Aero Nautique provides a full range of aircraft design, analysis, and certification services including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ALGOR, NASTRAN, Space Claim, and CATIA V5

AeroNautique Management Team

AeroNautique has over 100 years of specific industry experience, collectively.


Kyle BarkerR. Kyle Barker
kbarker@aeronautique.us
501.834.6114

Mr. Barker has spent his entire career in the aviation industry and has been engaged primarily in the corporate aircraft sector since 1990. These endeavors included primary responsibility for several start up programs including the Bombardier Challenger 300 and the Dassault Falcon Jet 7X programs while serving as programs director for DeCrane Aircraft Holdings. He has held positions with Dassault Falcon Jet, Sky Tech, and AIR. His broad background in aircraft certification, manufacturing technology, completions, and technical management for a wide range of aerospace applications provides AeroNautique with a solid understanding of the MRO and OEM aviation industry. Following graduation from the University of Texas, Arlington with a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mr. Barker established AeroNautique Aircraft Design & Analysis.


Meredith Johnson, Director of Business Development
mjohnson@aeronautique.us
501.834.1101 ext. 101

Ms. Johnson has over 12 years of experience in the aviation industry while holding management positions in both engineering and production. She joined AeroNautique after 6 years at Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ). During her time at DFJ, she was the Program Engineering Manager over Cost Control & Scheduling for all aircraft models. Ms. Johnson was also previously employed with Decrane Aircraft Holdings and BE Aerospace, where she gained experience in Engineering document control, flammability testing, structural testing, purchasing, outside sales and program management. Her vast experience in multiple aspects of the business allows her to work with our customer base to meet the demands of their business, whether it is through the launch of a single project or an entire program. Ms. Johnson graduated from North Central Texas College in 2004 with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.


HANK DANFORD
hdanford@aeronautique.us
940.239.0864

Mr. Danford has over 10 years of aircraft design & certification experience in the corporate aviation industry. He has experience with a variety of aircraft interiors, structures, avionics systems, and FAA certification efforts. Mr. Danford has extensive design/CAD experience as well as extensive structural analysis experience. Mr. Danford started working for AeroNautique as a drafting intern while still in college. Following graduation from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Danford began working full time at AeroNautique. He has led numerous STC and refurbishment projects of all sizes for AeroNautique.


Brian Pavelek, Project Manager

Mr. Pavelek has over 8 years of aircraft design, project management, and certification experience. He has been AeroNautique's Project Manager for zero-passenger interior STC projects on several custom Boeing 737 completions. On these and other projects he has designed custom components, created and checked manufacturing drawings, performed stress analysis, planned and performed structural pull testing, written process specifications, generated flammability testing plans, and designed plumbing systems for interior installations. He was Engineering Manager for The Infinity Partners (a subsidiary of Decrane Aircraft Holdings) from 2000-2003, leading a department of approximately 12 direct employees and 8 contractors in design and certification of cabinetry for Global Express and Challenger 604 VIP completions. Mr. Pavelek graduated from the University of North Texas in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He was named Most Outstanding Alumnus for Mechanical Engineering Technology in the spring of 2003. In addition to his aircraft industry experience he has over 3 years experience in automation design for factory and nuclear manufacturing.


Tracy Shires, Stress Manager

Mr. Shires graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in aerospace. He began his professional career with International Isotopes as an Accelerator Engineer, but quickly moved to Aerospace in an entry level mechanical structures design position with AeroNautique. Mr. Shires has extensive experience in information technology, a variety of Rigid Body analytical methodologies, 3D Analysis model creation using Femap/Nastran, pull testing, technical report writing, as well as experience in design/CAD using SolidWorks and AutoCAD LT. Mr. Shires has a large variety of experience in managing stress analysis programs in the corporate aviation industry - from small one-off projects to the structural STC certification aspects of BBJ completions.


Dan Steinbiser, FAA DAR

Mr. Steinbiser has almost 30 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, completions, modifications/alterations, design and certification. Previous positions have included VP Engineering/Quality, Certification Manager, QA Manager and Chief Inspector.. He currently is a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR). Mr. Steinbiser has an extensive background on numerous fixed wing and rotorcraft FAA approval programs, FAA forms 337, field approvals and STC projects.


Michael Lieblich, FAA Structural DER

Michael Lieblich has over 20 years of experience in design and approval of major aircraft structural alterations and repairs.  He has been a designated engineering representative (DER-Structures) for the FAA for over 20 years as well.  He is authorized issue design approvals for Part 23 and Part 25 airplanes.

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