By Ryan Ewing
AirlineGeeks Webinar: How Test Flights Work with Honeywell Aerospace
As part of its webinar series, AirlineGeeks will host Joe Duval of Honeywell Aerospace to discuss test flights and experimental aircraft. Mr. Duval has decades of experience as a pilot and aviation professional, operating several of Honeywell’s test aircraft, including the Boeing 757-200.
Join AirlineGeeks and Honeywell Aerospace on June 18 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET) for this exclusive webinar. Participants can register here and submit your questions in the form below.
Joe Duval is the director of flight test operations for Honeywell Aerospace at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, Arizona, and operates the fleet of aircraft at the Honeywell test bed. In this role, he is responsible for all engineering efforts, flight test development and strategy, as well as the achievement and maintenance of technical and programmatic excellence within a team of exceptionally talented engineers, technicians, mechanics and pilots. He flies Honeywell’s Boeing 757, Gulfstream 550 and King Air B200 planes and takes part in flight tests on other planes in Honeywell’s fleet. He reports directly to the vice president of Honeywell
Advanced and applied technology.
Previously, Joe was a Site Manager and Senior Test Pilot at the same site where he was responsible for operating Honeywell’s Boeing 720 and Boeing 757 aircraft, ensuring accurate and repeatable data for a wide variety of internal customers from ‘Honeywell.
Prior to joining Honeywell, Joe was a research and test pilot at the Lincoln Laboratory Flight Facility at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this role, he was instrumental in bringing their Boeing 707 flight test aircraft online after moving from a fully military staff to a civilian staff by instructing pilots and engineers to flight on the operation of this type of aircraft. He has designed and piloted flight test profiles for emerging technologies in government and commercial applications.
Joe also worked as Chief Pilot and Director of Operations for Part 91 and 125 operations carrying high profile and high net worth clients. He was responsible for all aspects of the global operation of Boeing and Gulfstream aircraft, including; personnel planning, operational communication with various FAA offices, management of flight planning, budgeting and overall operational safety. He was also a flight officer with American Airlines and was put on leave shortly after the September 11 attacks.
Joe served in the US Air Force as a pilot on C-130 and B-707 (VIP) planes. Through a series of positions of increasing responsibility, Joe became the chief pilot of the flight department responsible for transporting the general officer and staff of Special Operations Command (one of the nine combat commands) . He also held the position of Chief Safety Officer for the same department and received training as an accident investigator.
Phoenix, AZ is the home of Joe, his wife Romy, and their son. Joe has over 9,000 flight hours as a pilot and flight engineer on several aircraft and holds FAA type ratings on nine aircraft. He holds a BS from Oregon State University in Software Engineering.
Joe is involved with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is Honeywell’s point of contact for the society. He also attended the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, Calif., And graduated from the Southern California Safety Institute’s Flight Safety Officer Course.