Innovations in Advanced Components

Padden Design Engineering


Padden Design Engineering, LLC is a developer of innovative technologies and provider of world class engineering services.

At our core is a firm commitment to the advancement of state of the art technologies through creative, robust, multi-disciplined engineering. Our innovations have yielded several US and foreign patents; paragons of Padden Design Engineering’s capabilities in developing advanced components primarily for the aerospace industry.


MQ-4C TRITON Power Plant Maintenance Trainer (PPMT)

The MQ-4C Triton PPMT device is part of six trainers to be delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California. The PaddenDE team completed the design and development of the Trainer’s aft fuselage assembly (empennage) in June of 2017 and supported the manufacturing and delivery of the first unit to Pax River in January 2018 for final assembly and systems integration.


  • Simulated aircraft empennage structure
  • Use of low cost composite materials (out of autoclave)
  • Reduced number of tools and composite bonding molds
  • Validation of design by FEM analysis
  • Precision fit up to existing aircraft nacelle & fuselage structure
  • First ship set delivered Jan 2018
  • Second ship set fabrication underway Feb 2018


The Embraer E190-E2 gained type certification from all three certifying authorities (ANAC,FAA,EASA) in February of 2018. The team at PaddenDE supported certification through work on the design, validation and testing of the P&W PW1900G engine attachment. Currently the team is supporting the validation of the E195-E2 aircraft for certification.


  • Design complete Mar 2016
  • Development units delivered for flight & ground test
  • Developed innovative test instrumentation
  • E190-E2 engine mount system certification structural testing complete
  • E195-E2 structural substantiation started Jan 2018