The compliance verification engineers that work for AFD have a military aircraft background.

Chief Engineer Jerrod Hartley, begin his career in 1988 at BAE SYSTEMS as an aircraft fitter and eventually joined the Stress Office to work on TORNADO, HAWK, and TYPHOON fast jet programmes. Jerrod later worked on the NH90 military helicopter programme in Holland, responsible for the full-scale testing of the tail structure in Munich and Amsterdam.

Structures Lead Engineer Lisa Chambers, began her career in 1998 at BAE SYSTEMS also as an aircraft fitter before joining the Stress Office to work on the JSF fast jet programme. Lisa later returned to BAES to work on TYPHOON check stress. Prior to joining AFD, Lisa was working in Sweden, assigned to the T-X military training aircraft collaboration between SAAB and Boeing.

When AFD was initially established in the UK, a small team of AFD engineers worked on several BAES UAV programmes at Marshall-Slingsby, including HERTI and MANTIS.

More recently AFD has supplied analysis services to several military programmes:

  • • Leonardo C27J Military Transport Aircraft – Fatigue Life Management Tool
  • • Australian MOD MRH90 Military Helicopter – Weapon Mount Integration
  • • UK MOD PUMA Military Helicopter – Repair, Modification and Upgrade
  • • UK MOD H135 Defence Helicopter – Repair, Modification and Upgrade
  • • Pakistan MOD Sea King Helicopter – Radar Upgrade Integration
  • • Portuguese MOD Dassault Falcon 50 Aircraft – Extensive Avionics Upgrade
  • • Airbus A400M Military Transport Aircraft – Design Support to Cargo Floor