Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Deputy Senior Design Engineer, BAE Systems Australia

Currently employed at BAE Systems Australia

Previous: Tenix Defence, ASEMA International, Airbus


Previous: University Of Southampton, City Of Bristol College, Backwell School



    I am a professional Aeronautical Engineer, with skills, knowledge and experience in a broad range of disciplines required for the design and development of civil and military aircraft. My career has had me working on a wide range of exciting projects, from the Airbus A380, the proposed 2nd generation supersonic commercial transport (successor to Concorde), to the Orions, Seahawks and Hercules aircraft of the Australian Defence Force. I am passionate about the industry, and promoting the aeronautical engineering profession in Australia and overseas, and developing safer and more efficient aircraft and industry practices.


Deputy Senior Design Engineer

At BAE Systems Australia

From 2008 to Present
Formerly Tenix Defence, the defence business of Tenix was purchased by BAE Systems in 2008. My responsibilities as Deputy Senior Design Engineer (DSDE) cover the design review and approval of loads analysis, structural analysis, weight and balance, vibration, environmental compliance and structural...
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Senior Engineer - Mechanical and Aeronautical Structures

At Tenix Defence

From 2002 to 2008
Working in the aerospace industry upgrading the aircraft of the Australian Defence Force, namely the AP-3C Orion, C-130H/J Hercules and S-70B-2 Seahawk platforms. My primary responsibilities are loads analysis, structural analysis, weight and balance, vibration, environmental compliance and...
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Mechanical Engineer

At ASEMA International

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on contract to Monorail Malaysia Technology, I was responsible for the mechanical certification of the monorail beam switches.

A380 Wing Component Loads Interface

At Airbus

From 2001 to 2002
I was privileged to work on the design and development of the Airbus A380, my responsibilities included the generation of A380 wing component loads data; the contact point within the A380 loads group for all queries from the Component Design and Build Teams relating to wing component loads issues,...
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Loads Engineer

At Airbus

From 1999 to 2001
In the Loads Group of the Airbus UK, my responsibilities covered the modelling of A380 aircraft flight loads, verification, processing and application of aerodynamic data to the flight loads model, and A380 static aeroelasticity studies. I also performed investigations into potential ways of...
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Senior Project Engineer

At Airbus

From 1992 to 1999
My most exciting project was the management of a program of work on the loads estimation, structural analysis and optimization of the 2nd generation Supersonic Commercial Transport being undertaken by TsAGI Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, in Zhukovsky, Russia, promoting improved cooperation...
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At Airbus

From 1986 to 1992
I was trained in a broad range of workshop skills, in a wide variety of aircraft manufacturing, assembly, inspection and laboratory departments, engineering drawing office, and technical training in the Systems Laboratory, Structures Laboratory, Loads Engineering, Market Evaluation and Future...
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  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Mechanical

Centres d'intérêt

  • I love travel
  • enjoying fine wines and brewing beer
  • surfing