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Aidan Foley
5505 East McLellan Road, Unit 53
MesaAZ 85205
Areas Of Expertise
Senior level Mechanical Design Engineer with strong problem solving skills within Aerospace, Defense, and Aviation. Proven ability to work effectively with internal and external teams. Long-time interest in the complete Engineering package, such as technical, cost, schedule, risk, and quality accomplishments. Well-developed MS Office, UG NX, CATIA V5, and MathCAD skills.
Patents and Awards
  • U.S. Patent 6,860,450 for Boeing’s AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter rapid deployment usage to prove out apparatus and method for folding of main rotor blades for storage and transport. (2005)
  • American Helicopter Society (AHS) Robert L. Pinckney Award to Boeing’s Split Torque Transmission team for notable achievement in manufacturing development of rotorcraft components. (2000)
  • AHS Grover E. Bell Award to Boeing’s Rotorcraft Pilot's Associate (RPA) team for outstanding research, and experimentation contribution to field of helicopter development brought to fruition. (2000)
  • AHS Harry T. Jensen Award to Boeing Apache Longbow Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) team for an outstanding contribution to the improvement of vertical flight aircraft reliability, maintainability, and/or safety through improved design brought to fruition. (1999)
  • Awarded 4 Pride@Boeing Appreciation Awards, and 3 Pride@Boeing Achievement Awards
Career Highlights
Senior Advanced Engineer2009-2011
Glendale, Arizona
Leading global provider of integrated avionics, systems and service solutions for satellites
  • Reduced expenses by updating procedure in 4.5 days versus 2 weeks including a > 58% scope.
  • Selected as Project Manager to lead 5 reaction wheel satellite projects valued at over $10M.
Senior Engineer2006-2009
Chandler, Arizona
Developer of space and missile systems for commercial, civil, and military customers
  • Demonstrated adaptability within 4 functions (Engineering, CAM, Checking, and Manufacturing).
  • Coordinated Control Account Manager (CAM) tasks for Engineering labor valued at $11M+.
  • Ensured timely task completions for 18 Engineers as Scheduling Liaison.
  • Organized status on 400+ drawings and 200+ tasks for upper management review.
  • Reduced design errors to < 5% by providing Manufacturing Checking support on 300+ drawings.
Design Engineer2004-2005
Mesa, Arizona
Supplier of medium caliber cannons and turreted cannon systems to U.S. and allies
  • Saved $35K+ over 4 months by improving Checking efficiency through process compliance.
  • Completed Tooling design and transition early in 7 weeks out of a 26 week allotted schedule.
Engineering Scientist1996-2004
BOEING (Asgard)
Mesa, Arizona
Producer of AH-64D multi-role combat helicopter for U.S. Army and international forces
  • Demonstrated versatility across 4 departments (Drive, Rotors, Airframe, and Testing).
  • Increased rapid deployment capability from 2 to 6 ships by tighter helicopter blade nesting.
  • Lowered helicopter gearbox cover install time from 12 hours to 20 minutes by redesign effort.
  • Reduced part count from 36 to 4 by high speed machining conversion on primary bulkhead.
  • Worked within 55% of allocated budget to qualify Suppliers by designing table top fatigue tests.
Certifications and Training
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Control Account Manager (CAM)
Lean Value in Manufacturing
Quality Assurance
Risk Mitigation
Six Sigma
Bachelor of Science Degree, Mechanical Engineering, BSME, Suffield University, Twin Falls, Idaho