Kenneth Katz, Collins Aerospace, Presents at ITPS Flight Test Seminar
Kenneth Katz, Principal Engineer at Collins Aerospace
Presents at the
11th Annual ITPS Flight Test Seminar & 2023 Canadian SFTE Chapter in London, Ontario
V-22 Osprey Climatic Testing
The V-22 Osprey underwent climatic testing in the McKinley Climatic Laboratory in 1992. The combination of the unique characteristics of the facility and the tiltrotor configuration of the V-22 Osprey presented the test team with a range of challenges in planning, conducting, and managing the climatic testing. This presentation covers the V-22 Osprey climatic testing from planning through results, with lessons learned.
About Kenneth Katz
Kenneth P. Katz was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1985 and reported for duty as a flight test engineer at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base. After completing his military service, he conducted flight testing of the V-22 Osprey as an employee of The Boeing Company. Since then, he has worked in a variety of roles in aerospace and information technology. Katz is currently a principal engineer at Collins Aerospace, leading teams that develop digital flight control systems.
Katz is a Senior Member of the SFTE. He is a Certified Scrum Master and a Project Management Professional. Kenneth has FAA certifications for Commercial Pilot in single- and multi-engine airplanes, with an instrument rating and approximately 1500 pilot flight hours. He has flight experience as an aircrew member and observer in approximately 25 types of military aircraft. Katz is the author of three books about military aircraft, most recently The Supersonic BONE: A Development & Operational History of the B-1 Bomber.
Katz has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985), Master of Science in Engineering in Aerospace Engineering (University of Michigan, 1994), and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (University of Michigan, 1995).