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     Date Submitted:19-07-2011
     Last Modified:14-03-2018 (08:15)
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     Current job:Aerospace Safety & Reliability Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystem, Reliability and Safety Engineer. Reliability predictions and Fault Tree analysis by means of WIndchill RELEX software. Requirements analysis and traceability by means of DOORS software. Troubleshooting/Failure isolation and testability, FMECA (Fai


    Nationality   Italian

    Date of birth   15 FEBRUARY 1977

    Status   Single



    • Dates January 2016 – Today   ALTRAN – LEONARDO AIRBORNE SYSTEMS (ex. Selex-ES) (

    • Name and address of employer   ALTRAN – LEONARDO FINMECANICA

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace and Defence

    • Occupation or position held   Safety & Reliability Engineer

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    As external consultant, I’m supporting the safety engineer in charge of the AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar CAPTOR-E safety activities here in this Selex-ES facility (, working on:

    • hazard identification and analysis;

    • risk assessment;

    • safety documentation issues (FHA, PSSA, PHA, HA, SSA, CCA reviews);

    • fault tree analysis (FTA) and development;

    • reliability predictions;

    • FMECA development (component & functional);

    • reliability block diagram (RBD) development and analysis mainly by using the PTC RELEX (PTC Windchill) software on the basis of military standards (MIL-STD-882; MIL-HDBK-338; MIL-HDBK-217; MIL-STD-1629).


    • Dates July 20013 – December 2015   ALTRAN – Selex-ES (

    • Name and address of employer   ALTRAN – FINMECCANICA Selex-ES

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace and Defence

    • Occupation or position held   Requirements Engineer

    • Main activities and responsibilities      

    As external consultant, I was part of the FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red search and tracking) team in Selex-ES company, working on the requirements traceability and upgrade for the Eurofighter airborne Infra-Red Search and Track device (


    • Dates February 2011 – June 2013   ALTRAN – ALENIA AERMACCHI

    • Name and address of employer   ALTRAN – ALENIA AERMACCHI (

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace and Defence

    • Occupation or position held   Reliability Maintainability & Testability Engineer

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    As external consultant, I was part of the RAMS (Reliability, Maintainability, Availability and Safety) team in ALENIA-Aermacchi company.

    During this time for the Alenia-Aermacchi M-346 advanced military trainer (, my activities covered the following areas:

    - failure identification in terms of Ground/Cabin Crew observed faults and electronic control units detected faults;

    - development of time effective procedures to isolate faults on Aircraft equipment (troubleshooting analysis);

    - update or issue the Failure Mode & Effect Criticality Analysis (FMECA) to system aircraft level (hydraulic system, fuel system, propulsion, etc.), in order to seek critical areas and as ultimate goal, meeting the compliance with quality and internal standards so as to overcome the approval and certification of the M-346 jet trainer.


    • Dates July 2007 – December 2010   ALTRAN – SELEX GALILEO

    • Name and address of employer    ALTRAN – SELEX GALILEO (

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace and Defence

    • Occupation or position held   Aerospace Modeling & Simulation Engineer

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    As external consultant, I was part of the aerospace modelling and simulation team in SELEX GALILEO company.

    During this time for the flight simulators of the TORNADO, Alenia Aermacchi M-346, CL-415 aircrafts and for the

    Agusta AB212 helicopter, my activities covered the following areas:

    - development of mathematical models for the airborne systems simulation (hydraulic, fuel, electrical, engine models and torque transmission, helicopter propulsion & power system, etc.);

    - mathematical models to simulate the flight mechanics of missiles (IR or radar guided), bombs (laser, GPS guided or “dumb”) and to manage and release the external ordnances and payload;

    - analysis about weights, inertias and aircraft center of mass location;

    - preliminary aerodynamic analysis through CFD software for non-viscous fluids (MGAERO software).


    • Dates March 2007 - April 2007   DEMA – TRAINING COURSE IN CATIA V4

    • Name and address of employer   DEMA, (DEsign and MAnufacturing of aircraft, helicopter and space companies

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace

    • Occupation or position held   Formation

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    In partnership with DEMA (DEsign and MAnufacturing of aircraft, helicopter and space companies) I attended a training course in aerospace design by means of the software CATIA V4.



