The Nacelle Group has announced the appointment of Brendan Austin as Chief Engineer (Nacelles), New Markets & Projects in its Nacelle Systems Consultancy (NSC) Division.
Brendan brings a wealth of industry experience having previously held senior engineering roles with Bombardier, Rolls Royce & Safran Nacelles on a range of civil aircraft projects, focusing on propulsion and Thrust Reverser Systems. More recently Brendan was General Manager of Morson Projects Belfast and Head of Operation / Technical Director for KCMG Composites R&D Centre in Ireland.
Michael Thompson, General Manager of The Nacelle Group, said “We are really delighted to have Brendan joining us, his knowledge and experience will add real value to the existing Engineering Team and boost our business growth plans for the years ahead.”
Brendan’s role with NSC will focus on expanding into new geographic markets for the companies specialist capabilities in aircraft propulsion system design and certification, and expanding the existing customer base. In addition he will also take on the leadership of a number of client R&D programs looking at cutting edge new technologies.
He will also provide support to the development of the Group’s Test Business ‐ Resonate Testing – as it continues to build its reputation as a specialist engineering test business focused on fire and vibration testing across a range of sectors.
Brendan is Deputy Chairman of industry trade body ADS NI, Chairman of the NI Partnering for Growth Sales & Marketing working group, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.