The 58th Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lecture and Annual Branch Dinner
Celebrations of the 150 th Anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the 100th Anniversary of the Boeing Company
Mr Michael K. Sinnett
Vice President - Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Product Development
Michael Sinnett was appointed vice president of Commercial Airplanes Product Development in August 2013. The Product Development organization formulates the preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, improves environmental performance and develops advanced technology. Prior to leading the Product Development organization, Michael served as vice president and chief project engineer for the 787 program. He led the effort for 787-8 and 787-9 airplane delivery including flight test, technical configuration of the airplane, product integrity and safety. Michael had served on the 787 program since its inception, previously in the position of chief systems engineer and vice president of Systems. He also served as the senior chief engineer of Airplane Systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Michael began his aerospace career at the McDonnell Aircraft Company in 1982, working in flight simulation on the AV-8B Harrier II program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri – Rolla and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering as a National Science Foundation Creativity in Engineering Fellow at the University of Missouri – Rolla.
Michael was named a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in March 2011, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in January 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016.
Powerhouse Museum details and map
The Powerhouse Museum close to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Central Station (Sydney Terminal), Broadway bus station (Railway Square), and Exhibition Centre Sydney Light Rail Station. The 501 bus stops directly outside the Museum. For bus, train or ferry timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.
There is limited metered street parking near the museum, located on Harris St, Macarthur St and adjacent streets.
Powerhouse Museum has discounted parking options with the following providers:
Wilson Parking (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central), 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket
Discounted $15 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machine located in the Museum shop before returning to the car park.
Harbourside Car park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Phone 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464)
Discounted $14 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machine located in the Museum shop before returning to the car park.