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.