Andrew Roach is an advanced lead engineer for the thrust reversers and nacelle components produced by Middle River Aircraft Systems to equip the Airbus A320neo jetliner.
A University of Maryland, Baltimore County student for his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Roach had two internships at MRAS.
During the first, he was working with project life cycle management system for engineering products, from initial design to approval and release; during his second internship, he worked with next-generation nacelle technologies, testing new materials and next-generation thrust reverser designs.
“Being able to see the product from the initial design and taking it all the way to the final testing is a very rewarding experience.”
While at MRAS, Roach began working on composite materials and aerospace structural design – and decided that was the area he wanted to focus on professionally. “I was able to experience that while working with thrust reversers, designing, building and testing a new, full-scale thrust reverser that promises improved performance and fuel burn,” says Roach.
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Posted: December 4, 2018