Helicopter Engine Technologies 
    Frank M. Shallene
        Helicopter Propulsion Consultant

            (817) 229-0462


Frank Shallene  .  .  .

A pioneering leader with a distinguished career in helicopter turbo-shaft engine and installation design now offers his expertise as a private consultant to the industry as Helicopter Engine Technologies, LLC. 

Mr. Frank Shallene graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He is certified as a Professional Engineer by the Texas State Board of Registration and has amassed an impressive list of professional accomplishments.  Mr. Shallene's technical experience can be reviewed by clicking here. 

He has extensive experience in Propulsion Design, Propulsion Analysis / Integration, Flight Test Development, Design Support & Report Writing and Off-site Technical Test Support. He is certified by the FAA as a Consultant Designated Engineering Representative (DER). Mr. Shallene enjoyed a 34 year history with Bell Helicopter Textron in Fort Worth, Texas, retiring in December of 1999. He remains active in Propulsion Consulting with numerous helicopter and engine manufacturers.

As Chief Project Engineer with Bell Helicopter Textron from 1989 through 1992, Mr. Shallene led the design and development of the Bell model 230 as shown here.

Photo by Barry Shipley; February 12, 2012