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Featured Team member: Nicholas Caruso

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In Feature, With No Comments

Working at Momentum has been very beneficial and a great learning experience. Passion for aerospace and aeronautics fuels Nicholas Caruso, engineer at Momentum, in his quest to continually push himself. Never one to back down from a challenge, he enjoys the opportunity to learn and think outside the box. Working…

Featured Team Member: Abhi Henadirage

On December 5, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, With No Comments

Working at Momentum has been a thrilling experience along with plenty of inspiration to become the best person of myself, both personally and professionally. Abhiruchika (Abhi) Henadirage, Engineer, like many aviation enthusiasts, has loved flying objects since childhood. Armed with a passion for aviation, a degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace…

Featured Team Member: Stanley Victorio

On December 5, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, With No Comments

Always be prepared for the worst outcome on the testing site, while also preparing everything carefully to achieve the best result. Stanley Victorio is an Aerospace Engineer with Momentum. Primarily tasked with flight testing, he brings his experience of developing estimations for drone navigation systems. A typical day may consist…

It Takes a Village for this Piaggio P-180’s STC Flight Test Program

“With proper planning and coordination, a rhythm develops in the flight test program that supports safe and effective execution.” – Stephanie Smith, Momentum Senior Engineer   There’s nothing more fulfilling for a team of professionals than seeing a project come together successfully, having made a contribution to that effort, no…

How Collaboration Took Full Advantage of Converting Field Approvals into two Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Wright Air Service’s Helio H-295

The Field Approval system has been in place for quite some time, but over the last decade the FAA has begun tightening the requirements for obtaining a field approval and in many instances stopped issuing field approvals for modifications that were previously field-approved. This specific project is one such instance….

Featured Team Member: Co-Founder, Dan Garrett

On October 3, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, By , With No Comments

I love seeing a good system in action, especially one that I helped to create, but I never want to lose sight of the fact that leadership transcends good systems everyday. Dan Garrett, Managing Partner & DER (Designated Engineering Representative), is humbled by understanding that his leadership comes with an…

Our new engineering facility at KSTP, St. Paul, MN

On July 24, 2018, Posted by , In Momentum News, With No Comments

We are very excited to provide a professional office location for our growing engineering staff – Dan Garrett, Managing Partner Momentum Aeronautics, LLC is excited to announce expansion of its engineering operation to a new facility at the Saint Paul Downtown Airport, KSTP, in St. Paul, MN. The new facility…

Pilatus PC-7 wheel and brake installation STC

On November 9, 2017, Posted by , In Engineering Services, By , , With 1 Comment

Momentum recently completed an aircraft Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project for Parker Hannifin Corp. Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division through the FAA Chicago Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). STC number SA04264CH approves the installation of Parker wheels and brakes on Pilatus PC-7 aircraft. The project included all necessary engineering, airworthiness, testing,…