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David Bailey
GS-14, DAF (Ret)

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David Bailey

Summary Qualifications

Over 30 years of experience working in air vehicle subsystems, flight systems, and integration engineering, including roles as the Chief Integration Engineer for F-117, Lead Flight Systems Engineer for Global Hawk, and Lead Subsystems Engineer for the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM). Experience includes a wide range of programs including B-1, B-2, ACM, Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) and B-52. Served as technical expert on Executive Independent Review Teams (EIRTs) for the B-1A, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), F-22, DarkStar and Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (JUCAS). Specialized expertise in MIL-HDBK-516-based military airworthiness certification, supporting both government and industry organizations.

Key Specialties

  • Military Airworthiness Certification

  • Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E)

  • Systems Engineering

  • Air Vehicle Subsystems Engineering

Key Positions

  • Senior Systems Engineer, MacAulay Brown

  • Supervisory Integration Engineer, F-117 Systems Squadron

  • Chief Flight Systems Engineer, F-117 Program

  • Lead Flight Systems Engineer, Global Hawk Program

  • Chief Systems Integration Engineer, Global Hawk Program


  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Penn State

  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton