted verification tests to ensure prototype and production hardware meets or exceeds customer requirements.
  • Developed lean processes and integrated supplier's processes, using material and process data to meet manufacturing and customer requirements.
  • Evaluated flight test methods, ranges, and aircraft platforms to meet customer requirements.
  • Verified SMC space weapon systems met or exceeded customer requirements.
  • Develop new test procedures to comply with customer requirements.
  • Produced contract deliverables including post-mission technical reports that met the customer requirements.

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44. Iff

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Here's how Iff is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Collaborated with different platform/system level engineers to ensure tests are planned and executed safely while maintaining efficiency.
  • Served as a crew member and flying Flight Test Engineer/Test Conductor on 18 different types of military and civilian aircraft.
  • Included IFF Mode 5 Requirements Development Team Lead, Mode S Lab/Ground/Flight Test Development Lead and Target Sight System support.

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45. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Designed mechanical provisions for science and instrumentation equipment for NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747 research aircraft.
  • Collaborated with NASA on a project to design a test bed for their HIWC program.
  • Developed software to support development of graphical telemetry displays for NASA Enhanced Telemetry Display System.
  • Resolved NASA experiment instrumentation requirements to ESA equipment capabilities.
  • Provided engineering support for several NASA projects at Dryden Flight Research Center.
  • Team leader of NASA's Orbiter Wire Inspection Team.

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46. FMS

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Here's how FMS is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed on board airplane certification of first Sperry FMS.
  • Test Engineer, GBU-15 R&D support and FMS

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20 Most Common Skill for a Flight Test Engineer

Flight Test Plans17.9%
Test Procedures11.3%
Avionics9.2%
FAA6.8%
Test Cases6.7%
Flight Test Program5.1%
Data Analysis5.1%
Flight Test Aircraft4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Flight Test Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Flight Test Plans
Flight Test Plans
13.5%
13.5%
2
2
Test Procedures
Test Procedures
8.5%
8.5%
3
3
Avionics
Avionics
6.9%
6.9%
4
4
FAA
FAA
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Test Cases
Test Cases
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Flight Test Program
Flight Test Program
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Flight Test Aircraft
Flight Test Aircraft
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Flight Test Reports
Flight Test Reports
3%
3%
10
10
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Ground Test
Ground Test
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Missile
Missile
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Flight Test Operations
Flight Test Operations
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Usaf
Usaf
2%
2%
15
15
Flight Control Systems
Flight Control Systems
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Control Room
Control Room
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
F-16
F-16
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Aircraft Configuration
Aircraft Configuration
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Engineering Support
Engineering Support
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Data Collection
Data Collection
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
C-130
C-130
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
F-35
F-35
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
UAV
UAV
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
GPS
GPS
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Flight Test Activities
Flight Test Activities
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Flight Crew
Flight Crew
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Test Points
Test Points
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Test Schedules
Test Schedules
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
F-15
F-15
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Instrumentation Systems
Instrumentation Systems
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Developmental Test
Developmental Test
1%
1%
32
32
Catia
Catia
1%
1%
33
33
System Integration
System Integration
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
F/A-18
F/A-18
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
FTE
FTE
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Ground Operations
Ground Operations
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
IPT
IPT
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
DOD
DOD
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
C-17
C-17
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Data Reduction
Data Reduction
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Matlab
Matlab
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Navair
Navair
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Iff
Iff
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Nasa
Nasa
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
FMS
FMS
0.7%
0.7%

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