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NASA is, for now, moving ahead with plans for a launch of the next crew to the International Space Station early next week as it watches an approaching hurricane. The post Crew-5 launch preparations continue amid hurricane threat appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:00:29 +0000
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Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:45:23 +0000
The UK Space Agency said Sept. 26 it has shortlisted groups led by startups Astroscale and ClearSpace for a mission to remove two spacecraft from low Earth orbit in 2026. The post UK shortlists Astroscale and ClearSpace for multi-debris removal mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:29:57 +0000
NASA will move the Space Launch System rocket from its launch pad back the Vehicle Assembly Building as a precaution for an approaching hurricane, a decision that may delay the Artemis 1 mission until November. The post SLS to roll back to VAB as hurricane approaches Florida appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:27:08 +0000
NASA and the European Space Agency signed an agreement on cooperation on lunar exploration activities that could open the door to additional ESA roles in the NASA-led Artemis effort. The post NASA and ESA sign lunar cooperation statement appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 25 Sep 2022 15:52:57 +0000
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Sat, 24 Sep 2022 23:12:40 +0000
ULA launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket September 24 at 3:25 p.m. Pacific from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The post NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4’s final West Coast launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 18:49:59 +0000
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2014
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     Current job:Manager - Flight Test
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsCommercial Manager, Program Controller, Cost Estimator, Pricing, Program Coordinator, Project Management, Logistics, Negotiation, Flight Test, Aerospace, PMP
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    PERSONAL STATEMENT
    I am a positive, proactive and results-driven professional with 10 years’ experience in Programme/Commercial related roles within defence and civil aeronautics sector. I have extensive experience working within cross-functional, multinational teams, leading high value projects with a significant level of technological content.

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    06/2012 – Today    Eurofighter GmbH
    Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH is a multinational company that co-ordinates the design, production, upgrade and support of the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The company is made up of the major aerospace companies of the four Eurofighter partner nations. My positions in Eurofighter are on a secondment basis from Finmeccanica Aircraft Division (formerly Alenia Aermacchi).

    01/2015 – Today     Flight Test Manager
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Munich, Germany
        Management of four-nation Flight Test campaigns for new development and in-service requirements for existing (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Oman, Saudi Arabia) and potential future customers, including:
    o    assessing feasibility
    o    establishing a programme and defining priorities against overall business strategy
    o    allocating tasks to the Flight Test Centres
    o    monitoring and controlling execution of the campaigns
    o    communications and reporting, both externally to Eurofighter Partner Companies (EPCs) and System Design Responsibilities and internally to Eurofighter management
    o    verifying compliance of outcomes against requirements
    o    ensuring effective closure of the campaigns
        Definition, development and implementation across EPCs of programme and risk management toolsets for the functional Flight Test team

    06/2012 – 12/2014     Pricing Senior Project Leader - Development
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Munich, Germany
        Commercial management of future business proposals, from Customer Requests for Information (RfIs) through to contract signature, including:
    o    Preparation and submission of Industrial Requests for Quotation (RfQs) to EPCs, based on Customer requirements
    o    Harmonisation/co-ordination of EPCs’ RfQ responses in accordance with Commercial and Quality processes
    o    Chairing international meetings, such as bid launch/bid progress sessions
    o    Generation of bid documentation, including contract articles/annexes/payment plans
    o    Presentation of final proposals to Eurofighter and Industry shareholders in order to obtain approval for submission to the Customer
    o    Supporting discussions and negotiations with Customer representatives (NETMA: NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency)
    o    Submission of the final contract issue to the Eurofighter and NETMA CEOs for signature
        Performance of Commercial activities in support of Contract Amendments for existing contracts
        Definition of "Should Cost" estimations to enable comparison with EPC proposals
        Definition of economic/financial reports (e.g. Workshare Report, Operational Budget) and support to the Finance Department for contract financial controls
        Support to the Marketing/Export departments for the definition of market surveys/life cycle costs and presentation to potential export customers
        Definition of engineering judgment estimates for Business Cases and presentation to the Customer

    11/2005 – 05/2012    Finmeccanica Aircraft Division (formerly Alenia Aermacchi)
    Finmeccanica is the leading industrial group in the high-technology sector in Italy and one of the main global players in aerospace, defence and security. The Aircraft Division is engaged in the design, development, production, logistic support and crew training for trainer aircraft, military aircraft, unmanned systems and aircraft for special missions

    12/2010 – 05/2012     Contracts and Pricing Specialist
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Turin, Italy
        Launch of internal cost estimates in accordance with the Customer RfQ and monitoring of the cost estimation activity
        Pricing determination and contract definition
        Participation in international meetings with EPCs, in order to harmonise Contract contributions, and with the customer, in support of contractual requirements and pricing negotiations

    11/2005 – 12/2010    Programme Controller, Cost Estimator (Logistic Support)
    Alenia Aermacchi Headquarters        Turin, Italy
        WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and Gantt development for Logistic Support Offers/Tenders
        Determination of the logic of cost allocations and development of cost estimates
        Milestones and financial indicators monitoring
        Support to national and international Commercial departments during contract negotiation
    EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL COURSES
    10/2015            Emerge UK                Munich, Germany
    International Leadership Excellence

    08/2015            Project Management Institute        Munich, Germany
    PMP (Project Management Professional) credential award

    2005                Politecnico di Torino            Turin, Italy
    BSc in Aerospace Engineering
    Graduation thesis: “ISO 9000:2000 – Quality Management System. Project Planning, Customer Management”

    IT SKILLS
    Microsoft Project and Excel advanced skills, SAP Logistics, MS Word and PowerPoint

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES
    Italian (native) – English (fluent) – German (beginner)

    HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
    Guitar (folk, electric, classic), sports and outdoor activities (basketball, football, squash, skiing)

     


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