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Air Warfare Engineering Squadron Capabilities by CAPT Michael Fairbanks-Smi...

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University of South Australia

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Captain Fairbanks-Smith will be speaking about the Air Warfare Engineering Squadron and in particular the System Design and Development Flight, its role within the Australian Defence Force, and flight test instrumentation activities undertaken by the Squadron.

Part of the RAAF Air Warfare Centre, the Air Warfare Engineering Squadron's capabilities are primarily SDD including design, manufacturing, drafting, 3D printing etc. Recent tasks include the PC-9 NVIS, P-3 Orion (A09P-657) transient vibration, KC-30 AAR, NIFTI and C-27J LMS.


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CAPT Michael Fairbanks-Smith, Aeromechanical Design Engineer, Australian Army

Captain Michael Fairbanks-Smith is an Army Officer and mechanical engineer. He enlisted in the Australian Army as a rotary wing technician in 1991 and has experience on Iroquois, Chinook, Blackhawk, Multi-Role Helicopter and Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters. Captain Fairbanks-Smith has been posted to the 1st and 5th Aviation Regiments, the Army Aviation System Program Office, HQ Army Aviation Training Centre, the US Army 101st Airborne Division and the MRH Resident Program Team, France. He has been deployed on several overseas operations.

Captain Fairbanks-Smith is currently an aero-mechanical design engineer and project system engineer within the Air Warfare Engineering Squadron located at RAAF Edinburgh, SA. He has been the project systems engineer for both in-house aircraft instrumentation design activities, and commercially partnered flight test instrumentation development projects.

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