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Clark Smith

Project Management, Systems Engineering

Clark Smith is an airworthiness engineer in the Office of the Chief Engineer F-35 Lightning II at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is responsible for assessing and establishing initial airworthiness for all major design changes. Previously he was flight test director and aircraft certification lead engineer for Program IX where he directed aircraft flight test activities with the Flight Test Wing of the Finnish Air Force's Air Combat Center. He was aircraft certification lead engineer for the K-Max Cargo Unmanned Aerial System responsible for establishing airworthiness and risk management plans and processes appropriate for civil derivative cargo UAS prototype development. He was weapon system integrity lead engineer for the HH-71 Combat Search and Rescue. Previously, he was airworthiness certification engineer for VH-71 Presidential Helicopter and requirements manager for Project Eagle.

Mr. Smith worked for The Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems as regulatory compliance lead engineer for 767 tankers and as maintenance engineer and avionics lead of maintenance and ground operations systems. He worked for TRW as a supervisor / manager for a team of six instructors. He has participated in many global airworthiness authority engagements.

He is a manager / instructor flight line operator and aircraft mechanic and a recognized global aircraft airworthiness regulations expert. Mr. Smith is a FAA commercial pilot and holds his FAA Mechanic Certificate. He has a BS Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.