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Auxiliary System Components for Northrop Grumman, Palmdale

Padden Design Engineering is currently supporting the design, analysis, and qualification testing of Auxiliary Systems Components for a new special program at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Palmdale, CA. The program will produce several developmental units for flight, ground, and structural qualification testing…. Read More

 

MQ-4C Triton Engine Maintenance Trainer Empennage

Padden Design Engineering has successfully completed the design and development of the MQ-4C Triton Power Plant Maintenance Trainer’s aft fuselage assembly (empennage). This device will support various maintenance and service training for the MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned surveillance aircraft built… Read More

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology Featuring the Embraer E2

The Embraer E190-E2 passenger commercial jet is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. The article entitled Improving the Breed, is an in-depth review of the E190-E2’s flight testing and performance…. Read More

 

New Office Location

Padden Design Engineering has relocated their offices to the Sawgrass Business Center in Stuart, FL. This is the first solar powered commercial building on the treasure coast featuring fiber optic internet services. “We had an opportunity to invest in our… Read More

 

Vin Padden’s Memoire on Designing the LEM

On July 20th 1969, the world watched as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) on the moon’s surface to become the first humans to visit and set foot on another celestial body. This year marks… Read More

 

2016 Stuart Airshow Opening Night

The 27th annual Stuart Airshow at Whitham Field is underway. This year, the show runs from November 4th through the 6th. Dave Padden, his wife, Victoria, and friends were there for the opening ceremony on Friday night. The airshow is… Read More

 

Grumman Reunion at Vero Beach

In March of 2016, Padden Design Engineering (Padden DE) attended the Northrop Grumman Retiree Club’s annual event. The event took place at the Disney Resort in Vero Beach, Florida. Vin Padden, president of Padden DE, caught up with former colleagues… Read More

 

F-15SA Weapons Trainer Design

Padden Design Engineering (PaddenDE) has completed design work on the F-15SA Weapons Trainer. The F-15SA is a ground-based training environment for the most advanced production F-15 eagle ever built. PaddenDE supported the development and integration of two composite fuselage assemblies representing… Read More

 

Stuart Airshow 2015

Padden Design Engineering is a proud sponsor of this year’s Stuart Airshow at Witham Field and a continuing supporter of this long tradition here in Martin County. As a developer of innovative technologies and provider of world class engineering services,… Read More

 

PW1900G/Embraer E2 Jets Engine Installation

Pratt & Whitney is powering the new Embraer E190/E195 E2 family of 106-132 passenger commercial jets with the PW1900G geared turbofan engine which is slated for entry into service in 2018. Padden Design Engineering is supporting Northrop Grumman’s contract to… Read More