Computational Fluid Dynamics guru David Lednicer has joined Raisbeck Engineering’s aircraft design team. He previously held a similar position at AMI (Analytical Methods, Inc), where he worked more than 20 years. Prior to AMI, he was an aerodynamicist at Sikorsky Aircraft for over five years, and a consultant to Scaled Composites and Beech Aircraft at Gemini Technologies for three years.
Involved with more than 400 modification efforts involving general aviation, business, transport and military aircraft, and several major aircraft development programs, Lednicer’s career encompasses virtually every major name in aviation, from Airbus, Bell, Boeing and Bombardier, to McDonnell Douglas, Gulfstream and Raisbeck, where he helped design all of the Aviation Partners (API/APB) winglets, except the original GII. He also brought his expertise to bear on the Rutan Voyager, which flew non-stop, unrefueled, around the world in 1986.
As an AMI employee, he collaborated on numerous Raisbeck projects, including the ZR LITE Performance Systems and Aft Fuselage Lockers for Model 31, 35, 36 Learjets. He also conducted preliminary design studies on Aft Fuselage Lockers for the Gulfstream IV and Challenger 604, and a Performance Package for Beechjet 400s.
Lednicer earned a BSE, Magnum Cum Laude, and an MSE, both in Aerospace Engineering, at the University of Michigan. He has published numerous technical papers in professional publications, and holds a patent as co-inventor of a Helicopter Blade Airfoil. A licensed private pilot, he is a Gold Circle Member of the American Helicopter Society and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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