AFD is a strong team of highly qualified consultant engineers specialising in the field of stress analysis and certification.

All our engineers are degree qualified and either professionally registered Chartered Engineers or working towards this level.

AFD has a policy of training and developing all engineers to become PSEs or Professional Simulation Engineers, accredited by NAFEMS.

Several engineers within AFD are Compliance Verification Engineers, appointed by EASA Part21J Design Organisations to verify compliance demonstration for the structural aspects of Design Changes and Repairs to aircraft and rotorcraft.


CHIEF ENGINEER

Jerrod Hartley

C.Eng, B.Eng(Hons), & MRAeS

A dynamic, highly driven, and customer focussed company owner, CEO, and Chief Engineer.

Jerrod began his career at British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) as an Apprentice Fitter before progressing into the Stress Office at Warton, Lancashire.

After 13 years at BAE Systems, Jerrod branched out to work abroad for BOEING in the USA, for Fokker in The Netherlands, and  finally for AIRBUS in Germany.

In 2009, Jerrod returned to the UK to establish Airframe Designs and set about exploiting an opportunity to supply Specialist Stress Analysis Services to EASA Part21 Design Organisations across the UK and Europe.

Jerrod has over 30 years of experience in the Aviation Sector and is an accomplished Structural Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) for a wide number of customers. 

Jerrod is firmly focussed on maintaining high standards within our business to meet customer expectations and to ensure we deliver structural substantiation evidence that fits with the high standards laid down by the European Aviation Safety Agency. 
This sits alongside an ambition to grow the company and set the benchmark for the supply of Stress Analysis and related services to the Aerospace, Defence and Space industries.


STRUCTURES LEAD ENGINEER

Lisa Chambers

B.Eng (Hons)

A very experienced principal stress engineer with an aptitude for leadership and team management.

Lisa began her career at British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) as an Apprentice Fitter before progressing into the Stress Office at Warton, Lancashire.

After 8 years at BAE Systems, Lisa spent some time as a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the Blackpool & Fylde College before returning to industry.

Lisa has worked for Bombardier in Canada, Jet Aviation in Switzerland, and SAAB in Sweden but decided to return home (Blackpool) in 2019 and join Airframe Designs in a leadership role.

Lisa has 18 years of experience in the Aviation Sector and is appointed as a Structural Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) for several UK and European customers. 

As the Structure Lead Engineer, Lisa leads the entire team of Stress Engineers to ensure that benchmark processes are being followed and on-time delivery is accomplished, to the right quality and within budget.


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