PLANO, Texas — Blue Sky Innovations, an international business and general aviation consulting firm, has appointed aerospace engineer Jimmy Tubbs Chief Technical Officer.
Tubes will be responsible for developing engineering plans and serving as a Designated Engineer Representative (DER) to facilitate modifications and certifications for global clients.
His expertise will streamline processes for aircraft and power plant design and development to TC, and FAA STC management for power plant, airframe and avionic modifications and upgrades, according to company officials.
In addition, he will be involved in working with government regulatory agencies around the world to obtain the proper certifications required for BSI clients to sell beyond their borders.
Tubbs has been in the general aviation industry for more than 50 years as an aerospace engineer, A&P mechanic, FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER), accident investigator and licensed pilot. For much of his career, he has developed modifications and certifications to build and convert piston engines and component parts.
He spent 17 years as an civilian engineer and engineering supervisor for the US Air Force where he developed the SUU-21A training bomb dispenser, conducted the F-102 compressor stall program and led the development of the T-38 Lead-Ion Fighter. He left the Air Force when he purchased Daily Tubbs Aero, a company that sold aircraft piston engine component parts and developed modifications to general aviation airplanes.
After operating the company for six years, Daily Tubbs Aero was sold to a predecessor company of Danbury Aerospace. Tubes was the VP of Engineering for Danbury Aerospace for 31 years before Danbury was acquired by Continental Motors.