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Allan Middleton

Project Management, Systems Engineering

Allan Middleton is a principal engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, The Skunk Works, in Palmdale, California. He specializes in aeronautical engineering, systems engineering, flight testing, project management, airworthiness, flight safety and certification.

His current project involves the development of a supersonic business jet at Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Projects (The Skunk Works). He is the program manager for the JSTARS recapitalization acquisition. Previously, he was the air vehicle engineering manager for the development of the presidential helicopter and several special mission aircraft. He also was flight test director and mission commander aboard special mission aircraft and project lead for autonomous rotary wing UAS. He led the development of the F-35 Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, a flying laboratory for development of F-35 Mission Systems.

Mr. Middleton has worked for Lockheed Martin for 38 years in Fort Worth Texas, Marietta Georgia, Owego New York, Littleton Colorado, Goodyear Arizona and Palmdale California on projects ranging from the C-130, C-5, and C-141 transport aircraft to HH-71, UH-1N, Boeing 737, U-2, Learjet 35A, Hawker 800XP, and F-35. He has worked with other aerospace and aviation electronics companies including Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney, Rockwell Collins, Augusta Westland, Bell Helicopter, Hawker Aircraft, Learjet, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, DRS Technologies, Boeing, and Airbus.

He is a private pilot flying fixed wing general aviation aircraft. Mr. Middleton earned his BSME degree at Kennesaw State College, formerly called Southern Technical Institute, a unit of Georgia Technical Institute. He completed further coursework in rotary wing technology at Penn State, State College, PA.