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NAWCAD Industry Day, Patuxent River, MD

Dave Padden, VP of Padden Design Engineering (PDE), recently attended the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Industry Day in Patuxent River, Maryland. During the event the Navy briefed Dave on their efforts to reduce development and testing time… Read More


NASA Space Launch System Industry Day

Padden Design Engineering was invited by NASA to attend the Space Launch System Industry Day. The event was hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, a.k.a “Rocket City”. Padden Design Engineering has a long history with the… Read More


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