    • Name and address of employer   COMPAGNIA GENERALE DELLO SPAZIO (ex. CARLO GAVAZZI SPACE) (

    • Type of business or sector   Space

    • Occupation or position held   Stage

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    Eight months stage in Carlo Gavazzi Space (

    During this time I realized a feasibility study and mission analysis to verify the possibility to enlarge the flight mission of the USV-FTB1 experimental vehicle, from transonic to high supersonic flight (above Mach 2.5). The topics analyzed during this work considered the analysis and design of flight path and the mission analysis, regarding various hypothesis for the propulsion and attitude control systems and verifying the possibility of a controlled flight in every phase of the mission, through the definition of a control system and his verification with simulations.


    • Dates February 2004 – October 2005   ITALIAN AEROSPACE RESEARCH CENTER - (CIRA)

    • Name and address of employer   CIRA (Centro Italiano di Ricerche Aerospaziali) (

    • Type of business or sector   Aerospace research center

    • Occupation or position held   Collaboration devoted to master degree

    • Main activities and responsibilities

    Still in the USV-FTB program (Unmanned Space Vehicle-Flying Test Beds,

    I improved my knowledge and experience in flight mechanics and attitude control with my 18 months thesis work, in partnership with Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA and Polytechnic of Milan.

    My thesis covered a wide range of topics, i.e.:

    - nonlinear system control, mainly concerning the dynamics inversion method applied to non-linear models;

    - aerodynamic and aircraft design, mainly concerning the trim, manoeuvrability and stability analysis for various flight configurations;

    - atmospheric and extra-atmospheric flight and its attitude control, discerning between stability and instability flight conditions;

    - suborbital flight trajectory design in order to maximize the heat flux;

    - parabolic trajectory design in order to experiment microgravity aboard;

    - robust model study and design via mu-analysis;

    - final design of a typical flight profile in order of suitable load factor, maneuverability limits of the aircraft, deflections and frequency response of the aerodynamics control surfaces, deflection of vectorable nose, response of RCS systems (Reaction Control System) during extra-atmospheric flight.



    • Date July 2005

    • Name and type of organization providing education and training   Polytechnic of Milan, MILANO

    • Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    I graduated in 2005 in Aerospace Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan with final mark of 85/100.

    My 18 months thesis work, in partnership with the Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA), dealt with the development of a flight simulator of a space shuttle involved in a suborbital re-entry trajectory, as foreseen in the USV (Unmanned Space Vehicle) program. My supervisor was Prof.s Ercoli Amalia FINZI and I was also supported by my supervisor’s assistant, Eng. Francesco CURRERI (project engineer in USV program). My academic career covered the following research fields of industrial interest:

    - structural with Science of Constructions, Aeronautics Constructions I and II, Structure and Aerospace Materials I;

    - control theory with Automatic and Aerospace Servo-systems;

    - flight mechanics and control with Flight Space Mechanics I and II, Automatic, Aerospace Servosystems;

    - propulsion with Aerospace Engines and Rockets;

    - fluid mechanics with Fluid dynamics and Aerodynamics.

    Workshop in ESTEC following the course of Aerospace Systems Design, during that I developed the thermal control system for a satellite. The course aimed at achieving skills in designing space missions.

    Students worked in a team under the supervision of ESA’s personal trainers and tutors, making use of ESA’s knowledge and support, visiting ESA’s sites (ESTEC) and meeting ESA’s staff and their work.

    • Title of qualification awarded   Aerospace engineer

    • Level in national classification (if appropriate)   Master degree with final mark 85/100


    • Date July 1996

    • Name and type of organization providing education and training   Liceo scientifico “Galileo Galilei”, LANCIANO

    • Title of qualification awarded   High school diploma

    • Level in national classification   54/60






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    Excellent knowledge in MATLAB, MATLAB/Simulink and MATLAB tools. Good knowledge in CATIA V4/V5, STK (Satellite Tool Kit) and ThermXL.

    Standard knowledge in Computational Fluid Dynamic software (MGAERO). Good knowledge of Windows operative systems and Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc). Basic knowledge in FORTRAN and academic knowledge in C programming languages.

    Standard knowledge in Telelogic DOORS, AUTOCAD and software for writing and pictures processing (i.e. Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.).



    My interests include space and aerospace research, especially control and automatic systems, thermal control and protection systems, aircraft design of high aerodynamic characteristics and speed, flight control mechanics, mathematical models and simulation, non-linearity models and control, all topics concerning space and aerospace.

    I’m also very interested in improving my knowledge in other different engineering areas, working in a dynamic and stimulating team.



    Willing to move and travel all over Europe and abroad.



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