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David Poling

AOE Advisory Board
  • Ph.D., 1985, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech
  • M.S., 1980, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S., 1978, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
P.O. Box 16858 MC P23-00
Philadelphia, PA

Throughout the course of his 25 year career with the Boeing Company, Dave has been involved with and has led various Program level, Government and Company sponsored research and development programs.  Dave is currently a Program Manager and Associate Technical Fellow in the Advanced Rotorcraft Systems Group at Boeing in Philadelphia, PA.  In his current assignments he is the Technical Program Manager and Lead Engineer for the Future Transport Helicopter (FTH) program and is also the team lead for the design of a high performance Active Rotor blade.

Boeing Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Program Managers Workshop 18 Technical Publications,  Reviewer AIAA and ASME Journal Publications, AIAA Aerodynamics Session Chairman, AHS Joint Heavy Lift Session Presenter, 63rd Annual Forum AHS Gold Circle Award, Boeing Merit, and Special Incentive Awards  

Industry Experience:

  • (2008 – Present) Technical Program Manager and Engineering Team Lead for Future Transport Helicopter Program and Active Rotor Project
  • (2007 – 2008) Program Manager – SkyHook HLV Program
  • (2004 – 2007) Deputy Program Manager – Army AATD Bell-Boeing Quad Tilt Rotor Joint Heavy Lift Program
  • (2002 – 2004) Technical Program Manager - Gov’t National Rotorcraft Technology Center (NRTC) – Rotorcraft Industry Technology Association (RITA)
  • (1999 – 2004) Program Manager – ONR/NAVAIR Reconfigurable Rotor Blade Program
  • (1997 – 1999) Lead Engineer –  DARPA Shape Memory Alloy program
  • (1997 – 1998) Boeing Rotorcraft Aerodynamics Instructor - Boeing/Singapore Engineering Offset Program
  • (1990 – 1998) Sr. Technical Specialist Advanced Rotorcraft Design, Boeing Rotorcraft Aerodynamics Department
  • (1985 – 1990) Sr. Engineer Boeing Aerodynamics Department   

Academic Experience:

  • (1980 – 1985) Instructor Engineering Science and Mechanics, VA Tech
  • (1979 – 1980) Instructor Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University

Dave’s interests are in the areas of design of heavy lift VTOL rotorcraft, and design of smart rotor blades.